Xiaomi continues to expand the Redmi 9 series with the launch of yet another phone in the month of August. Launched in India today, the Redmi 9 is in line with the Redmi 9 Prime, which was unveiled earlier this month. The Redmi 9 is a rebranded version of the Redmi 9C (making it a global debut in June), but with a slight drop on the camera front.
Redmi 9: Specifications
|Dimensions||163.3 x 77 x 9.1 mm (6.43 x 3.03 x 0.36 in)|
|Weight||198 g (6.98 oz)|
|Display||6.53 inches, 104.7 cm2 (~83.2% screen-to-body ratio)|
IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~395 ppi density)
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
400 nits typ. brightness (advertised)
|Chipset||Mediatek Helio G80 (12 nm)|
|Software||Android 10, MIUI 11|
|Selfie Camera||8 MP, f/2.0, 27mm (wide)|
|Rear Camera||13 MP, f/2.2, 28mm (wide), 1/3.1″, 1.12µm, PDAF|
8 MP, f/2.2, 118˚ (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
5 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
LED flash, HDR, panorama
|Video Camera||[email protected]|
|3.5mm Audio Jack||Yes|
|Battery||Li-Po 5020 mAh, non-removable|
|Charging Speed||Fast charging 18W|
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
5.0, A2DP, LE
Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Yes (market/region dependent)
Wireless FM radio (no wired headphones required)
2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
|Colors||Carbon Gray, Sunset Purple, Ocean Green, Pink/Blue|
Redmi 9: Specs and Features
The smartphone boasts a ‘Edge Aura Edge’ design for a comfortable grip and an attractive new orange color that I love. You will also get a square camera setup and a capacitive fingerprint sensor on the rear and a Waterdrop Notch display on the front.
Redmi 9 has a 6.53-inch HD + IPS LCD panel with 20: 9 aspect ratios and 1600 x 720 resolution. It includes a waterdrop notch, a 5MP selfie camera on top.
For the rear camera system, this is where the Redmi 9 India variant differs from the Redmi 9C. It includes a dual-camera system with a 13MP primary camera and a triple camera system in the Redmi 9C with a 2MP depth sensor. You also get a new camera UI and Pro camera mode under Rs. 10,000 price tag.
Under the hood, the Redmi 9 is powered by a MediaTek Helio G35 chipset that is also found in Realme’s entry-level C-Series. You will also get 4GB of RAM and up to 128GB of built-in storage, which is expandable up to 512GB via microSD slot.
Redmi 9 is Xiaomi’s first phone in India to be launched with the new MIUI 12 skin out-of-the-box. This means that you will get all the new features including new UI, floating windows, privacy upgrade, dark mode 2.0 and more.
The smartphone is equipped with a large 5,000mAh battery with charging support via a 10W (5V / 2A) micro USB port. On the connectivity front you also have 3.5mm audio jack, IR blaster, Bluetooth 5.0 and 2.4GHz Wi-Fi support.
Price and availability
Price of 4GB + 64GB base variant Rs. 8,999 in India while the high-end 4GB + 128GB variant is priced at Rs. 9,999. It will compete against Realme C11 and C12 in sub-Rs. 10,000 denominations in India.
The smartphone will be available in three colorways – Sporty Orange, Sky Blue, and Carbon Black. The sale will begin on August 31, exclusively on Mi.com and Amazon India.