Redmi 9i to be announced on September 15th in India; is it a rebranded Redmi 9C ?

Just 1 day after launching the Poco X2, Xiaomi has begun teasing the arrival of its next phone. The Redmi 9i will be announced on September 15th in India.

Redmi 9i launch date in India

The company took to Twitter to reveal the launch date. The teaser image confirms the phone’s design partially. It shows that the handset has a large display with a water-drop notch. The image also says the Redmi 9i will have 4GB of RAM.

A teaser page on the Mi India’s website hints that the device will run on MIUI 12, and has a big display, with good performance, battery and cameras.

Could the Redmi 9i be a rebranded Redmi 9C? It’s possible, Redmi has been on a rebranding spree lately, and Poco rebrands those. The only device in the Redmi 9 series that hasn’t been launched in India so far is the Redmi 9C, that was announced in Malaysia about two months ago.

Redmi 9C colours

Here’s a recap of the phone’s specifications.

Redmi 9C specs


Redmi 9C Specs

  • Display: 6.53-inch HD+ 1600 x 720 pixels, LCD, Dot-drop display, 20:9 aspect ratio
  • Operating System: MIUI 11 based on Android 10
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio G35 octa-core
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Storage: 32GB + upto 512GB via microSD card
  • Battery: 5,000mAh, 10W fast charging, Micro USB
  • Main Cameras: 13MP f/2.2 aperture + 2MP depth sensor, f/2.4 aperture + 2MP macro lens, f/2.4 aperture, LED Flash
  • Selfie Camera: 5MP f/2.2 aperture
  • Dimensions: 164.9 x 77.07 x9 mm
  • Weight: 196g
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, 3.5mm audio jack
  • Misc:  Rear-placed fingerprint scanner

The Redmi 9i will be announced on September 15th and will be available on Flipkart.

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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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