Redmi 9A Sport and Redmi 9i Sport were officially announced in India in three colors – Carbon Black, Metallic Blue, and Coral Green color options. Both come with 5000mAh battery capacity with support for 10W charging through a traditional micro USB port.
Both Redmi 9A Sport and 9i Sport are coming after the company recently introduced the Redmi 10 series, including the Redmi 9A and 9i models. However, the 9A/9i Sports runs Android 10 OS with MIUI 12 out of the box.
These packs a 13-megapixels f/2.2 rear camera with LED flash, and a single 5-megapixels front camera with f/2.2 aperture inside the waterdrop notch display. Both lack fingerprint sensor but supports face unlock as its only biometric feature.
On the front is a 6.53-inch HD+ 20:9 IPS LCD Dot Drop screen display panel with 720pixels screen resolution. These phones are largely identical to each other, the only difference is the memory configuration.
Where the Redmi 9A Sport comes in 4GB RAM in either 64GB / 128GB storage, while on the other hand, the Redmi 9i Sport is available in 2GB / 3GB RAM in only a single 32GB internal storage. You can still expand the memory up to 512GB via MicroSD card support.
These use LPDDR4x RAM and eMMC 5.1 storage. Both are powered by the same 2GHz Octa-Core MediaTek Helio G25 processor with IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU. There is a 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio support, 9.0mm thick, and weighs 194g.
It comes with Bluetooth v5.2 support, Wi-Fi, and Dual 4G VoLTE with GPS for positioning. Thanks to the P2i coating support, both models come with Splashproof resistance, which is only the upgrade from the 2020’s non-Sport versions.
However, during the introduction, Xiaomi also added more storage options of the Redmi 9 Activ, where the 4GB RAM / 64GB storage is the base model, there is a storage version, 6GB RAM, and 128GB storage.
In order to differentiate the Redmi 9 Activ from the international Redmi 9 – Instead of the orange and blue colors, the Redmi 9 Activ comes with Green and Purple gradients.
Redmi 9i Sport and 9A Sport Pricing
The Redmi 9A Sport starts at Rs. 6,999 ($95/€80), the Redmi 9i Sport starts at Rs. 8,799 ($120/€100), while the Redmi 9 Activ goes for Rs. 9,499 ($130/€110) for the 4GB/64GB, and Rs. 11,999 ($160/€140) for the 6GB RAM / 128GB storage mode.
The Redmi 9i Sport and 9A Sport will be available from mi.com and offline stores. However, the Redmi 9i Sport will also be available from Flipkart, and the Redmi 9A Sport will be available from Amazon.in.