It hasn’t even been two months since the launch of the Redmi 8 series smartphones, and we already have news regarding its successor.
According to a new report from 91Mobiles, the Redmi 9 series from Xiaomi will make its debut in Q1 2020 in China followed by an immediate release in the Indian market. The publication reveals that the smartphone will be powered by the MediaTek Helio G70 chipset and offer 4GB RAM + 64GB storage in its base variant. Currently, MediaTek doesn’t offer any such SoC, but if the leak is to be believed, the chipmaker might soon launch the Helio G70 SoC. The report also claims that the Redmi 9 will feature a 6.6-inch display with a ‘Dot notch.’
Unfortunately, that is all the information we have right now regarding the Redmi 9. That being said, you can expect it to offer better cameras, improved battery life, fast connectivity, and a new outer design. The device will most likely feature the Android 10 operating system with MIUI 11 customization. As you might know, Xiaomi usually releases two handsets in every Redmi series. Take the Redmi 8 line up for example – it has Redmi 8 and a more affordable, Redmi 8A. Therefore, you can expect the Redmi 9 series to have the Redmi 9A model as well.
Although there is no concrete information regarding the specifications of the device, I am expecting the Redmi 9 line up to offer class-leading features since most Redmi devices turn out to provide better hardware than their competitors. Considering that the Redmi series from Xiaomi is brand’s affordable smartphone line up, you can expect the Redmi 9 to cost under INR 9,000, while the Redmi 9A might come with a price tag of around INR 7,000. In the meantime, you can check our Best Smartphones Under 10,000 awards, if you are in the market to buy an affordable handset.