Redmi 9 is the most anticipated entry-level smartphone of the month. We started this month with leaks from the Redmi 9 series, which included Redmi 9, Redmi 9A, and Redmi 9C. And finally, the Redmi 9 pre-order is officially available in China.
If you don’t know, there are two main series in the Redmi range: the digital series and the sheet music series. The digital series includes entry-level smartphones, while the Note series includes mid-range smartphones. Since the ninth generation of Note devices has already been released, it’s time for the number series.
Redmi 9 is the successor to Redmi 8, but the changes made by Redmi 9 have redefined the budget category. The phone is now available in China at an amazing price. But before we get to the prices, let’s see what the new phone has.
Redmi 9 Specifications:
Redmi 9 has a 6.53-inch FHD + screen, the notch it carries is a crack. Although the screen is still a good step up from previous generations, The phone now has a display with a resolution of 1080p instead of 720p.
For photography, there is a quad-camera configuration that includes a 13-megapixel wide-angle lens, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens, a 5-megapixel macro lens, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. For selfies, there is an 8-megapixel shooter.
The smartphone comes with the MediaTek G80 chipset, which is said to offer a better gaming experience on low-budget smartphones.
The chipset is also combined with up to 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage. In the phone, a 5,020 mAh battery is symmetrical, which supports the fast charging of 18 W via USB-C.
On the software side, you get the latest MIUI 12 for Android 10 from the factory. In addition to these specifications, you also get a fingerprint scanner, a gyroscope, an accelerometer, light, and proximity sensors. And who can forget the fan’s 3.5mm headphone jack?
Redmi9 in China has some differences. One of the biggest changes or updates I have to say is 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz dual-band WiFi, while the global variant comes with 2.4 GHz single band WiFi.
There is also a change on the software side as the global version comes with MIUI 11, while the Chinese version includes MIUI 12. Finally, the Chinese version gives up the 32 GB internal storage option. Now get ready for what it is.
You’ll be amazed that Redmi 9 starts at a staggering 799 yen ($ 113) internal storage with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB. However, there are two other variants with 4 GB / 128 GB configurations and 6 GB / 128 GB. They cost ¥ 999 (USD 141) and ¥ 1199 (USD 170). The Redmi 9 is now available for pre-sale in China; no doubt, Xiaomi just made it.