As promised by the Redmi brand, a live stream of new products was launched in India today, March 12th / March. Redmi Note 9 Pro Max unexpectedly came first.
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The last designations in the name Redmi defined as Pro cameras and Max performance. So let's take a look at what the brand has prepared for us.
Redmi Note 9 Pro Max: Summary of specifications
- 64 MPx quadruple camera
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G
- 5020 mAh battery with 33 W charging
- 32 MPx front camera
- 33 W charger included
- 6,67 ″ display with space for camera
"Aura Balance" design
Redmi started with a design they called "Aura Balance Design". The smartphone is made of glass from the front and back, while at the back it is a 3D curved glass. On the back there is a system of 4 cameras in a square arrangement, exactly as we saw on the posters enticing the show.
In addition, the smartphone is on every side protected by Gorilla Glass 5 glass, which is located on the display, on the back, but also on the camera module itself.
A pleasant surprise is the preservation 3,5 mm audio jack and IR blaster for controlling home appliances. The novelty, modeled on the Redmi K30, has taken over fingerprint sensor in the side power buttonwhich is quite practical in reality. In addition, physical fingerprint scanners are still faster than scanners in displays.
As the name implies, the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max will be a great smartphone. And it's true. It contains the largest display ever used in a Redmi smartphone. my 6,67-inch diagonal with an aspect ratio of 20: 9 and includes a shot in the front camera display. It is located in the center of the display.
During the performance, Redmi compared Note 9 Pro Max to the older Mi Max 3, which will probably not get a direct successor. It is the new model from Redmi that is to replace it.
Despite the smaller 6,44 ″ display, the Mi Max 3 is much larger in size than the Note 9 Pro Max. Very thin frames around the display play in favor of the novelty. The smartphone will be available in three beautiful colors, which you can see in the gallery below.
"For cameras" in the advisory Redmi
The new Redmi smartphone follows this motto, which suggests that the manufacturer has focused on cameras more than any other Redmi Note model before. The camera module contains the following sensors:
- 64 MPx primary sensor Samsung GW1, sensor size 1 / 1.72 ″, 6P lens, aperture f / 1.89
- 8 MPx wide-angle sensor with 119 ° viewing angle
- 5 MPx macro sensor, photos from a distance of 2 cm to 10 cm
- 2 MPx depth of field sensor
- The front contains a 32 MPx selfie camera
The camera of the new smartphone includes several functions, including the ability to capture RAW photos for later detailed editing. The functions also include night mode, new mode called "Pro Color"which significantly saturates the colors. This mode even works before the photo is taken, so the user will see the difference directly on the screen before taking the photo.
Another of the slogans of the new Redmi Note 9 Pro Max. But what exactly does maximum performance mean for Redmi in the affordable 2020 smartphone? The latest eight-core processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor manufactured by a modern 8 nm production process. Interestingly, this chipset is more powerful than last year's Snapdragon 730.
The manufacturer also compared the new Snapdragon 720G with the Helio G90T processor in the Redmi Note 8 Pro, as at first glance it may not seem like a significant upgrade in performance. Compared to Mediatek, 720G has a much more modern production process, 8 nm vs 12 nm, which is very much reflected in the efficiency of energy consumption and also in lower processor temperatures.
The processor contains an improved Adreno 618 graphics accelerator, which can handle even more demanding games. As usual, the benchmarks were not forgotten, where Redmi compares the competition with its novelty.
In terms of RAM, the Pro Max model starts at a decent price 6 GB RAM, while a higher configuration with 8 GB RAM. The RAM memory chip is of the type LPDDR4X and Redmi also used fast UFS storage 2.1 with a maximum capacity of 128 GB.
However, internal storage will be possible expand by another 512 GB using a microSD card. The smartphone contains a separate slot for memory cards, which is part of a full-fledged DualSIM slot.
Proper battery with 33 W charging
Battery life has always been a major attraction of every Redmi Note model. Note 9 Pro Max is no different in this and got proper 5020 mAh battery. For the first time in this series of smartphones, we are seeing really fast charging with a power of up to 33 W.
The great news is that the adapter capable of this fast charging is straightforward in the basic package of the smartphone. The smartphone is thanks to fast charging recharges to 50% in just 30 minutes, which is a very decent result given the battery capacity.
How much does it cost?
Manu Kumar Jain, director of Xiaomi's Indian division and the Redmi brand, spoke about the high quality of the latest Redmi smartphones before the award was unveiled. From the Redmi Note 7, the manufacturer focuses on the highest quality possible in this price-performance ratio.
The qualitative shift of these smartphones is really visible in reality. The novelty even got P2i protection against water and dust. The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is also a slightly more expensive, but still very affordable Redmi Note smartphone due to its equipment. These are the prices for the Indian market:
Redmi Note 9 Pro Max with 6 GB RAM and 64 GB memory for 14 RS = 179 € / 4600 CZK
Redmi Note 9 Pro Max with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB memory for 16 RS = 202 € / 5200 CZK
Redmi Note 9 Pro Max with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB memory for 18 RS = 226 € / 5860 CZK
The news will be available in India from March 27, with no word on global availability at the show. We will still have to wait for information about the European performance.
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