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Xiaomi to launch Redmi 9 or 9A in India on February 11th, Redmi powerbank also expected

Xiaomi had launched the Redmi 8A (review) and Redmi 8 in India last year. Now, the company’s sub-brand Redmi is all set to launch a new smartphone in the country on February 11th. Xiaomi has been teasing the device for a while now and has also set up a page on its official website promoting it. The company is calling its upcoming phone as ‘Desh ka Dumdaar smartphone’ suggesting the Redmi 9A. To recall, the same tagline was used for the Redmi 8A. However, Xiaomi hasn’t officially announced the name of the upcoming device. 

The promotion page also reveals some key specifications of the upcoming smartphone. Xiaomi has teased the alleged Redmi 9A with a dual-camera setup. It will allow the user to take a ‘perfect portrait’. The new Redmi phone will pack a 5,000mAh battery unit and is said to flaunt ‘superior handfeel’ and ‘strong grip’. Apart from this, Redmi hasn’t revealed any more details about its upcoming phone. However, the brand teased the launch of a product in a new category with a hashtag #MorePowertoRedmi. We expect it to be a new power bank since Redmi has not launched such accessory in India. 

It’s just a matter of days before Xiaomi’s launch event on February 11th. We should hear about the two confirmed products in the coming days. 

In other news, Realme launched its new entry-level phone, the Realme C3 earlier today in India.

Redmi 8A specifications and features

The Redmi 8A arrived as the first Xiaomi smartphone with a USB-C port in the affordable price segment. It is backed by a 5,000mAh battery unit with support for 18W fast charging. The smartphone features a 5.45-inch HD+ display with a waterdrop notch. It is available in Midnight Black, Ocean Blue, and Sunset Red colour options. 

The Redmi 8A is equipped with a Snapdragon 439 SoC paired with either 2GB or 3GB RAM. Both the RAM variants offer 32GB onboard storage expandable via microSD card slot. The device features a single 12MP rear camera and an 8MP front snapper. The Redmi 8A lacks a fingerprint scanner and instead relies on face unlock feature for security purposes. 

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Viraj Gawde

Viraj loves being in the creative field. Being a tech guy and resident tech advisor for his friends and family, his interest lies in smartphones, laptops and cameras. Passionate about creating art, his forte lies in photography. In his downtime, he loves gaming on his self-built rig and supporting FC Barcelona.