30 June 2020
After a long wait, Xiaomi-owned Redmi has finally taken wraps off the Redmi 9 in Spain. It is the first smartphone under the budget-focused Redmi 9 series but we will have to wait for other models. The newly released phone brings noteworthy upgrades and improvements over the predecessor Redmi 8. Even the product design has been changed that helps differentiate between the two phones.
The Redmi 9 sports a 6.53-inch Full HD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) notched display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It offers 400 nits of brightness, 89.83% screen-to-body ratio, and support for 70% NTSC color gamut. It also has Sunlight mode and Reading mode 2.0 that have become common features in Redmi phone displays.
Under the hood, it has the MediaTek Helio G80 processor coupled with up to 4GB of RAM. There are two configuration variants: 3GB RAM with 32GB storage and 4GB RAM with 64GB storage. The back panel has a quad-camera setup featuring a 13-megapixel wide-angle camera (f/2.2 aperture), an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera (f/2.2 aperture), a 5-megapixel macro camera (f/2.4 aperture), and a 2-megapixel depth camera (f/2.4 aperture). The front camera is an 8-megapixel single shooter with f/2.0 aperture.
The whole package is powered by a 5,020mAh battery with 18W fast charging support. It also has a fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C port, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, IR blaster, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The Redmi 9 has been priced at EUR 149 for the 3GB/32GB model and EUR 179 for the 4GB/64GB model. It is currently available only in Spain with no words on the global release yet.