June 11, 2020
The Xiaomi Redmi 9 comes as a low budget smartphone intended to lure enthusiasts who cannot afford the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9.
It got some exciting specs such as a massive power pack, a fast charging support, display with a cheaper price tag to juice it.
In this article, we explore the Xiaomi Redmi 9 specification, price and review, which is geared towards helping you make the right purchase decision.
Design and Display
The design of the Xiaomi Redmi 9 isn’t such a screamer, it got a regular design with a plastic back and frame and a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 front.
On the rear, got a setup similar to that of Xiaomi Redmi K30 with quad camera, a capacitive fingerprint sensor and an LED flash encompassed in a circle and the brand name which is inscribed on the below.
Upfront is a 6.53-inch IPS LCD display, having a resolution of 1080 x 2340 and a teardrop notch encasing it selfie camera.
It measures 163.3 x 77 x 9.1 mm with a 198 g of weight, which is on the heavy side, and screen density of 395 PPI.
It available in 3 colour variants: Carbon Gray, Sunset Purple, Ocean Green.
It’s cameras is a far cry from what was seen on its more premium siblings.
It’s four cameras on the rear features a 13MP primary shooter, an 8MP ultrawide lens, a 5MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth camera.
The teardrop house an 8MP selfie camera for video calls and selfies.
Both front and rear cameras are capable of shooting low videos while photos can be captured in HDR or panorama mode.
Hardware and Software
The Xiaomi, Redmi 9 is equipped by an Octa-core MediaTek G80 processor as opposed to the MediaTek G85 processor on Redmi Note 9.
Complimenting the hardware is Mali-G52 2EEMC2 GPU for seamless performance.
The device runs its Xiaomi MIUI 12 user interface on top of the Android 10 Operating system, providing smooth operation of the device.
It offers storage options of 3GB / 4GB of RAM on 32GB / 64GB of in-built storage which is expandable via dedicated card.
The device is home to a 4G LTE dual SIM smartphone featuring a 3.5mm headphone jack, NFC USB Type-C port, dual-band Wifi, Bluetooth 5.0, Infrared Blaster, Wireless FM radio.
Powering this handset is a 5020 mAh Li-Po battery with an 18W Fast Charging Capacity.
Xiaomi Redmi 9 Price and Availability
Xiaomi Redmi 9 price goes for around $139, which is about 53,738 Naira in Nigeria,14,776 KSh in Kenya, and 806 GHs in Ghana.
The Xiaomi Redmi 9 was announced on the 10th of June, 2020, and was made available for purchase also on June 10th, 2020.