Xiaomi is prepping to launch the latest iteration of its "Desh ka smartphone" - the Redmi 9A in India on September 2. Days before the launch, it is confirmed that the budget phone will be available on Amazon. For those unaware, the Redmi 9A is company's latest offering in its entry-level series of phones, which is highly popular in India.
Amazon has made the Redmi 9A product page live, revealing that the smartphone will be available exclusively on its platform. Sadly, the listing doesn't reveal more details about the hardware of the phone, but those interested can now register with the 'notify me' button to receive all the updates about the launch. But the smartphone is likely to boast of similar specifications as its global variant.
The Redmi 9A was launched alongside the Redmi 9C in the global markets back in June. The company recently launched the Redmi 9C in India, rebranded as the Redmi 9 Prime, priced at Rs 9,999. The Redmi 9A is priced at RM 349 (Approx Rs 6,350), and we expect to be priced around Rs 7K mark in the Indian market.
Globally, Redmi 9A was launched in three colour variants - Midnight Grey, Twilight Blue, and Peacock Green.
The Redmi 9A comes with a 6.53-inch HD+ IPS display with 20:9 aspect ratio. The phone is powered by a 2GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio G25 chipset with IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU. The chipset is coupled with 2GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage (expandable up to 512GB via micro USB). The company might introduce more variants of the phone in the country. On the camera front, it features a single 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera.
All of this is powered by a 5000mAh battery, which is one of the key highlights of the Redmi 9A. In the software department, the phone has the MIUI 11 skin on top of Android 10.
Although the global variant gives us a good look at the design and specs, we will have to wait for the pricing and availability details of the phone until September 2.