Redmi Note 9S: Xiaomi intermediary
THE Xiaomi announced on Monday, 20, the arrival of the Redmi Note 9S in Latin America. The device, which belong to the brand's intermediate line, will cost up to R $ 3 thousand in the country. Brazil is the first country in Latin America to receive the cell phone, launched outside at the end of March. Because of the pandemic of coronavirus, the launch was presented through a live broadcast on Xiaomi's Facebook, led by Luciano Barbosa, head of the company's operations in Brazil. According to Barbosa, the launch of the cell phone is a logistics challenge for the brand at the moment.
Initially, we had a certain delay in the arrival of products, but we managed to stabilize. The closing of physical stores ended up impacting our business, we have e-commerce, but we feel impacted, that is notorious. But we were seeing the situation as very serious and we were anticipating the possibility of getting here. When the situation started, we had already placed orders for products in greater quantity to guarantee demand, he explained.
Barbosa also commented on the high dollar in the country, which may influence the values of the products. According to him, despite the impact, the company works to maintain prices. We had an impact, made a slight correction in the price of the products, but we will do our best to maintain the prices.
Redmi Note 9S specifications
On the smartphone, the four rear cameras remain, but in a different format compared to the Redmi Note 8, in two columns. There are four rear sensors, the main lens being 48 megapixels (MP), the ultra wide angle 8 MP, a depth sensor of 2 MP and a fourth specific sensor of macro mode of 5MP.
The 16MP front camera has portrait mode, panoramic selfie and slow motion video recording, slow motion, a novelty in relation to the Redmi Note 8, the family's latest release. The device also has support for facial recognition.
The performance is due to the Snapdragon 720G, focused on games for the cell phone, in addition to RAM memory of up to 6GB and up to 128GB of storage, with the possibility of expansion. The 5020 mAh battery promises a longer life and can last for more than two days without recharging.
The fingerprint reader was also changed in the new device, equated with a Redmi Note 9 Pro, according to Barbosa. To make the back of the device more level, it was transferred to a button on the side of the device, which can be purchased in white, blue and gray.
The 6.67 inch screen has Full HD + technology, which improves the sharpness of images and DotDisplay, a decrease in the notch of the front camera, for greater use of the screen. According to the company, the device also has P2i certification against splashing liquids, due to a waterproofing that the cell phone undergoes in the manufacture.
Pre-sales and deliveries
The pre-sale of the device takes place this Monday, 20, until 23 hours, through the official website of the brand. The sale of the device is yet to be announced later. In the version with 4GB of RAM and 64GB the smartphone costs R $ 2.8 thousand. J the version with 6GB and 128GB of storage arrives for R $ 3 thousand. In the pre-sale, the two versions have discounts of R $ 1,000.
Barbosa also stated that, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the company is committed to sending the devices acquired in the pre-sale until May 31. There is still no forecast of when sales should actually start in the country. Also, new products in the Redmi 9 line are due to be launched in 2020 in Brazil, but there are still no set dates. For 2020, the company still expects to maintain plans to expand stores and points of sale, which are already expanding. The 2019 fiscal year was very important for us, we hope to maintain this pace.
* intern, supervised by editor Bruno Capelas