Xiaomi Redmi 9 with MediaTek Helio G35, 5000mAh battery launched in India
Xiaomi India today unveiled the new Redmi 9 in the country, featuring MediaTek’s Helio G35 SoC, a dual-camera setup, and a large 5,000mAh battery. As expected, the new Redmi 9 is a rebranded Redmi 9C, which was launched in international markets earlier this year in June. However, the two devices aren’t exactly the same and Xiaomi has cut down on some features on the Indian variant.
Xiaomi Redmi 9: Specifications
|Dimensions & Weight|
|SoC||MediaTek Helio G35|
|RAM & Storage|
|Battery & Charging|
|Fingerprint sensor||Rear-mounted capacitive fingerprint scanner|
|Android Version||MIUI 12 based on Android 10|
The Xiaomi Redmi 9 features a 6.5-inch HD+ LCD display with a waterdrop-style notch, 400nits of brightness, and TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light certification. The display has an aspect ratio of 20:9 and it has a resolution of 1600×720 pixels. The device is powered by MediaTek’s Helio G35 chipset, which was announced towards the end of June this year, coupled with 4GB of LPDDR4x RAM and up to 128GB of storage.
The Indian variant of the Redmi 9 looks nothing like the international variant and it features a design similar to the Redmi 9C. The device has a square camera module in the top left corner of the back panel, instead of the vertically aligned triple camera module on the international Redmi 9. Unlike the Redmi 9C, the camera module on the Indian Redmi 9 includes two camera sensors — a 13MP primary sensor and a 2MP depth sensor — and an LED flash. While the device does feature the design elements for the third camera sensor, the space is left blank. Over on the front, the device packs in a 5MP selfie camera.
The Xiaomi Redmi 9 includes a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor in the center of the back panel, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a micro USB port for charging and data syncing. Keeping the device up and running is a substantial 5,000mAh battery with support for 10W wired charging. The device also includes a P2i water-resistant coating to protect it against accidental splashes and a pre-installed screen protector. In terms of software, the device runs Xiaomi’s custom Android skin MIUI 12 based on Android 10.
Pricing & Availability
The Xiaomi Redmi 9 will be available for purchase starting from August 31st via mi.com, Amazon India, Mi Home stores, and Mi Studios in the country. The device will be available in three color variants — Carbon Black, Sporty Orange, and Sky Blue. Buyers will be offered two storage variants which are priced as follows:
- 4GB+64GB: ₹8,999 (~$122)
- 4GB+128GB: ₹9,999 (~$135)