Chinese smartphone maker, Xiaomi, has launched a new variant of its Redmi 9 Power smartphone in India. A 6GB/128GB version of the Redmi 9 Power will be sold in India now, priced at Rs. 12999 and will be sold in four colour variants — Mighty Black, Blazing Blue, Fiery Red and Electric Green. The smartphone will be sold on Xiaomi’s e-commerce website, Mi.com, Amazon and the company’s Mi Home and Mi Studio retail locations. It goes on sale today, from noon onwards. The company will also be selling the smartphone through over 10,000 other retail stores, which it has as part of its partner networks.
Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power specs and features
The Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power is the first Redmi-branded phone to sport a 6000 mAh battery. It has a quad camera array on the back, with a 48MP primary sensor. It runs on the Snapdragon 662 chipset from Qualcomm and uses Samsung’s UFS 2.2 storage, which should make general interface and app usage quite snappy. There’s also a 6.53 inch IPS display with Full HD+ resolution, and it also gets the hi-res audio certification, which is not very common in this price range.
The phone has an advertised contrast ratio of 1500:1 and supports up to 400 nits brightness on the display. Other than the 48MP sensor on the back, it also has an 8MP sensor and two 2MP sensors each — one each for depth sensing and macro shots. An 8 MP front camera rounds up the list of sensors on the device.
Further, the phone will feature a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and a software-based AI face unlock feature. There’s a 6000 mAh battery on the back with a 22.5W charger included in the box. The phone has an USB Type-C port and supports 18W fast charging, with dual-4G SIM support. It’s unlikely that a 5G version of the device will make it to the market this year.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 series enroute
Xiaomi is also preparing for a global launch of its Redmi Note 10 series on March 4 this year. The Redmi Note series has usually been a best seller for the company in India and sells in the same Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 20,000 price range. It will include the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10, Redmi Note 10 Pro and the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max series.