Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 5G Specs, Price and Best Deals

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 5G
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Despite being intended to be a more affordable mid-range series, the Redmi Note 9 series always left like it was missing a 5G variant. Enthusiasts who felt the same way can now rejoice, as Xiaomi has released a 5G variant in the series, and it’s dubbed the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 5G. Details on its specs and price provided in this article is geared towards helping you make your purchase decision.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 5G Key Specs and Features

  • 6.53-inches IPS LCD Display, 1080 x 2340 pixels (395 PPI)
  • Android 10.0; MIUI 12
  • MediaTek Dimensity 800U 5G (7 nm) Processor
  • 6GB / 8GB RAM
  • 128GB / 256GB Built-in Storage, with SD-Card Support
  • 48MP + 8MP + 2MP Triple Rear Camera
  • 13MP Front Camera
  • Fingerprint Sensor (Rear-Mounted)
  • Fast Charging (18W Capacity)
  • 5000mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 5G

Design and Display

Perusing the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 5G design and comparing it with that of the non-5G Note 9, shows a disparity in design, which is majorly evident on the rear covering. However, there is a high chance this design isn’t to leave you wowed as there it contains design elements we have seen on other smartphones.

The front panel bears a 6.53-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 Pixels and a density of 395 PPI, which happens to be the same parameter as that of the Redmi note 9.

What’s more, it also happens to bear a punch-hole camera as seen on its earlier released non-5G variant. With this, we can clearly say the front panel is basically a reminiscence.

Moving on the rear, you will find a circular camera module with triple cameras and an LED flash. The rear panel also features the Redmi branding, which is enough for a Xiaomi enthusiats to know its a Xiaomi smartphone.

Enthusiats who decide to purchase the Redmi Note 9 5G will have the options of choosing from a list of three colours that include Grey, Green and Violet.

The Cameras

The Cameras on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 5G aren’t far fetched from what we got on the non-5G sibling. However, it bears a camera less in its rear camera department.

Here we have a triple camera setup, as opposed to the quad rear setup on the non-5G variant. This rear camera setup comprises of 48MP primary camera with an aperture of F/1.8, an 8MP ultrawide F/2.2 and a 2MP with an aperture of F/2.2.

For selfies, we have a single 13MP with an aperture of F/2.3, which is supported by an on-screen flash.

Hardware and Software

The performance hardware is championed by a MediaTek Dimensity 800U 5G processor, which is a facilitator of the 5G internet connectivity.

The other performance facilitators include Mali-G57 MC3 GPU, a 6GB / 8GB RAM options, 128GB, 256GB storage options and a non-removable 5000mAh Li-Po battery. Enthusiats will also have an 18W fast charge mechanism.

On the software side, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 5G runs on the MIUI 12 interface on the Android 10 operating system.


The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 5G features a 3.5mm headphone jack, USB Type-C port, dual-band Wifi, Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity.

Internet connectivity on here is capped at 5G, which means enthusiats can utilize 5G connectivity for downloads, uploads, and streaming.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 5G Price and Availability

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 5G starts around $198, for the entry-level 6GB / 128GB variant, which translates to 75,438 Naira in Nigeria, 21,958 KSH in Kenya, and 1,156 GHC in Ghana.

The 8GB / 128GB variant costs $228, while the top of the line 8GB / 256GB variant costs $258.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 5G was announced on the 26th of November 2020 and was released for purchase on the 1st of December 2020.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 5G Specs

Here are a few specs of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 5G:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 10, MIUI 12
  • Processor: MediaTek Dimensity 800U 5G (7nm) (2×2.4 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: Mali-G57 MC3
  • Memory: 6GB, 8GB RAM
  • Colours: Gray, Green, Violet
  • Dimension: 162 x 77.3 x 9.2 mm
  • Weight: 199 g
  • SIM Type: Nano – SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual – SIM


  • Display: 6.53-inch IPS LCD, 1080 x 2340 Pixels, 395 PPI
  • Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Foldable Display: No



  • Built-in Storage: 128GB / 256GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, microSDXC (Dedicated slot)
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 2G CDMA 1X: CDMA 800
  • 3G WCDMA:
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G LTE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41
  • 5G: 1, 3, 41, 78, 79 SA/NSA/Sub6

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • 5G: Yes
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot:
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • NFC:
  • Infrared Blaster:
  • USB Port: USB Type-C 2.0


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging:
  • Push Emails:
  • Email Protocol: Yes


  • Music Player: Yes
  • Video Player: Yes
  • FM Radio:
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS
  • Maps: Yes (Google Maps)

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer:
  • SpO2:
  • Pedometer:
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (side-Mounted)
  • Iris Scanner:
  • Face Unlock:
  • Stylus Pen: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes (Google Assistant)
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control:
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation:
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Built-in Mobile Payment:
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor:
  • Document Viewer:
  • Document Editor:


  • Battery: Non-Removable 5000mAh Li-Po Battery
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:
  • Fast Charging: Yes (18W Capacity)
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 5G Specs, Price and Best Deals was written by Alexis Daudu. The article was last modified: October 15th, 2021
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