Redmi 9 Power with 6000mAh battery, Snapdragon 662, MIUI 12 launches in India

Redmi 9 Power with 6000mAh battery, Snapdragon 662, MIUI 12 launches in India

The global pandemic disrupted how most smartphone brands operate. Xiaomi’s spin-off brand Redmi, which has been launching two Redmi Note generations per year since 2018, could not push past launching the 9th series. While the Redmi Note 9 and the Redmi Note 9 Pro/Pro Max were launched in India and parts of Europe earlier this year, they were not launched in China. Last month, when Xiaomi did finally launch the Redmi Note 9 series in China, these devices turned out to be entirely new SKUs. Out of these new devices, the Redmi Note 9 4G (China) (codenamed lime) is now making its way to India where it will be called the Redmi 9 Power (limein). The Redmi 9 Power gets its name from the large 6,000mAh battery that powers the device.

The Redmi 9 Power is meant for the budget segment, so Xiaomi is staying away from using a hole-punch display. It rocks a standard waterdrop notch display measuring 6.53-inches. The display has a resolution of Full HD+, a refresh rate of 60Hz, and is protected under a layer of Gorilla Glass 3.

The Redmi 9 Power is fairly identical to POCO’s latest budget device — POCO M3 (read our POCO M3 hands-on review). It runs on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 662 chipset and comes with up to 128GB of UFS storage. Unlike the Chinese version that comes with up to 8GB of RAM, the Redmi 9 Power comes with only 4GB RAM.

The only major difference is in terms of the rear cameras; the Redmi 9 Power features a quad camera setup including a 48MP primary camera with a Samsung GM2 sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera, a 2MP depth sensor, a 2MP macro camera. On the front, the smartphone features an 8MP camera.

Although it is intended for the budget segment, the Redmi 9 Power features a stereo speaker setup for surrounding audio. The 6000mAh battery is complemented by 18W fast charging but you get a 22.5W charger in the box so you can use it with other devices as well. The smartphone is available in four different colors — black, orange, green, and blue.

In terms of software, the Redmi 9 Power comes with MIUI 12 based on Android 10.

Price & Availability

The different variants of the Redmi 9 Power are priced as follows:

  • 4GB + 64GB – ₹10,999
  • 4GB+ 128GB – ₹11,999

The smartphone will be available in India starting December 23rd on Amazon India, Mi.com, and Mi Home retail stores.

Redmi 9 Power Specifications

SpecificationRedmi 9 Power
Build
  • Gorilla Glass 3 on the front
Dimensions & Weight
  • 162.3 x 77.28 x 9.6 mm
  • 198g
Display
  • 6.53-inch FHD+ LCD
  • 60Hz refresh rate
  • Waterdrop notch
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 662
RAM & Storage
  • 4GB + 64GB UFS 2.1
  • 4GB + 128GB UFS 2.2
Battery & Charging
  • 6,000 mAh
  • 18W fast charging
  • 22.5W fast charger included in the box
SecuritySide-mounted fingerprint scanner
Rear Camera(s)
  • Primary: 48MP, 4-in-1 pixel binning, f/1.79
  • Secondary: 8MP Ultra-wide angle, f/2.2, 120° FoV
  • Tertiary: 2MP, depth, f/2.4

Video:

  • 1080p @ 30fps
Front Camera(s)8MP, f/2.0
Port(s)USB-C, headphone jack
AudioDual speakers
Connectivity
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • GNSS:
    • GPS
    • GLONASS
    • BeiDou
    • Galileo
    • NavIC
  • Bands:
    • GSM: B2, 3, 5, 8
    • CDMA: BC0
    • WCDMA: B1, 5, 8
    • TD-SCDMA: B34, 39
    • TDD-LTE: B34, 38, 39, 40, 41
    • FDD-LTE: B1, 3, 5, 8
SoftwareMIUI 12 based on Android 10
Other Features
  • IR Blaster

About author

Tushar Mehta
Tushar Mehta

I am a Senior Writer for the XDA News Portal. I have been reviewing gadgets for over four years and gained experience by working for prominent tech publications in India before joining XDA. I enjoy fiddling with all smart objects and my love for software customization dates back to the Symbian S60 days. I like to devote my spare time idealizing the romantic union of technology and philosophy or spacing out on Pink Floyd. You may email me at [email protected]