Redmi 9 announced in India with a 6.53-inch HD+ LCD 20:9 Dot Drop screen, 13-megapixel dual rear camera, 5-megapixel front camera, and it is powered by MediaTek Helio G35 with 4GB of RAM.
Xiaomi’s Redmi brand is quite confusing with its Redmi lineup. Of course, we already had the globally recognized Redmi 9 with Helio G80 chipset, but this is the Indian version, and it is quite identical to the Redmi 9C with camera differences.
Where the Redmi 9 global variant is known as Redmi 9 Prime in India, the company deems it fit to announce a special Indian Redmi 9. It is totally different from what the global version is getting.
Redmi 9 Specs
*. Display: 6.53-inch (1600 x 720 pixels) HD+ 20:9 IPS LCD Dot Drop screen with 400 nits brightness, 70% NTSC colour gamut
*. Dimensions: 164.9 × 77.07 × 9.0mm
*. Weight: 196g
*. Colors: Sporty Orange, Sky Blue, and Carbon Black colors options
*. Back cameras: 13-megapixels rear camera with LED flash with f/2.2 aperture, and 2-megapixels depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture
*. Front camera: 5-megapixels front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture
*. Fingerprint sensor: YES (rear-mounted)
*. Processor: 2.3GHz Octa-Core MediaTek Helio G35 processor
*. GPU: 680MHz IMG PowerVR GE8320
*. RAM: 4GB LPDDR4x RAM
*. Storage: 64GB / 128GB (eMMC 5.1) storage, expandable up to 512GB with microSD
*. SIM: Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)
*. OS: Android 10 with MIUI 12
*. Connectivity: 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, micro USB
*. Battery: 5000mAh battery with 10w charging
Around the back panel, Redmi used a similar square-circle camera setup, which sees a 13-megapixels sensor as the main camera and a 2-megapixels as the depth sensor, with LED flash but the fourth hole-circle is empty.
While the front Dot-drop notch screen packs a 5-megapixels front-facing camera lens, it comes pre-installed a bunch of selfie features. The phone sports a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Indian Redmi 9 comes with a 6.53-inch HD+ LCD 20:9 Dot Drop screen, 400 nits brightness, 70% NTSC color gamut with a screen resolution of 720 pixels. As usual, there is a small bezels at the top and bottom display.
However, the company ensured that the Redmi 9 comes with a sleek design. Where it measures 9.0mm, weighs 196g, and comes in Sporty Orange, Sky Blue, and Carbon Black color.
The phone comes with an AuraEdge design that supports grip-friendly texture. With such a design, the phone won’t attract smudges or fingerprints. And yep, there is P2i coating for Splash proof.
For connectivity, the phone features 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, and Dual SIM mode, which gives you either nano + nano + microSD.
The phone is powered by a 2.3GHz Octa-Core MediaTek Helio G35 processor with 680MHz IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU, 4GB of RAM with either 64GB / 128GB internal storage, that is expandable up to 512GB via a dedicated microSD card slot.
It comes with a 5000mAh battery with 10w charging tech. Both models will be available from Amazon.in and mi.com starting from August 31st.
The Redmi 9 4GB RAM with a 64GB storage version goes for Rs. 8,999 ($123), and Rs. 9,999 ($137) for the 4GB RAM with 128GB storage version.