- Redmi 9 packs a 6.53-inch FHD+ dot notch display, MediaTek Helio G80 SoC, and quad rear cameras
- The China variant comes in three new configurations: 4GB + 64GB, 4GB + 128GB, and 6GB + 128GB
- It comes in Carbon Black, Neon Blue, Lotus Root Powder, and Dark Green hues
Xiaomi has launched its latest budget offering, Redmi 9, in China. The handset debuts in the country with a handful of new features, which were missing from the global model in Spain. The Redmi 9 in China comes in three new configurations: 4GB RAM + 64GB storage, 4GB RAM + 128GB storage, and 6GB RAM + 128GB storage, which 91mobiles had reported exclusively last week. The handset is also the first offering from Xiaomi to run MIUI 12 out of the box. In addition to that, the Chinese Redmi 9 sports dual-band Wi-Fi for better connectivity. The Redmi 9 global version, on the other hand, is available in two variants: 3GB RAM + 32GB storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage, MIUI 11 atop Android 10, and single-band (2.4 GHz) Wi-Fi.
Redmi 9 price, availability
The Redmi 9 price in China is set at RMB 799 (~Rs 8,500) for the base 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant. The phone’s 4GB RAM + 128GB storage and 6GB RAM + 128GB storage options have been priced at RMB 999 (~Rs 10,700) and RMB 1,199 (~Rs 12,800) respectively. The handset will go on sale in the country from June 29th onwards in Carbon Black, Neon Blue, Lotus Root Powder, and Dark Green colours options.
Redmi 9 specifications
Aside from the new custom skin, dual-band Wi-Fi, and new configurations, the specifications of the Chinese Redmi 9 are pretty much the same as the global version. The fascia of the phone flaunts a 6.53-inch IPS LCD full HD+ display with 1,080 X 2,340 pixels resolution, 19:5:9 aspect ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 layer and a waterdrop notch. The phone rocks MediaTek Helio G80 SoC with Mali-G52 GPU under the hood. It features a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner placed beneath the vertical camera array for security.
In optics, the Redmi 9 sports quad camera setup at the back with a 13MP primary sensor, an 8MP wide-angle lens, a 5MP macro sensor and a 2MP depth unit. It has an 8MP snapper on the front for selfies and video chats. A 5,020mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 3.0 fast-charging support fuels the phone, however, only 10W charger is included in the box. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, and USB Type-C. Lastly, the Redmi 9 measures 163.32 × 77.01 × 9.1 mm and weighs 198 grams.