Xiaomi’s Redmi confirmed the launch of upcoming Redmi 9 earlier today, the smartphone will launch in India on 27th August and it will be an Amazon Exclusive. Now, detailed specifications and renders of Redmi 9 Indian variant have surfaced on the web confirming that it’s a dual-camera variant of Redmi 9C as we had speculated earlier. To recall, Xiaomi had launched Redmi 9 Global as Redmi 9 Prime earlier this month in India.
Redmi 9 Indian Variant is reportedly a Dual-Camera Variant of Redmi 9C
To those unaware, Redmi 9C was launched globally back in June along with the Redmi 9A. As per leaked information, Redmi 9 will feature a 6.53-inch HD+ Dot-notch display with a 20:9 aspect ratio. Powering Redmi 9 is the octa-core MediaTek Helio G35 processor, clocked at 2.3GHz, coupled with an IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU, the same processor that we have already seen on Realme C11, Realme C12 and Realme C15.
Redmi 9 will feature a polycarbonate back along with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor as per the leaked information. On the battery front, it will pack a 5000mAh battery with 10W charging support and Micro-US port. Switching back to Micro-USB port is a bit surprising considering previous-gen Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A both had USB Type-C charging port.
Okay so here are the official press renders & full specs of the Redmi 9 (India)
-6.53" LCD, HD+ w/ 720×1600 pixels res.
-MediaTek Helio G35
-13MP (f/2.2) + 2MP (f/2.4) Depth
-5000mAh w/ 10W
-Dual SIM, dedicated microSD (up to 512GB), microUSB, 3.5mm jack#Redmi9 pic.twitter.com/MFLHGqYhqq
— Sudhanshu (@Sudhanshu1414) August 20, 2020
The only change on Redmi 9 India variant compared to Redmi 9C seems to be the camera setup. Though the camera module on it looks identical to that of Redmi 9C Global, but it’s a dual-camera setup compared to the triple camera setup on Redmi 9C. Redmi will reportedly ditch the macro sensor on Redmi 9 Indian variant, as we earlier speculated. The primary shooter on the Redmi 9 will be a 13MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture which will be accompanied by a 2MP depth sensor, we wish Redmi had decided to ditch depth sensor and kept Marco sensor instead. Redmi 9 Indian variant will reportedly feature a 5MP selfie shooter with f/2.2 aperture.
Though the memory and storage variants of Redmi 9 aren’t confirmed yet, we expect to see 4GB RAM 64GB configuration as Redmi India is emphasizing on more RAM with hashtag #MoreRAMMoreFun. To recall, Redmi 9C is available in 2GB RAM 32GB ROM and 3GB RAM 64GB ROM configuration globally.
Similar to every other Redmi device, Redmi 9 will feature 3.5mm headphone jack, Dual-Sim connectivity along with dedicated Micro-SD card slot, with support for up to 512GB memory. Redmi 9 will reportedly run on Android 10 based MIUI 12 out of the box, weighs just 196grams, and measures 164.9 x 77.07 x 9 mm. Redmi 9 will be sold in India in Orange, Blue and Black color variants as Redmi India has already hinted in a tweet. What are your thoughts on Redmi 9, do let us know in the comments below?