Xiaomi had launched the Redmi 9 smartphone earlier this month in Spain and China. The Chinese smartphone maker has introduced two more devices in the Redmi 9 lineup dubbed as the Redmi 9A and 9C. The latest devices have been announced in Malaysia.
The Redmi 9A and Redmi 9C feature the same battery and display, but are quite different in the design and hardware department. The latest offerings are budget smartphones and compete against the Realme’s newly launched Realme C11. Let’s take a look at what the Redmi 9A and Redmi 9C offer out of the box.
Redmi 9A specifications and features
The Redmi 9A features a 6.53-inch display bearing HD+ resolution and a waterdrop notch. There is a vertical camera module on the back housing a single 13MP sensor with LED flash. Up front, the device features a 5MP selfie snapper. The Redmi 9A comes in three colour options – Midnight Grey, Twilight Blue and Peacock Green.
The Redmi 9A is the first smartphone to be powered by the MediaTek Helio G25 SoC, which is paired with a PowerVR GE8320 GPU and HyperEngine technology. The device packs 2GB RAM and offers 32GB internal storage. The Redmi 9A features a triple card slot for dual SIM cards and a dedicated microSD card for storage expansion up to 512GB. The smartphone is backed by a 5,000mAh battery and runs MIUI 11.
Redmi 9C specifications and features
The Redmi 9C has the same 6.53-inch display as the Redmi 9A. On the back, the smartphone sports a square-shaped camera module housing three sensors. The camera setup comprises a 13MP main shooter, 5MP ultra-wide-angle lens and a 2MP depth sensor. The device is fitted with a 5MP sensor in the front.
The Redmi 9C is equipped with a MediaTek Helio G35 processor. It packs the same GPU, RAM and storage capacity as the Redmi 9A. The smartphone also draws its power from a 5,000mAh battery unit operates on the Android 10-based MIUI 11.
Redmi 9A and Redmi 9C pricing and availability
The Redmi 9A is priced at RMB 359 (~Rs 6,300). The Redmi 9C carries a price tag of RMB 429 (~Rs 7,500). Both smartphones will go on sale in Malaysia via e-commerce platform Lazada in July.
There is no word on India availability yet. But we expect the Xiaomi to launch the Redmi 9 lineup in the country in coming months.