Xiaomi is set to launch the Redmi Note 9 series in India next week. At the March 12 online launch event, the company is expected to introduce Redmi Note 9 and Redmi Note 9 Pro smartphones. This will be the biggest launch event from the Chinese smartphone maker in India this year. While the company has managed to keep things under wraps so far, a benchmark listing might have given away more information. Ahead of the launch next week, the smartphone has appeared on Geekbench listing, revealing key specifications. Also Read - Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 landing page teases quad camera, fast charging, and more
The Geekbench listing of Redmi Note 9 Pro reveals that the smartphone will be powered by an octa-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz. The motherboard of the device is codenamed “curtana” and it might be Snapdragon 720G. The device has been benchmarked with 6GB of RAM. It has a single-core score of 569 and multi-core score of 1,755. The benchmark scores seen here are in-line with the score achieved by Realme 6 Pro, which is set to launch in India today. Also Read - Redmi Note 9 to launch in India on March 12; Here's what we expect
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro appears on Geekbench
It should be noted that Realme 6 Pro with model number RMX2061 appeared on benchmark platform with 8GB of RAM. It only scored 1,696 in the multi-core test. There is a possibility that Redmi Note 9 Pro will have even better scores in Geekbench with 8GB RAM variant. The smartphone that appeared on benchmark also runs Android 10 out of the box. The Redmi Note 9 Pro is expected to be joined by a non-Pro version, when they go official on March 12. Also Read - Realme 6 Pro with Android 10 listed on Geekbench ahead of March 6 launch
To recall, Qualcomm launched the Snapdragon 720G alongside Snapdragon 460 and 662 in January. The chip is aimed at bringing faster WiFi, GPS and 4G connectivity to mid-range devices. This chipset also supports ISRO’s Navigation with Indian Constellation (NavIC). If Redmi Note 9 Pro and Realme 6 Pro share the same chipset then it will be a real competition. The benchmark listing, however, suggests that Xiaomi has an edge here. We will know more about this competition next week once both devices become official.