The Xiaomi Redmi 8 is due for an update, as the handset has been around for over six months now. Fans might not have to wait for long however, as a leaked image of the phone’s successor, the Redmi 9 has appeared online. The image sheds light on a few critical details related to the camera setup of the upcoming smartphone. It has been shared by tipster Sudhanshu A., who has also revealed some other key specs of the device.
Here's an exclusive live image of Redmi 9 with some key specs from a Chinese source
— Sudhanshu A. (@Sudhanshu1414) March 28, 2020
From the image, the Redmi 9 seems to sport a polycarbonate chassis. The rear shell of the device flaunts a quad camera setup. The module reportedly comprises of a 13-megapixel primary sensor along with an 8-megapixel wide-angle lens, a 5-megapixel macro sensor, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The Redmi 9 sports a single LED flash and has a physical fingerprint scanner placed within the camera module.
It looks like the render has been deliberately pixelated to prevent people from discovering additional design elements. The image shows a matte purple finish on the rear panel. The source also states that the device could come in a green variant, apart from other colours.
The smartphone is expected to run on the MediaTek Helio G80 SoC, which also powers the Realme 6i. To compare the two devices, the Realme 6i flaunts a 48-megapixel primary sensor but comes with a lower resolution 2-megapixel macro sensor. Both smartphones share similar wide-angle and depth sensors. Notably, the Realme 6i is expected to launch in India as the Narzo 10, however, the launch of the device has been delayed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. It’s safe to assume the Redmi 9 will compete against the Narzo 10 when it finally makes its way to India.