Here are the updates of the Redmi Note 9 Pro and Redmi Note 9 Pro Max as it happened.
Xiaomi India head Manu Jain says the smartphone brand is growing at 16 per cent.
In 2020, Mi and Redmi will have independent portfolios as well as independent sales and marketing teams, he says
Honest Price is Redmi's USP for high quality, he says
New Redmi Note series named Redmi Note 9 Pro Max
Quiz question no 1 for prizes for viewers of the launch: --- is India's number one phone brand
Xiaomi India Chief Marketing Officer Anuj Sharma introduces the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max. It has "aura design, pro camera and max performance"
Quiz question 2: ... number of devices of Redmi brand sold in India
Redmi Note 9 Pro Max look revealed. It has a "3D glass body", punch hole camera in a 6.67 inch display, largest in a Redmi device
Screen has a 20:9 ratio display with an immersive screen
High on functionality, the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max continues to offer the 3.5 mm jack and an IR blaster. Xiaomi perhaps the only brand that still offers IR blaster.
Comes in the Corning Glass 5 to offer best protection
Redmi Note 9 Pro Max offer side-mounted fingerprint sensor.
Colours offered Aurora Blue, Glacier White and Interstellar Black
Quiz Question 3 for viewers: My favourite colour of the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is ... Gives you a chance to win a device.
The primary camera has a 64 MP sensor in the quad camera setup.
Redmi Note 9 Pro Max offers Raw Photography
It offers advanced image processing
Night mode is another useful offering that offers a great amount of detail.
Pro Colour option available in the viewfinder before capturing the image offers Instagram ready photos instantly without having to process raw images.
Another sensor offered in the quad camera package is the ultra wide lens
A 5 MP Macro camera gives you ultra close up photos. And this is 3 MP more than the standard 2 MP Macro sensors offered by other brands, even premium ones.
It gives you near microscope like details.
The portrait sensor offers Bokeh mode giving you details on the subject in focus and blurring but keeping colour detail in the background
The punch-hole, in-display selfie camera in front is a whopping 32 MP one
Quiz question 4: Redmi Note 9 Pro Max comes with a ___ MP primary camera and a ___ MP selfie camera. Viewers using hashtag and tweeting to Xiaomi stand to win the phones as prizes.
To support image processing of the 64 MP camera, the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max comes with as much as 6GB RAM
It will come with an 8 nanometre chipset, which offers better thermal efficiency and lower power consumption. Which means your battery will last longer.
The processor is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G
Compared to the Oppo Reno 3 Pro, which works on the Helio P 95 processor and a Samsung A 71 with a Snapdragon 730 processor, the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max notches up better Antutu scores, Xiaomi claims.
Redmi Note 9 Pro Max will offer 128 GB storage.
Storage can be expanded up to 512 GB. Redmi Note 9 Pro Max offers a dual sim + storage slot
Redmi Note 9 Pro Max will also offer India's own navigation system ISRO's NaVIC, which is said to provide better location services. Primarily the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max will use NaVIC, and only where it is not available, will it switch to GPS or Glonass.
Redmi Note 9 Pro Max offers a massive 5,020 mAh battery which will last and last and last. More than 20 days' standby time, 200 hours of music playback, 11 hours of PUBG playing.
What's more, the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max will come with a 33 W fast charger, which they say will charge the phones in just 30 minutes.
Quiz Question no 5: Redmi Note 9 Pro Max comes with ___ mAH battery and a superfast ___ W charger
Xiaomi India PR head Ankit Vengurlekar introduces the Redmi Note 9 Pro
Quiz question 6: The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max comes with ___ navigation system #ProCameraMaxPerformance
The Redmi Note 9 Pro offers similar specs to the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max
Quiz question number 7: The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max and Redmi Note 9 Pro comes with a superfast processor ____.
Redmi Note 9 Pro comes with a 48 MP primary sensor, 8 MP... and 5 MP Macro sensor. The Macro sensor also allows you to take 1080P video, just as in the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max.
The 2MP depth sensor gets you picture perfect portrait shots with Bokeh.
The Redmi Note 9 Pro selfie camera, in-display on the screen is a 16 MP one.
With a focus on videography to suit the TikTokers and Instagrammers out there, videos shot on wide angle and ultra wide angle lenses offer image stabilisation for clearer action videos on the go.
No need to buy video apps like Flimic Pro, Xiaomi claims, as these features are already on offer in the Redmi Note 9 Pro in its video pro mode
Quiz questions 8 and 9: Tell us you favourite three features of the Redmi Note 9 Pro and Redmi Note 9 Pro Max
It's all impressive but what are the prices?
The Redmi Note 9 Pro comes in two variants, 4 GB RAM + 64 GB for just Rs 12,999 and 6 GB RAM + 128 GB for Rs 15,999.
The Redmi Note 9 Pro Max comes in three variants, 6 GB RAM + 64 GB for just Rs 14,999 and 6 GB RAM + 128 GB for Rs 16,999, and 8 GB RAM + 128 GB for Rs 18,999.
The Redmi Note 9 Pro will be available on March 17 on Mi.com, Amazon and Mi stores, while the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max on March 25.
Last quiz question: What are the honest prices of Redmi Note 9 Pro and Redmi Note 9 Pro Max.
Look for pre-launch offers for the Redmi Note 9 Pro on March 16 on Mi.com