Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 9 Pro series comes with NaVIC support: What does it mean?
Redmi Note 9 Pro series was announced yesterday and it comes with support for NaVIC, which is India’s satellite navigation system. So what does NaVIC support on a device really mean? We take a look.
The Redmi Note 9 Pro series made its global debut in India yesterday, with the company announcing two variants: Redmi Note 9 Pro and Redmi Note 9 Pro Max. The major differentiating feature on both phones is the camera, as the Redmi Note 9 Pro has a 48MP main camera, while the Max variant gets a 64MP main camera. Both phones however, run the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor, which comes with integration for India’s own navigational system: NaVIC.
Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 9 Pro series not the only one with the chipset. The Realme 6 Pro also runs the same chipset, and comes with NaVIC support as well. Further, Qualcomm confirmed that its flagship processor, the Snapdragon 865 will also get support for NaVIC via a software update in April 2020. This would mean the Realme X50 Pro, which launched this year in India, will also support the feature. But what is NaVIC and what does the support on a phone really mean? We explain below