Xiaomi has officially teased the launch of a new Redmi smartphone in India. The new phone is rumoured to be called the Redmi 9 Power as indicated by the hashtags used by the company across all its social media posts. Moreover, Xiaomi has gone live with a dedicated website that teases the upcoming launch. Do note, however, the Xiaomi has not confirmed the name of the phone yet.
If the upcoming phone does go by the name Redmi 9 Power, it would be the fifth phone in the Redmi 9 line-up after the Redmi 9A, Redmi 9i, Redmi 9 and Redmi 9 Prime. As per the event microsite, the upcoming phone seems likely to have a 48MP quad-camera setup and could be equipped with a large capacity battery to boot.
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As per a previous report, the company could be looking to launch the Redmi Note 9 4G as the Redmi 9 Power in India. The Redmi Note 9 4G was announced alongside the Redmi Note 9 5G and Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G for the Chinese market earlier this month. Furthermore, there are rumours that the Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G could launch as the Mi 10i in India after being spotted in a Google Play Console listing.
While the Redmi Note 9 4G features triple cameras on the back, Xiaomi has teased that the upcoming phone has a quad-camera setup. Some speculations indicate that the fourth camera could be a macro sensor. Having said that, there is no official word on the exact day of the launch yet but reports hint it could be planned for December 15. Xiaomi has also scheduled a launch event on December 16 for its Mi QLED TV in India.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 4G has a new design with the word ‘Redmi’ slapped on the back panel. It 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 Gorilla Glass 3. It measures 9.6 millimetres and weighs 198 grams and has a plastic built.
The phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor with an octa-core CPU and Adreno 610 GPU. This is paired with upto 8GB RAM and 256GB storage options to choose from. Like the other two phones, the Redmi Note 9 4G also offers storage expansion via microSD card.
It has a triple camera setup on the back with a 48MP primary camera, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, there is an 8MP selfie camera housed within the waterdrop notch.
The Note 9 4G has stereo speakers along with a side-mounted fingerprint reader. It is equipped with a 6,000mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging.