Redmi 9 with Helio G35 SoC and 5,000mAh battery launched in India, price starts at 8,999 INR
Redmi today launched the Redmi 9 in the Indian market following the launch of the Redmi 9 Prime (review) that was launched last month. The Redmi 9 is a successor to the affordable Redmi 8. The Redmi 9 is a slightly tweaked version of the Redmi 9C, launched in Malaysia in June this year.
The budget-oriented Redmi 9 comes with dual-rear cameras, octa-core MediaTek chipset, large battery, and, of course, a fingerprint scanner.
The Redmi 9 is launched in two variants in the Indian market priced at INR8,999 for the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage model and INR9,999 for the 4GB RAM and 128GB storage model.
Heading onto the specifications, the Redmi 9 features a 6.53-inch HD+ (720×1600) display with a 20:9 aspect ratio. The display has a water-drop notch for housing the selfie camera.
Under the hood, the Redmi 9 is fueled by an octa-core MediaTek Helio G35 SoC coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB/128GB default storage, which can be expanded to 512GB through a dedicated microSD card. On the software front, the smartphone runs MIUI 12 based on Android 10.
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As far as the cameras are concerned, the Redmi 9 sports dual cameras at the back (unlike three rear cameras on the Redmi 9C) and a single camera at the front. The square-shaped rear camera setup includes a 13MP primary sensor and a 2MP depth sensor. A 5MP selfie shooter lurks inside the water-drop notch on the front.
Redmi has packed a massive 5,000mAh battery inside the Redmi 9 and equips it with a 10W fast charging. A compatible charger is also bundled inside the box.
In terms of other connectivity options, the Redmi 9 supports 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, GPS/A-GPS, Bluetooth 5.0, and 3.5mm headphone jack. For biometrics, the Redmi 9 has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner as well as the face unlock feature. The smartphone measures 164.9×77.07×9.0mm in dimension.
The Redmi 9 will be available in three color options, namely Carbon Black, Sky Blue, and Sporty Orange. The smartphone will go on sale starting August 31 via Amazon India and Mi.com. Soon the smartphone will be available through Mi Home stores and offline retailers across the country.