Redmi 9 Prime confirmed to launch on August 4
Xiaomi to announce another budget smartphone in India
Redmi 9 Prime could be a re-branded Redmi 9
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The Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime will officially launch on August 4 in India, the company has confirmed. The Redmi 9 series was launched earlier this month with three smartphones, the Redmi 9, Redmi 9A and Redmi 9C. Now, it looks like Xiaomi is preparing to launch the Redmi 9 Prime as its new budget offering that will go on sale on Amazon India.
The Redmi 9 series succeeds the Redmi 8 lineup from last year that aims to offer value for money phones for people who are on a tight budget. While Xiaomi hasn’t confirmed any specifics about its upcoming smartphone, the Redmi 9 Prime is expected to come with waterdrop notch cutout and splash-resistance. There are speculations that the Redmi 9 Prime could be a rebranded version of the Redmi 9 with some India-centric features.
Xiaomi Redmi 9 features a 6.53-inch Full HD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) resolution display with a waterdrop notch cutout for the selfie camera. The screen is topped with a layer of Gorilla Glass 3 for added protection. The phone is 9.1mm thick and weighs at 198 grams.
It is powered by MediaTek Helio G80 chipset with an octa-core CPU and Mali-G52 GPU and runs on MIUI 12 which is based on Android 10. This is paired with up to 4GB RAM and up to 64GB storage options to choose from. There's also an option to increase the phone's storage further by using microSD cards of up to 512GB.
The Redmi 9 features a quad-camera setup that consists of a primary 13MP camera with an f/2.2 aperture, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera with 118-degree field-of-view, a 5MP macro camera and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, there is an 8MP selfie camera housed within the waterdrop notch cutout.
The phone has a fingerprint sensor on the back and comes with a 5,020mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging out-of-the-box.
Xiaomi has priced the Redmi 9 in China at CNY 799 (roughly Rs 8,500) for its 4GB RAM + 64GB storage option. In Europe, the Redmi 9 starts at EUR 149 for the base variant and EUR 169 for the 4GB RAM variant. The phone comes in three colours-- Grey, Green and Purple.
|Release Date:||18 Aug 2020|
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