Alleged Redmi Note 9 5G with 22.5W Fast Charger Gets 3C Certification in China

Redmi Note 9

It’s not been too long since Xiaomi launched its much-awaited Redmi Note 9 series handsets in India. Currently, the company sells the Redmi Note 9 Pro and the Note 9 Pro Max in India (although at this time all sales have been suspended due to the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown). The company also recently launched the Redmi Note 9S in some other markets.

However, it is not a new device and just happens to be renamed Redmi Note 9 Pro Max. Today, we have details of another Redmi Note 9 device, which according to a recent appearance on Chinese certification agency 3C — seems to support 5G. While the name of this device has not been revealed, it is already being referred to as the Redmi Note 9 5G by some Chinese publications.

Let’s check out the details of this handset.

Redmi Note 9 5G: Specifications, What we know thus far

Per the listing on the 3C website, this new smartphone bears the model number M2002J9E. The phone appears to have passed the certifications along with its charger, which has model number MDY-11-EM. This charger seems to support 22.5W fast charging.

Redmi Note 9 5G

The current generation of Redmi Note 9 series handsets (the Pro Max to be precise), however, already supports 33W fast charging. There is also talk about the possibility of either this being a next-generation Redmi Note series or a ‘National Bank’ edition of the Redmi Note 9. The most notable feature addition to this alleged Redmi Note 9 is support for 5G networks. Current Redmi Note 9 handsets, as you might be probably aware, only support 4G LTE, 3G, and 2G networks. There have also been rumors about the possibility of Xiaomi coming up with a 5G version of the Redmi Note 9 series for the Chinese market, and there is even talk about this handset being the aforementioned 5G phone. This yet mythical 5G enabled smartphone is rumored to feature a MediaTek chipset. We do not, however, have additional details surrounding this device.

As always, we will monitor this report continuously and report in case we find anything that would be of interest to you — the smartphone buff. Do watch this space for more!


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Having spent the better part of the last decade writing about technology, Rahul is among the most experienced tech journalists in India. His writing career began back to 2006 when he started off as a member of the Microsoft PYPC (Protect Your PC) team. At Microsoft, most of his time was spent on creating and updating Microsoft’s Knowledge Base articles. In 2008, thanks to his proclivity for consumer technology, he joined Techtree, then India’s most popular consumer tech website. In his decade-long career, Rahul has contributed to several Indian and International publications including GQ Magazine, Onlygizmos, iPhoneHacks, and The Inquisitr.