Xiaomi sub-brand Redmi has just announced their latest affordable mid-range phone, the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max, because a Pro moniker wasn’t enough.
During the announcement, Redmi highlighted how good the new Snapdragon 720G and how one publication, TechPP stated that the Snapdragon 720G is actually better than the Snapdragon 730G and Helio G90T.
The announcer then goes on to compare Antutu benchmarks with a notable absence of the SD720G and Helio G90T. Instead, they used the standard SD730 for the comparison, which is the lower clocked none gaming orientated chipset.
They claim the phones scores 280,041 in Antutu and in my review of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro I achieved 281,295. Admittedly I only got 258,311 testing the Realme X2 which had the SD730G so they may not be completely wrong about the performance vs the older Qualcomm.
Storage and Ram
The phone will have a 2+1 set up with the SIM allowing you to expand the storage with MicroSD while also using a second SIM. The phone will use the older UFS2.1 storage which is a bit slower than this year's flagship.
Storage and Ram options go up to 8GB and 128GB storage.
The camera arrangement is impressive for a mid-range phone, it has a 64MP quad-camera array which includes the 64MP main camera, 8MP ultra-wide, 5MP macro and 2MP depth.
The in-display selfie camera is 32MP, which is the highest ever resolution in a Redmi Note smartphone.
GPS – NavIC
Not relevant for UK buyers but the new phone features GPS navigation via Indias own NavIC on top of the American GPS and GLONASS
The phone comes with a massive 5020mAh battery with a 33W fast charging.
Three memory options will hit the market on March 25 – 6/64 GB, 6/128 GB, and 8/128 GB. Pricing starts from INR14,999 (£157), goes through INR16,999 (£178) and reaches INR18,999 (£199) for the most powerful variant.