Mi India today launched a budget smartphone ‘Redmi 9’ that will be available across mi.com, Amazon India, Mi Homes and Mi Studios starting August 31.
The device comes in two storage variants 4GB+64GB variant and 4GB+128GB at Rs 8,999 and Rs 9,999 respectively. It will be available in three color variants — Carbon Black, Sporty Orange, Sky Blue..
“With each Redmi device, we are moving closer to making sure technology is available for everyone. Redmi 8 series* has shipped nearly 25 million units globally, which is a testimony to the trust that our consumers have shown in us. With Redmi 9 we want to build upon the legacy of the number series,“ Sneha Tainwala, Redmi India Lead, said in a statement.
“There has been a significant increase in the usage of smartphones for work, media consumption, as well as education across all segments. With Redmi 9, we are bringing a minimum of 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage to cater to the increasing requirement of high performance at an affordable price. By amalgamating superior performance with premium design, we hope to re-invent the experience an entry-level smartphone can provide to the users,” she added.
Redmi 9 features the Aura Iconic Design. It sports a 16.5cm (6.35) IPS HD+ display with a 20:9 aspect ratio for an immersive viewing experience. The display comes with TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light certification. The rear of Redmi 9 sports a textured design that prevents fingerprints so that the device can retain its pristine look at all times. The device features a fingerprint sensor on the rear and AI face unlock to ensure secure access to your smartphone. Like its predecessors, Redmi 9 also supports dual 4G standby SIM cards with a dedicated microSD card slot and comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The smartphone sports an AI dual camera that can capture crisp and clear images in a variety of situations with ease. The device sports a 13MP main camera and a 2MP depth sensor coupled with an LED flash. The device integrates creativity and productivity into the photography experience with features including kaleidoscope, document scanner and palm shutter. The AI selfie camera is powered by a 5MP sensor.
To cater to the increasing media consumption, Redmi is setting the standard in the segment by bringing a minimum of 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage with a dedicated microSD card slot for expansion up to 512GB. Redmi 9 is also available in a 4GB RAM and 128GB storage variant.
Redmi 9 sports a MediaTek Helio G35, an octa-core gaming chipset which is clocked up to 2.3GHz. The device is paired with a 5000mAh high capacity enhanced battery which enables a 25% longer battery life cycle as compared to conventional smartphone batteries. Redmi 9 runs MIUI 12 based on Android 10 out of the box.
Like all Redmi devices, Redmi 9 also upholds the highest levels of quality. Redmi 9 comes equipped with P2i water-resistant coating to protect the phone against accidental splashes. Redmi 9 also comes with a pre-installed screen protector.