The new Redmi Note 9 Pro is an artistic number that will woo the masses
March 20 2020: It's no rocket science that commercial masala movies are created with one aim in mind -- to woo the janata and give them all the jhatkas and matkas through item numbers and action sequences that make you whistle and laugh. Art films on the other hand are meant to satiate the hunger of a more elite group of movie enthusiasts who appreciate the fine art of film making and its serious technicalities. Once in a while, very rarely, an art film gets tastefully made and makes it to single screens ad multiplexes, as well as film festivals. If the Indian smartphone ecosystem was a movie land, the newly launched Redmi Note 9 pro is one such gem.
Xiaomi recently did a rejig of their product portfolio and created three different business units -- the Mi range for premium and ecosystem devices, the Redmi range for affordable devices, and the Poco range for gaming smartphones. Ever since the launch of brand Xiaomi brand in India, the Redmi range has been the cash cow, with its disruptive pricing and attractive specs. of this, the Redmi Note series, Xiaomi claims, has been the most successful range. The predecessor to the Note 9 range became the country's best selling quad camera phone. The Note 9 Pro is the first device in the country that comes equipped with something called NavIC, India's homegrown navigation system built in association with ISRO. It continues the quad camera legacy with a 48 MP + 9 MP + 2 MP + 5 MP configuration, along with one of the brightest sensors in the world to enable ultra-low light photography. Coupled with a 16 MP front clicker, the Note 9 Pro comes with a large 5020 mAh battery, and a state-of-the-art Gorilla Glass 5 display with splash proof nano coating. The side mounted fingerprint sensor allows for good hand feel and usability in outdoor conditions.
Powered by the Snapdragon 720G chipset, the device comes with an 'elite gmaing' 5 nm process technology. Additionally, the device also claims to have incorporated a Z axis linear vibration motor for better performance, less battery drain and optimized gaming. Design-wise, Redmi impresses with a new aura balance design which flows all through and around the device. The camera module is tastefully housed at the top middle part of the back, making it look stylish and sleek. The Redmi Note 9 Pro is priced at Rs. 12,999 (4 GB + 64 GB) and Rs. 15,999 (6 GB + 128 GB) respectively, making it a very attractive buy for its design and under-the-hood specs. VISHNU ANAND