17 September 2020
Xiaomi has launched the new Redmi 9i smartphone in India as an entry-level phone. The phone further expands the company’s Redmi 9 series and is ready to serve the budget-sensitive market.
The Redmi 9i has a pretty basic design and it features only a single camera on the back. The 6.53-inch IPS HD+ display of the phone features a teardrop-style notch where it houses a 5MP selfie camera. The phone is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio G25 processor paired with 4GB RAM and up to 128GB storage. The company mainly touts the storage space that the phone provides for under Rs. 10,000 in the country. It appears there is no fingerprint scanner on the device for unlocking the phone.
On the back, the Redmi 9i has a single 13MP camera with features like AI scene detection and a Portrait Mode. It comes with a 5,000mAh battery capacity with a 10W charger. Xiaomi claims the battery can provide up to 24.5 hours of video playback. It runs MIUI 12 based on Android 10 and is also P2i splash resistant.
Connectivity options on the Redmi 9i include VoWiFi, 4G, VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, and a Micro-USB port for charging. Sensors included are gyro sensor, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, and e-compass.
The Redmi 9i comes in two variants in India – 4GB/64GB that costs Rs. 8,299 ($113) and 4GB/128GB variant is available for Rs. 9,299 ($126). It will be available via Flipkart, Mi.com, Mi Home, and offline retail partners across the country from September 18 at 12pm. It comes in three different color options – Midnight Black, Sea Blue, and Nature Green.