Redmi 9i launched in India, is a Redmi 9A with 4GB RAM and 64GB/128GB storage

Redmi 9i launched in India, is a Redmi 9A with 4GB RAM and 64GB/128GB storage

When we say that Xiaomi is flooding the Indian market with Redmi 9 variant, we actually do mean that the company is releasing a whole bunch of smartphones in the Redmi 9 branding. Some of these phones are very similar to some other phones within the branding, while some have a lot more differences. The barrage started with the Redmi 9 Prime (rebranded global Redmi 9), followed by the Redmi 9 (rebranded Redmi 9C), and then the Redmi 9A (which is Redmi 9A globally as well). Today, Xiaomi added yet another smartphone in the mix. Meet the Redmi 9i, which is pretty much the already-released Redmi 9A but with 4GB of RAM and more storage options.


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Xiaomi Redmi 9i: Specifications

Specifications Redmi 9A/Redmi 9i
Dimensions & Weight
  • 164.9 x 77.07 x 9.0 mm
  • 194g
  • 6.53″ LCD
  • HD+, 1600 x 720 pixels
SoC MediaTek Helio G25
  • 4GB LPDDR4X (Redmi 9i)
  • 32GB eMMC 5.1
  • 64GB (Redmi 9i)
  • 128GB (Redmi 9i)
  • Expandable via dedicated microSD card slot
Battery & Charging
  • 5,000 mAh
  • 10W wired fast charging
Rear Camera 13MP, f/2.2
Front Camera 5MP, f/2.2
Other Features
  • Micro USB
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
Android Version MIUI 12 based on Android 10

The Redmi 9A is a humble smartphone aimed at capturing some of the early segments of the market, and the Redmi 9i is a marginal upgrade over this. As such, most specifications and design elements remain the same. The biggest change, apart from the branding and online sales channel, is the fact that you now get a decent 4GB of RAM as well as options for 64GB and 128GB of storage. There is also a dedicated microSD card slot, so you can expand it further by another 512GB of storage. We can also confirm that the phones are the same as both come with the codename “dandelion“.

Pricing and Availability

The Redmi 9i will be available in India in Nature Green, Sea Blue, and Midnight Black colors. The phone is priced at ₹8,299 (~$113) for the 4GB + 64GB variant, and ₹9,299 (~$126) for the 4GB + 128GB variant. The Redmi 9i goes on sale across, Flipkart India, Mi Home, and Mi Studios starting from September 18, 2020. In comparison, the Redmi 9A costs ₹6,799 (~$93) for the 2GB + 32GB variant, and ₹7,499 (~$102) for the 3GB + 32GB variant, and is on sale on Amazon India and other channels.

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Aamir Siddiqui
Aamir Siddiqui

A journalist at XDA-Developers and the current Editor in Chief, I have been writing for XDA since 2015, despite being a qualified business-litigation lawyer. A low-end smartphone purchase in 2011 brought me to the forums, and it's been a journey filled with custom ROMs ever since. When not fully dipped in smartphone news and tutorials, I love traveling to places just to capture pictures of the sun setting. You can reach out to me at [email protected] And my Twitter is @aamirsidd94.

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