A couple of months ago, Redmi launched the Note 9 Pro and Note 9 Pro Max. Then it followed them with the Redmi Note 9. And at last, it has announced Redmi 9 for budget-oriented users. The device is now available in select European markets. Read along to know more about the Redmi 9, along with its specs, features, expected price, and availability in Nepal.
Redmi 9 Overview
From the front, it is hard to distinguish it from other budget devices that are available in the market. However, it features a 6.53-inch FHD+ screen. It has a waterdrop style notch on the top. Redmi has got rid of the branding that was there on the bottom chin of Redmi 8. The screen is protected by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
The rear panel of the device is something to look at. While it has the linear camera placement as its predecessor, the setup is now enclosed inside a circular module that is reminiscent of Redmi K30. The fingerprint sensor has been placed below the cameras.
Performance and Memory
Under the hood, the Redmi 9 packs in gaming-focused Helio G80 chipset. It features two Cortex-A75 (@2.0 GHz) power cores paired with six cortex-A55 (@1.8 GHz) energy-efficient cores. The chipset supports MediaTek HyperEngine that enhances the gaming experience of the device. Thanks to the combination of Helio G80 and Mali-G52 MC2 GPU, Redmi 9 boasts an impressive 107% performance boost compared to Redmi 9. It is available in two memory configurations: 3GB + 32GB and 4GB + 64GB. The RAM and internal storage are based on LPDDR4x and eMMC 5.1 technology respectively.
Compared to Redmi 8, its successor now has two additional cameras. The 13MP primary camera has an aperture of f/2.2 aperture. The 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera has 118-degree Field of View. Similarly, you have a dedicated sensor for macro shots (5MP) and portrait shots (2MP). The macro camera can shoot objects that are as close as 4cm.
On the front, there is an 8MP selfie camera with an aperture of f/2.0. It supports Palm Shutter, a feature that lets you take selfies by holding your palm to the camera.
Battery and Others
Redmi 9 comes with a big 5,020mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging. However, Redmi will only be providing a 10W charger (5V, 2A) inside the box. You get a USB-Type C charging interface. There is a capacitive fingerprint sensor on the back of the device. Users can also use the software-based Face Unlock feature to unlock their devices. It is also equipped with an IR blaster that lets you use your device as a remote to control other household appliances.
Redmi 9 Specifications:
- Dimension: 163.32 x 77.01 x 9.1-mm
- Weight: 198g
- Display: 6.53-inch FHD+, 19:9, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Chipset: MediaTek Helio G80, 12nm FinFET
- CPU: Octa-core ( 2 x 2.0GHz ARM Cortex-A75 cores+ 6 x 1.8GHz ARM Cortex-A55 core)
- GPU: Mali-G52 MC2, 950 MHz
- RAM: 3GB / 4GB LPDDR4x
- Storage: 32GB / 64GB eMMC 5.1 (dedicated microSD card slot)
- Rear Camera: Quad;
– 13MP primary camera, FOV 75.2-degree, f/2.2, AF
– 8MP ultra-wide lens, FOV 118-degree, f/2.2, FF
– 2MP depth sensor with f/2.4
– 5MP macro lens (4cm) with f/2.4
- Front camera: 8MP, FOV 77.8-degree, f/2.0
- SIM: Dual SIM
- Security: Fingerprint sensor (rear,-mounted), Face unlock
- Sensors: Vibration, Distance sensor, Ambient Light, Accelerometer, e-compass, IR blaster
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC (limited availability), GPS/AGPS/GLONASS/Beidou
- Battery: 5020mAh with 18W fast charging
Redmi 9 Price in Nepal and Availability
Redmi 9 will be available in Spain starting from June 18 where its price is 149 Euros for the 3/32GB variant and 179 Euros for 4/64GB variant. We expect the price of Redmi 9 in Nepal to be around Rs. 20,000 for the 3/32GB variant and Rs. 24,000 for 4/64GB variant.
|Smartphone Model||Expected Price in Nepal|
|Redmi 9 (3/32GB)||~ Rs. 20,000|
|Redmi 9 (4/64GB)||~ Rs. 24,000|
Check out our unboxing and initial impression of Redmi Note 9 Pro!