Xiaomi sub-brand, Redmi has released the first smartphone of the Xiaomi Redmi 9 lineup. Its senior counterpart the Redmi Note 9 series is already in sale for a while now featuring around 3-4 phones. The Redmi 9 being a successor of the Redmi 8 is also a toned-down specs variant of the Redmi Note 9. The device features better display, camera, hardware and software compared to the Redmi 8. Here, we’ll be looking at the specs, features and price of the latest smartphone from Redmi.

Xiaomi Redmi 9 Key Specs

Xiaomi Redmi 9
  • 6.53″ IPS LCD display
  • Android 10 (MIUI 12)
  • MediaTek Helio G80
  • Octa-core 2.0 GHz processor
  • 3GB/32GB, 4GB/64GB
  • 13MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP main camera
  • 8MP selfie camera
  • 5,020 mAh battery capacity

Design

The Xiaomi Redmi 9 features a textured back design with gradient colouring and unique circle decoration. The design makes it hard for your fingerprint to stick to it. Around the rear camera module and the fingerprint reader is a circular design for a sense of elegance and balance. The gradient colour choices are Carbon Gray, Sunset Purple, and Ocean Green. The smartphone weighs 198 grams and measures 9.1 mm in thickness.

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Display

The Redmi 9 sports a 6.53″ screen with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 395 PPI density and 400 nits brightness. The display ensures an immersive visual experience. You’re free to spend long hours viewing the display without having to worry about eye strain thanks to a blue light certification for eye protection.

Hardware and Software

Enjoy the powerful and stable performance with the MediaTek Helio G80 SoC. The chip ensures seamless audiovisual, smooth multitasking and efficient gaming experience. In terms of comparison, the Helio G80 SoC arguably sports a CPU that’s 82% faster and a GPU that’s 309% faster than what you have on the Redmi 8. The phone has two memory configuration option; 3GB/32GB and 4GB/64GB. Software-wise, it runs on MIUI 12 skin with Android 10 operating system.

Camera

Capture every important moment of your life with this AI quad-camera of the Redmi 9. It consists of a 13MP f/2.2 wide-angle lens with 75.2° FoV, an 8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle lens with 118° FoV, a 5MP f/2.4 macro lens with 4cm focus and a 2MP f/2.4 depth lens. For selfies, the Redmi phone features an 8MP f/2.0 camera with 77.8° FoV (Field of View).

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Battery  

It doesn’t matter what you love doing on a smartphone, be it watching movies, playing games or making audio/video calls, the Redmi 9 packs a large 5,020 battery capacity to cater for all your need. The phone also supports an 18W fast charging technology.

Price and Availability

The 3/32GB base model is priced around N56,000 while the 4/64GB model goes for about N72,000.

Xiaomi Redmi 9 Complete Specs

Launch

  • Announced: June 2020
  • Status: June 2020

Design [ Build Factor], Display and Colour Options

  • Dimension: Height- 163.3mm * Width- 77mm * Thickness- 9.1mm
  • Weight: – 198 grams
  • Build Quality: Glass front (Gorilla Glass 3), plastic back, plastic frame
  • Screen Display Type: IPS LCD
  • Screen Size: 6.53-inch
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels
  • Aspect Ratio: 19.5:9
  • Display Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Notch: Yes
  • Multi-touch screen: Yes
  • Colour Options: Carbon Gray, Sunset Purple, Ocean Green

Operating System and Memory

  • Operating System: Android 10 (MIUI 12)
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio G80
  • CPU: Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: Mali-G52 MC2
  • RAM: 3GB, 4GB
  • Built-in Storage Capacity: 32GB, 64GB
  • Card Slot: Yes

Rear and Front Camera Rating

  • Rear Camera Sensor: 13MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP
  • Selfie Camera Sensor: 8MP
  • Camera Features: HDR, panorama
  • Video Recording: [email protected]
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Wireless Network Bands and Connectivity Options

  • Technology: GSM / HSPA / LTE
  • 5G Network Bands: N/A
  • 4G Network Bands: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41
  • 3G Network Bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 2G Network Bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A
  • SIM Type: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
  • USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
  • Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  •  FM Radio: Wireless FM radio (no wired headphones required)
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • NFC: Yes (market/region dependent)

Sound Quality and Multimedia Support

  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Speaker Location: Bottom
  • Sound Enhancement Features: Yes
  • Audio Jack Type: Yes, 3.5mm audio jack
  • Video Support Formats:  H.264 (Baseline / Main / High profile), MPEG4 (Simple profile / ASP) and other video formats
  • Audio Support formats: PCM, AAC / AAC + / eAAC +, MP3, AMR – NB and WB, APE, WAV

Battery

  • Battery Capacity: Non-removable Li-Po 5,020 mAh
  • Wireless Charging: NO
  • Fast Charging: 18W

Sensors

 • Rear-Mounted Fingerprint Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Electronic Compass

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