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Exclusive: Redmi 9i to launch in India soon, RAM/storage variants and colour options revealed

On: August 27, 2020

Xiaomi is gearing up to launch another new budget smartphone called the Redmi 9i in India soon, Pricebaba has learned from tipster Ishan Agarwal. As per our source, the device will be offered in 4GB + 64GB and 4GB + 128GB configurations. Additionally, the Redmi 9i will be available in Nature Green, Sea Blue and Midnight Black colour options.

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Earlier this month, Xiaomi launched the Redmi 9 as the Redmi 9 Prime in India. Today, it followed suit by launching the Redmi 9C as a rebranded Redmi 9 in the country. Considering this, we can speculate that the upcoming Redmi 9i could be a rebadged Redmi 9A, which was launched alongside the Redmi 9C in Malaysia in June.

Redmi 9A specifications and features

The Redmi 9i could be re-branded Redmi 9a for the Indian market

The Redmi 9i could be a re-branded Redmi 9a for the Indian market

If the Redmi 9i is indeed a rebranded Redmi 9A, we can expect the specifications to be pretty much the same. The Redmi 9A comes with a 6.53-inch display with a waterdrop notch on the top. The screen offers a 20:9 aspect ratio and 1,600 x 720 pixels resolution. Powering the smartphone is the MediaTek Helio G25 SoC, backed by 2GB RAM and 32GB storage. Notably, the Redmi 9A is the world’s first smartphone to be powered by the Helio G25 chipset. The smartphone boots MIUI 11 and is backed by a 5,000mAh battery.

The Redmi 9A features a vertical camera module on the back housing a single 13-megapixel shooter accompanied by an LED flash. The waterdrop notch on the front houses a 5-megapixel selfie camera.

In Malaysia, the Redmi 9A has been priced RM 359 (~Rs 6,300), but the price could be slightly higher in India. The colour options in Malaysia include Midnight Grey, Twilight Blue and Peacock Green, which are similar to what Agarwal has confirmed for the Redmi 9i in India.

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