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Redmi 9 with 6.53-inch display, Helio G35, 13MP dual cameras, 5,000mAh battery launched for Rs. 8,999 (~$121)


Earlier this month, Xiaomi announced the Redmi 9 Prime smartphone in India. It debuted as the rebranded version of the Redmi 9 phone that debuted in global markets in July. Today, the Chinese brand announced the Redmi 9 handset in India. Well, it’s a rebadged edition of the Redmi 9C phone that has landed in India with a starting price of Rs. 8,999 (~$121).

Redmi 9 specifications and features

The Redmi 9 that comes with a polycarbonate construction along with P2i splash-resistant coating. It measures 164.9 x 77.07 x 9mm and it weighs 196 grams. The phone’s rear sports an impressive Aura Edge Design that provides users with a textured rear that prevents fingerprint marks and offers a better grip. The Redmi 9 has a 6.53-inch IPS LCD panel with a waterdrop notch. It supports 720 x 1,600 pixels and a 20:9 aspect ratio.


The gaming-centric MediaTek Helio G35 chipset fuels the phone with 4 GB of RAM. The handset offers users with up to 128 GB of native storage. There is a microSD card slot available onboard for additional storage.

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The Redmi 9 has a square-shaped camera module at the upper-left corner of its back. The module comprises of a 13-megapixel main camera with f/2.2 aperture and a 2-megapixel depth sensor f/2.4 aperture. The rear cameras offer users with features such as AI scene detection, portrait mode, and Pro mode. It has a front-facing camera of 5-megapixel.

The Android 10 OS that comes preinstalled on the Redmi 9. It is the first smartphone from the brand in India to come with the latest MIUI 12. The phone is backed by a massive 5,000mAh battery that supports 10W charging. The company claims that the Enhanced Lifespan Battery tech will let the battery stay in healthy condition for more than 3.2 years. The handset has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. The Redmi 9 comes with usual connectivity features such as dual SIM slot, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, microUSB, and 3.5mm audio jack.


Redmi 9 price in India and availability

Here is the pricing of the different variants of the Redmi 9:

  • 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage – Rs. 8,999 (~$121)
  • 4 GB RAM + 128 GB storage – Rs. 9,999 (~$135)
    Color variants: Sporty Orange, Sky Blue, and Carbon Black

The first sale of the Redmi 9 will be carried out on Aug. 31 through, Mi Home and Amazon India. Later, it will be brought to offline markets in the country.

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