Redmi Note 9S announced from RM799 — long live the mid-range king!
The Redmi Note 9S has just announced globally, with it coming to Malaysia officially on 27th March. The successor to the Redmi Note 8 takes a rather big leap forward, skipping all the way from a Snapdragon 665 to the Snapdragon 720G.
It’s essentially India’s Redmi Note 9 Pro for the global market. The specifications are pretty similar, including the camera and storage configurations. Overall it does seem like an interesting entry into the mid-range segment, and an excellent upgrade from the Redmi Note 8, all while maintaining an affordable price tag.
Redmi Note 9S Specs
- Snapdragon 720G, octa-core 2.3 GHz, 8nm
- Up to 6GB RAM
- 128GB UFS 2.1 storage (expandable via 512GB microSD)
- 6.67″ FHD+ IPS LCD display
- 48MP f/1.79 + 8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide + 5MP f/2.4 macro with autofocus + 2MP depth sensor
- 16MP f/2.48 selfie camera
- 5020 mAh battery, 18W fast charging (22.5W fast charger in the box)
- 4GB + 64GB: RM799
- 6GB + 128GB: RM899
The Redmi Note 9S continues the Redmi Note series’ legacy with an IR blaster and a headphone jack, as Redmi has received feedback that fans want the stuff. I won’t argue about the IR blaster at all, as I absolutely love my Mi 9‘s IR blaster to control the air-conditioning.
On 27th March, you can get the Redmi Note 9S (4GB + 64GB) for just RM699 during the 12am-2am session of the Lazada’s 8th Birthday Sale. All you need to do is is participate in a click campaign to unlock the RM100 rebate to slash the price of the Redmi Note 9S down to RM699 from RM799, along with other goodies. The Redmi Note 9S will be offered exclusively on Lazada from 27th to 31st March, with more widespread availability via all of Xiaomi Malaysia’s sales channels from 1st April onwards.
It’s worth noting that Malaysians are among the first to get to experience the Redmi Note 9S, with international availability only starting on 7th April and 8th April. The pre-sales of the Redmi Note 9S (6GB + 128GB) will begin on 1st April, with availability starting by 7th April. You can get the Redmi Note 9S in Aurora Blue, Glacier Blue and Interstellar Grey.
Pokdepinion: Wow I honestly didn’t expect such an affordable price tag.