Redmi 9 Prime name confirmed ahead of launch: check out possible specifications and price

The Redmi 9 Prime will be available via and is teased to come with waterdrop notch display

  • Redmi 9 Prime is expected to be a rebranded version of Redmi 9 or Redmi 9A
  • The handset is said to come with ‘prime time’ gaming, camera, design, and battery 

Redmi 9 Prime will be the name of Xiaomi’s budget smartphone that is confirmed to launch on August 4th. The handset is expected to be an affordable offering from the brand that’ll retail via following its launch. The vendor has teased Redmi 9 Prime to come with a near bezel-less display with waterdrop notch atop, water/splash-repellent design, and ‘Prime Time’ gaming, camera, design, and battery. The rest of the specifications of the phone remain vague at the moment; however, rumours are rife that it could be a rebranded version of Redmi 9 or Redmi 9A that were launched globally last month.

Redmi 9 Prime specifications and price in India (expected)

The Redmi 9, to recall, ships with a FHD+ display, a MediaTek Helio G80 SoC, 13MP quad cameras, and a 5,020mAh battery, whereas the Redmi 9A packs a lower-resolution HD+ screen, a MediaTek G25 chipset, a 13MP single rear camera, and a 5,000mAh battery. Both phones run Android 10-based MIUI 11 out of the box. If the Redmi 9 Prime is indeed a rehashed version of one of these variants, it could be priced in India under Rs 10,000.

In related news, the Redmi 9A is rumoured to launch in some markets as POCO phone. Its reference was spotted on TUV Rheinland certification site. This doesn’t come as a surprise if we look at POCO smartphones launched so far. To recall, the Redmi K30 was launched in India as the POCO X2, while the POCO F2 Pro and POCO M2 Pro are rebranded versions of Redmi K30 Pro and global Redmi Note 9 Pro.