01 October 2020
Xiaomi's sub-brand Redmi has announced its first-ever Redmi 9 series smartphone in India. It is called Redmi 9 Prime and is exactly the same phone that it unveiled as Redmi 9 in Spain about two months ago. The only difference between the two phones is the configuration variants as the 3GB RAM model has not been launched here.
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 4GB of RAM. There are two configuration variants with 64GB and 128GB storage with micoSD card support. 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 Rs. 9,999 for the 4GB/64GB model and Rs. 11,999 for the 4GB/128GB model. It will go on sale starting August 17th but as part of the Amazon Prime Day sale, it will also be made available on August 6th at 10 AM IST.