Xiaomi sub-brand Redmi has launched its new budget smartphone in India. Named as Redmi 9, the phone is the successor of Redmi 8 which was launched last year. This launch comes after a month of Redmi 9 Prime launch in the country, the same device known as Redmi 9 in global markets.
Xiaomi has made its Redmi series of smartphones a bit confusing by launching a bunch of phones with nearly the same nomenclature viz. Redmi 9, Redmi 9 Prime, Redmi 9C.
The newly launched Redmi 9 is quite similar to the Redmi 9C which was unveiled in Malaysia earlier this June.
Redmi 9 Specifications
Redmi 9 features a massive 6.53-inch HD+ display with an 20:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by MediaTek Helio G35 octa-core processor with HyperEngine Performance Optimization for gaming.
It comes with a dual-camera setup where a 13-megapixel is the primary sensor and a 2-megapixel as depth sensor.
Upfront, Redmi 9 has a standard 5-megapixel front camera for selfies. This camera has features like AI selfie, AI scene detection, portrait mode, and pro mode.
The phone is available in two different storage variants with a single 4GB RAM option paired with 64GB or 128GB in-built storage which can be further extended up to 512GB through a dedicated slot.
Redmi 9 comes packed with a powerful 5,000mAh battery with support of 10W fast charging. The phone takes the charge through a microUSB port instead of USB Type-C which is a standard in the industry.
With the P2i coating, the phone becomes splash-proof. The connectivity options include dual SIM support, 4G VoLTE, VoWiFi, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Redmi 9 runs MIUI 12 based on Android 10 and has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.
Redmi 9 Price and Availability
The phone is available in three different color options – Carbon Black, Sky Blue, and Sporty Orange. Redmi 9 comes in two different storage variant, 64GB and 128GB. While the 64GB storage variant is priced at Rs 8,999, the 128GB storage variant is available at Rs. 9,999. The first sale of Redmi 9 will go live on August 31 through Amazon and Mi.com.
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