Xiaomi offers powerful budget smartphones under its Redmi series in India. Last year’s, Redmi 8 (review) was the second best-selling smartphone in Q1 2020, according to a recent report from market research firm Strategy Analytics. It’s successor, the Redmi 9 has been doing the rounds of the rumour mill for a while now. We have seen the entire spec sheet and live images of the handset in the last few days.
Now, the company has launched the next-generation Redmi device in Spain. The highlights of the Redmi 9 include a MediaTek Helio G80 gaming processor, quad rear cameras and a beefy battery with fast charging. Let’s take a look at what the new launch offers in terms of specifications.
Redmi 9 specifications and features
The Xiaomi Redmi 9 ships with a 6.53-inch LCD display with 2,340 x 1.080 pixels screen resolution. The waterdrop notch-style display features an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 and offers a peak brightness of 400 nits. There’s a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on top to protect against accidental scratches and nicks. The Redmi 9 comes packing the MediaTek Helio G80 SoC accompanied by up to 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.
In the optics department, the Redmi 9 offers a quad-camera setup on the back. The module comprises a 13-megapixel f/2.2 primary camera, an 8-megapixel f/2.2 wide-angle camera, a 5-megapixel f/2.5 macro camera, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The waterdrop notch in the front houses an 8-megapixel f/2.0 selfie shooter.
Powering the package is a 5,020mAh battery with 18W fast charging. For security, there is a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner right below the camera module on the back. On the connectivity front, there is a USB Type-C port, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, and Wi-Fi.
Redmi 9 pricing and availability
The Redmi 9 is being offered in Carbon Gray, Sunset Purple, and Ocean Green colours. The smartphone will be available for pre-orders in Spain from June 15th to June 17th at an introductory price of €139 (~Rs 11,950) and €169 (~Rs 14,520) for 3GB and 4GB models, respectively. The sale will begin from June 18th, post which the price will be €149 (~Rs 12,800) and €179 (~Rs 15,380) for 3GB and 4GB variants, respectively.