The new Redmi Note 9 series is launching on November 26 and we’re learning new things about it on a daily basis. The latest bit of information comes from Redmi’s General Manager Lu Weibing who has shared an official render of the purported new Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G. The official has also teased a brand new camera sensor for the series.
The image shared by Weibing (seen below) shows a smartphone with a circular quad camera design and gradient color finish. We previously saw the same phone appear in a blue colorway on the Chinese certification website TENAA.
The presence of four rear cameras all but confirms that this is the higher-end Redmi Note 9 Pro. The vanilla Redmi Note 9 is expected to carry a triple rear camera setup. Speaking of cameras, Weibing has also teased a world-first camera sensor for the series but it’ll most likely appear on the Pro model.
It’s believed that the Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G could feature the new Samsung HM2 108MP sensor. The recently launched sensor is 15% smaller than Samsung’s previous Isocell HM1 sensor used on the Galaxy S20 Ultra and Note 20 Ultra. It also deploys smaller 0.7 micron pixels compared to 0.8 micron pixels on its predecessor.
Xiaomi already has the Redmi Note 9, Note 9 Pro, and Note 9 Pro Max in the market. However, none of them support 5G connectivity which is the headline change in the new phones. The so-called Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G is said to pack the Snapdragon 750G chipset, while the standard Note 9 is tipped to feature the MediaTek Dimensity 800U.
The series is also rumored to bring 120Hz adaptive displays and better imaging capabilities compared to the existing Redmi Note 9 phones. You can read more about the leaked specs of the two upcoming devices here.