Xiaomi has just announced the Redmi 9 Prime in India. And as we predicted, it is indeed a rebranded Redmi 9.
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.
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 mi.com, 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 mi.com, Amazon India, Mi Homes and Mi Studios.