Redmi Note 9 with Punch-hole Display, Rear Fingerprint Scanner Certified by TENAA, Full Specs & Images Revealed

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A little while ago, Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi launched the Redmi Note 9 series of smartphones in India. Well, if we are using the Redmi Note 9 moniker for a series, we would certainly expect the Redmi Note 9 to launch, but that did not happen. Redmi, for a change, launched the Redmi Note 9 Pro and the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max smartphones this time around and that left many of us waiting for the vanilla Redmi Note 9.

While the brand has not said anything as to when the Redmi Note 9 would launch (it has not even said as to whether it will launch at all, for that matter), we have spotted a new Redmi device on the Chinese TENAA certification website today, whose features resonate with that of the earlier Redmi Note 9 series smartphones. This leads us to believe that the Xiaomi M2003J15SC could be the Redmi Note 9. Live images and full specifications of the device have been listed on the TENAA website. Take a look at the specifications, features, and live images of the alleged Redmi Note 9 and find out what it has in store for us.

Redmi Note 9 Spotted on TENAA: Here’s What We Know So Far

As seen in the TENAA images for the device, the Redmi Note 9 will share several design features with the rest of the smartphones in its lineup. Notably, the rear camera setup is almost the same. The Redmi Note 9 will feature a square-shaped quadruple rear camera setup, which will consist of a 48MP primary lens. On the right side of the camera module, there will be an LED flash.

Below is the camera module where things really start changing. Contrary to the other two smartphones in the lineup which had a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, the Redmi Note 9 will feature a rear-mounted physical fingerprint scanner. Other than that, there’s Redmi branding at the bottom of the device’s rear. The power button and the volume rocker are on the right side of the device, while the SIM tray is on the left side. The power button is red in color, which reminds us of the blue color variant of last year’s Redmi K20.

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Moving around the front of the device, the Redmi Note 9 will feature a single punch-hole cutout for the selfie snapper, which will be located in the top left corner of the device’s display. Readers must be made aware that the Redmi Note 9 Pro and the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max have a centrally-aligned punch-hole camera.

Coming to the specifications of the device, the Redmi Note 9 will feature a 6.53-inch IPS LCD panel with a Full HD+ resolution of 2,340 x 1,080 pixels. The device will measure 162.3×77.2×8.9 and weigh in at 198 grams. A 4,920mAh battery will keep the lights of the Redmi Note 9 on. It is unclear as to whether or not the device will have support for fast charging.

Under the hood, the Redmi Note 9 will be powered by an octa-core processor, which, according to Digital Chat Stationcould be a MediaTek Helio G80 processor. Note that even the tipster is not entirely sure of the processor make, so one should take this with a slight grain of salt as of now. Nevertheless, the processor will be assisted by 3GB/4GB/6GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB/128GB of internal storage. The internal storage of the device will have scope for further expansion all the way up to 512GB with the help of an external SD card. On the software side of things, the Redmi Note 9 will ship with the latest Android 10 OS out of the box with the company’s in-house MIUI 11 skin baked on top of it.

Also Read: Redmi Note 9 Pro Widevine L1 and HDR Issues Reportedly Fixed in Latest MIUI Update

Coming to the cameras of the device, the Redmi Note 9 will feature a 48MP rear camera and a 13MP front camera. The resolution and type of the rest of the cameras are unknown for now.

As of now, this is pretty much all the information that we have surrounding the upcoming Redmi Note 9 smartphone, but we are sure to receive more intel on the same in the coming days. Whenever we do, we will keep you posted on the same.

What are your thoughts on the upcoming Redmi Note 9 smartphone? Do let us know in the comments section below.


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