Redmi 9 Prime launched in India starting at Rs. 9,999

Xiaomi has just announced the Redmi 9 Prime in India. And as we predicted, it is indeed a rebranded Redmi 9.

Redmi 9 Prime official in India

The device sports a 6.53-inch FullHD+ display with a water-drop notch. An 8MP selfie camera with an f/2.0 aperture is housed in the notch.

The Redmi 9 Prime runs on MIUI 11 based on Android 10, and is powered by a MediaTek Helio G80 processor with 4GB of RAM. It comes in 2 variants: 64GB/128GB of storage, with a dedicated microSD card slot that supports up to 512GB of expandable memory.

Redmi 9 Prime official

In the camera department, the Redmi 9 Prime is equipped with a 13MP wide-angle primary camera with a 75.2° FOV, f/2.2 aperture, autofocus, an 8MP ultra wide-angle lens with 118° FOV, f/2.2 aperture, a 2MP depth sensor with an f/2.4 aperture, a 5MP macro lens with an f/2.4 aperture and an LED flash.

The device has a rear placed fingerprint sensor, and is backed by a 5020 mAh battery that charges over a USB Type-C port. The Redmi 9 ships with a 10W fast charger, though it supports 18W Quick Charge 3.0.

Redmi 9 Prime Specs

  • Display: 6.53-inches Full HD+ LCD, 2340 x 1080 pixels, water-drop notch, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, 400 nits brightness
  • Operating System: MIUI 11 based on Android 10
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio G80
  • GPU: Mali-G52 MC2 950MHz
  • Memory: 4GB LPDRR4x RAM
  • Storage: 64GB/128 + dedicated microSD card slot
  • Battery: 5020 mAh, USB Type-C, 18W fast charging Quick Charge 3.0, (10W charger)
  • Main Cameras: 8MP ultra wide-angle, 118° FOV, f/2.2 aperture + 13MP wide-angle 75.2° FOV, f/2.2 aperture, auto focus + 2MP depth sensor, f/2.4 aperture + 5MP macro lens, f/2.4 aperture + LED flash
  • Selfie Camera: 8MP f/2.0 aperture
  • Dimensions: 163.32 x 77.01 x 9.1 mm
  • Weight: 198g
  • Connectivity: 3.5mm headphone jack, IR remote,
  • Misc: Rear placed fingerprint sensor
  • Colours: Space Blue, Mint Green, Matte Black, Sunrise Flare

Redmi 9 Prime price in India

The Redmi 9 Prime has been priced at Rs. 9,999 for the 4GB/64GB variant and at Rs. 11,999 for the 4GB/128GB variant. The phone will be in four colours: Space Blue, Mint Green, Matte Black and Sunrise Flare across, Amazon India, Mi Homes and Mi Studios starting 17th August 2020.

The Redmi 9 Prime will go on a Special Early Access Sale on 6th August 10AM on, Amazon India, Mi Homes and Mi Studios.

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Ashwin Karthik
Originally a Business Grad, Ashwin is a natural at testing and reviewing apps & games for Windows and Android Apps, as well as flashing ROMs. A proud owner of a Redmi K20, he is also an avid gamer and loves playing on his Computer, PS4 & Nintendo consoles.

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