Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi has launched a new smartphone in India called Redmi 9 Prime. It is a rebranded version of the Redmi 9 launched globally in June this year. Apart from the ‘Prime’ moniker, the device comes with the same specifications as its global variant.
The latest offering is the successor to last year’s Redmi 8 (review). It packs significant upgrades compared to its predecessor. However, the device retains a mammoth battery with 18W fast charging support. Let’s take a look at what the Redmi 9 Prime offers out of the box.
Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime specifications and features
The Redmi 9 Prime offers a 6.53-inch display bearing FHD+ resolution and a waterdrop notch on the top. It is shielded by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection against accidental damages and scratches. Design-wise, the Redmi 9 Prime features vertically stacked cameras inside a circular module, similar to the Redmi K30. A conventional fingerprint scanner is located below the camera setup. The smartphone is offered in Space Blue, Mint Green, Sunrise Flare and Matte Black colour options.
On the imaging front, the Redmi 9 Prime sports a quad-camera setup comprising a 13MP main sensor, 8MP wide-angle lens, 5MP macro shooter and a 2MP depth unit. The device features an 8MP selfie snapper on the front.
The Redmi 9 Prime is powered by a gaming-centric MediaTek Helio G80 processor. It packs 4GB RAM and up to 128GB onboard storage. For additional needs, there is a dedicated microSD card slot for storage expansion up to 512GB. The smartphone is backed by a 5,020mAh battery unit with support for 18W charging. It runs MIUI 11 based on Android 10 out of the box.
Connectivity options on the Redmi 9 Prime include a USB-C port, 3.5mm headphone jack, dual 4G VoLTE, IR Blaster, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The device also comes with support for dual VoWiFi connectivity.
Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime price in India
Xiaomi has priced the 4GB + 64GB configuration of Redmi 9 Prime at Rs 9,999 while the 4GB + 128GB variant will retail at Rs 11,999. The smartphone comes with a pre-installed screen protector and a protective case in the box. As a part of Special Early Access Sale, it will be available for purchase on 6th August 10 am on mi.com, Amazon, Mi Home and Mi Studio. Post that, the Redmi 9 Prime will be available on the same platforms from August 17th.