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.
Xiaomi Redmi 9i: Specifications
|Specifications||Redmi 9A/Redmi 9i|
|Dimensions & Weight|
|SoC||MediaTek Helio G25|
|Battery & Charging|
|Rear Camera||13MP, f/2.2|
|Front Camera||5MP, f/2.2|
|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 Mi.com, 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.