Xiaomi has launched the Redmi 9 budget smartphone in China. Compared to the European version which was unveiled a few weeks ago, the Chinese version got 2 new storage options 4 GB + 128 GB and 6 GB + 128 GB and additional colour variants.
The base variant of Redmi 9 having 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage is priced at CNY 799 (around Rs 8,500), the 4 GB + 128 GB storage variant will cost CNY 999 (around Rs 11,000) and 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage variant price is set at CNY 1,199 (around Rs 13,000). It comes in Carbon black, Mordecin, Neon Blue, and Lotus Root Powder colour options.
The Redmi 9 features a 6.53-inch FHD+ IPS LCD display with 19:5:9 aspect ratio, 394 ppi pixel density, 70% NTSC colour gamut, and 400 nits brightness. There is a waterdrop notch and the screen is protected by Gorilla Glass 3.
The device is powered by MediaTek Helio G80 octa-core SoC paired with up to 6 GB RAM and up to 128 GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 512 GB by using a microSD card.
There is a quad-camera setup on the back consisting of a 13-megapixel main sensor with f/2.2 aperture, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera with f/2.2, a 5-megapixel macro camera with f/2.4 aperture and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. For selfies and video calling you get an 8-megapixel front camera in the waterdrop notch.
The handset comes with a 5,020mAh battery and supports 18W Quick Charge 3.0 via USB Type-C port. The fingerprint sensor is on the back and 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v5, Wi-Fi Direct, FM Radio, 3.5 mm jack are the connectivity options available. NFC and infrared sensors also come on this entry-level device.