Last year, Xiaomi had to change its strategy to launch the Redmi Note 9 series. Rather than bringing these smartphones to China first, the company had to opt for India. After all, the Chinese market was facing the worst period of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company launched the lineup composed of a Redmi Note 9 Pro and Redmi Note 9 Pro Max. These devices were launched in global markets as Redmi Note 9S and Redmi Note 9 Pro, respectively. MIUI 12 for Redmi Note 9 pro max.The standard Redmi Note 9 came a couple of months later.
The Redmi Note 9 Pro series smartphones reached the market with an Android 10-based MIUI 11 update. Several months later, in November 2020, the global variant of the Pro Max, the Redmi Note 9 Pro, received the Android 11 based MIUI 12 update. Curiously, the Indian users didn’t get contemplated with the update by that time. This was very strange one time that both devices are pretty similar in hardware. Now, seven months later, Xiaomi has finally started rolling out Android 11 based MIUI 12 update for the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max. Unfortunately, it’s not the most updated version as MIUI 12.5 is already here and MIUI 13 is almost in the corner.
Redmi Note 9 Pro Max Android 11 update
Xiaomi released the stable MIUI 12 update for the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max in September last year, which was still based on Android 10. The latest version of the MIUI 12 – 22.214.171.124.RJXINXM – brings the stable version of Android 11 for the smartphone. The size of the update is around 2.3GB in size. As per the officia changelog, the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max’s latest update also brings the Android security patch for the month of June 2021.
The MIUI 12 update with Android 11 for the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is currently rolling out over the air. This is a staged rollout so not all the units of the smartphone will be receiving the update right away. You should look for the update’s notification in the top bar or do a manual check for the update by going to your phone’s settings.
Redmi Note 9 Pro Max specifications, features, and price
For those unaware, the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max is a mid-range offering featuring the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G octa-core processor, which is aided by up to 8GB of RAM and up to 128GB of storage. The phone flaunts a 6.67-inch FHD+ display with Gorilla Glass 5 protection and comes with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for security. At the rear, there’s a 64MP main sensor, aided by 8MP, 5MP, and 2MP additional sensors. For selfies, there’s a 32MP front shooter. Lastly, a 5,020mAh battery with 33W fast charging support completes the list of the specifications.
As for the pricing, the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max’s base 6GB / 64GB model is available in India for Rs 16,999. The phone’s 6GB / 128GB and 8GB / 128GB memory variants are being offered for Rs 18,499 and Rs 19,999 respectively. Lastly, the device is available in Aurora Blue, Champagne Gold, Glacier White, and Interstellar Black colour options across channels.