I was expecting one product but in the end, Xiaomi announces 3 products but you can only get 2 of them in Singapore for now. For a start, everyone knows the star of the launch is the Redmi Note 9s.
It will be available in Singapore from 27th March 2020 at this pricing,
- Redmi Note 9s (4GB+64GB): SGD 299
- Redmi Note 9s (6GB+128GB): SGD 349
Here are the specifications.
- Stylish symmetrical design
- Tiny DotDisplay design
- Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
- Colors: Interstellar Grey, Aurora Blue, Glacier White*
- Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 front and back
- Dimensions: 165.75×76.68×8.8mm
- Weight: 209g
- 6.67” DotDisplay
- FHD+ display (2400×1080)
- Color gamut: NTSC 84% (typ)
- Contrast ratio: 1500:1 (typ)
- Brightness: 450nit (typ)
- Reading mode 2.0
- TÜV Rheinland low blue light certification
- 48MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP quad camera
- 48MP wide angle camera
- 1/2” sensor size
- 1.6μm 4-in-1 Super Pixel, 0.8μm pixel size
- f/1.79, AF, 6P lens, FOV 79°
- 8MP ultra wide-angle camera
- f/2.2, FOV 119°
- 5MP macro camera
- AF (2cm – 10cm)
- 2MP depth sensor
- 48MP wide angle camera
- 16MP AI selfie camera
- 1.0μm pixel size, f/2.48, 5P lens, 82.4° FOV
- Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 720G
- Kryo™ 465, Octa-core CPU, up to 2.3 GHz
- Qualcomm® Adreno™ 618 GPU
- 8 nm process technology
- The 5th gen Qualcomm® AI Engine
- 4GB + 64GB, 6GB + 128GB*
- Expandable storage up to 512GB
Battery and charging
- 5020mAh (typ) battery
- In-box charger 22.5W
- Supports 18W fast charge
- USB Type-C
- IR remote
- 3.5mm headphone jack
- Bluetooth 5.0
- Dual 4G, Dual standby
- 2+1 SIM slot
- GSM: B2/3/5/8
- WCDMA version 1: B1/2/4/5/8
- WCDMA version 2: B1/2/4/5/6/8/19
- TDD LTE version 1: B38/40
- TDD LTE version 2: B38/40/41(2545-2655MHz)
- FDD LTE version 1: B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/20/28
- FDD LTE version 2: B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/18/19/20/26/28
Here is a simple summary of the top features of the phone.
And here are a comparison chart showing Redmi Note 9s vs competitors.
And as mentioned earlier, Xiaomi launches more products. They are the Mi Smart Compact Projector and the Mi Handheld Vacuum Cleaner.
Mi Smart Compact Projector
The Mi Smart Compact Projector will be available via Lazada for shoppers in Singapore starting from 20th April at S$699.
The Mi Handheld Vacuum Cleaner is priced at 199 Euro and there is no availability date for Singapore.
Check out the Press Release for details.
Xiaomi introduces the latest member of the Redmi Note family, Redmi Note 9S, in Singapore
Stunning, power-packed device features a quad camera setup and an unparalleled user experience
Singapore, 23 rd March 2020 – Global technology leader Xiaomi today announced the release of Redmi Note 9S in Singapore, a new mid-range performance champion, through a global online stream launch. Delivering on the five star experience Redmi Note users have come to expect, the new device features a powerful processor, striking symmetrical design, outstanding quad camera setup and long-lasting battery. Starting from 27th March 2020 , Redmi Note 9S will be available in Singapore starting from SGD 299 , plus flash sales at SGD 249.
Applauding the success of Redmi Note 9S global online launch, Nicholas Shi, Xiaomi Country Manager of Malaysia and Singapore, said “The Redmi Note series is our most popular smartphone series and it is not hard to see why. It illustrates our philosophy of innovation perfectly with its amazing performance and honest pricing. Redmi Note 9S carries forward the legacy of the Redmi Note series with its great features that will surely excite Mi fans and customers in Singapore. Our goal is to allow everyone to have access to the latest technology at attractive prices. We firmly believe that everyone, regardless of their background and location, deserves to enjoy technologies and innovations. And at this special time, it will be just one click away.”
Performance reigns supreme with a powerful chipset and high-magnitude battery
Equipped with the powerful Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 720G chipset, which consists of an octa-core CPU with a 2.3GHz maximum clock speed, Adreno™ 618 GPU and 8nm process technology. Redmi Note 9S offers an unparalleled user experience through its advanced AI technology and power-efficiency improvements.
As the first smartphone in the Redmi Note lineup to feature a Z-axis linear vibration motor, it enables faster acceleration which results in better haptic feedback compared to traditional motors.
Its 5020mAh high-capacity battery keeps users fully powered throughout the day, even during heavy usage. When it’s time to recharge, the device offers 18W fast charging and comes with a 22.5W in-box charger.
Premium quality legacy continues with sleek design and dazzling display
Touting an all-new, notch-free design, Redmi Note 9S sports a unique square-shaped camera layout and side-mounted fingerprint sensor that doubles as a power button for fast, convenient unlocking. Featuring a 6.67” FHD+ DotDisplay with Redmi Note’s first-ever in-display front camera, the device’s premium, symmetrical design boasts an impressive 91% screen-to-body ratio for a more immersive experience. The display also offers TÜV Rheinland low blue light certification to ensure long-lasting eye comfort. Meanwhile, the device is available in three captivating colors to appease any consumer, including Interstellar Grey, Aurora Blue and Glacier White.
Redmi Note 9S advances Redmi Note’s legacy of developing high-quality phones that are sure to satisfy with its splash-proof nano coating and Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 on the front and back.
Photography and videography shine through with an innovative quad camera setup
Redmi Note 9S features an impressive quad camera setup on the back with a 48MP main lens and a large 1/2” sensor for ultra-high-resolution day photos. Its 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens lets users capture large group images with ease, while its 5MP macro lens and 2MP depth sensor round out the setup to capture beautiful images, every time.
On the front, Redmi Note 9S sports a 16MP lens for its in-display selfie camera, minimizing front screen bezels without compromising camera quality.
Price and availability
Redmi Note 9S will soon be available both online and offline in two versions, 4GB+64GB version and 6GB+128GB version.
Retailed for SGD 299, the 4GB+64GB version will be available as a Lazada online exclusive from 27th – 31st March 2020. From 1st April 2020, the 4GB+64GB version will become available at all channels, including Authorised Mi Stores and e-commerce platforms in Singapore.
In conjunction with Lazada’s 8th Birthday Sale promotion on 27th March 2020, the 4GB+64GB version of Redmi Note 9S will be available for SGD 249 for flash sales. So, get ready!
The 6GB+128GB version will retail for SGD 349. Pre-sale of the 6GB+128GB version will begin on 1st April 2020 and the first sale will be kicked off on 7th April 2020. The 6GB+128GB version will become available at all channels, including Authorised Mi Stores and e-commerce platforms in Singapore.
All the three colors Interstellar Grey , Aurora Blue and Glacier White will soon be available for both versions.
For more information, please follow Xiaomi Singapore’s official Facebook page and Lazada Singapore Mi Store:
More Smart Products Coming Your Way in 2020
During the grand global launch, Xiaomi also announced the launch of a series of ecosystem products worldwide. Apart from Authorized Mi Stores, Mi Smart Compact Projector will also be available via Lazada for shoppers in Singapore starting from 20th April.
Nicholas Shi, Xiaomi Country Manager of Malaysia and Singapore, added: “Our goal is to bring more IoT products to Singapore in 2020 because we want more people to enjoy our innovative products in their everyday lives. We want to encourage more Singaporeans to embrace the smart home lifestyle through the seamless integration with Xiaomi smartphones.”
Xiaomi Corporation was founded in April 2010 and listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on July 9, 2018 (1810.HK). Xiaomi is an internet company with smartphones and smart hardware connected by an IoT platform at its core.
With the vision of being friends with its users and being the “coolest company” in the hearts of its users, Xiaomi is committed to continuous innovation, with an unwavering focus on quality and efficiency. The company relentlessly builds amazing products with honest prices to let everyone in the world enjoy a better life through innovative technology.
Xiaomi is currently the world’s fourth-largest smartphone brand, and has established the world’s leading consumer IoT platform, with more than 213 million smart devices (excluding smartphones and laptops) connected to its platform. Currently, Xiaomi products are present in more than 90 countries and regions around the world and have a leading foothold in many of them.
In July 2019, the company made the Fortune Global 500 list for the first time, ranking 468th among all, and 7th among internet companies. Xiaomi is the youngest company on the 2019 Fortune Global 500 list.