Xiaomi teases Redmi 9 launch in India, could be a rebranded Redmi 9A or Redmi 9C

Xiaomi India has teased the launch of the Redmi 9 in the country. Since the brand has already launched the global variant of the Redmi 9 in India under the moniker Redmi 9 Prime, the upcoming smartphone could either be the Redmi 9A or Redmi 9C in a rebranded avatar.

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Notably, the Redmi 9A and Redmi 9C were launched in Malaysia back in June 2020. The Redmi 9C features the Helio G35 SoC, and if launched, will compete with the likes of the Realme C11 (review), C12 (review) and C15. The Redmi 9A on the other hand is powered by the Helio G25 chipset.

Xiaomi teases Redmi 9 launch in India

Xiaomi India MD Manu Kumar Jain, as well as the official Redmi India account on Twitter posted a short video showing Redmi Note 9 Pro series, Redmi Note 9 (review) and Redmi 9 Prime (review), with a text ‘Where’s the 9?’ at the end. It remains to be seen whether the Redmi 9A or 9C lands in India as the Redmi 9.

The tweet has not revealed the date of launch, but it’s being speculated that the smartphone will launch as early as next month in India.

Redmi 9A and 9C specifications and features

The Redmi 9C features a square-shaped triple camera module and Helio G35 SoC

The Redmi 9C features a square-shaped triple camera module and Helio G35 SoC

The Redmi 9C comes with a 6.53-inch display bearing HD+ resolution and a waterdrop notch on top. Powering the handset is the MediaTek Helio G35 processor with 2GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. The smartphone is fuelled by a 5,000mAh battery and it boots the Android 10-based MIUI 11.

The back panel of the handset houses a square-shaped camera module with three lenses. The 13-megapixel primary camera is accompanied by a 5-megapixel ultra-wide lens and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The waterdrop notch on the front houses a 5-megapixel selfie camera.

Coming to the Redmi 9A, it features the same spec sheet as the Redmi 9C except for a pill-shaped camera module on the back housing a single 13-megapixel camera. Additionally, it is powered by the Helio G25 SoC.

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