Xiaomi has been holding the crown for the best budget smartphones in the Nepali market for quite a long time now. Talking about budget smartphones, their company recently launched the Redmi Note 9 Pro in Nepal. While we are talking about it, Xiaomi is nearing the launch of the cheaper Redmi 9. Check out the rumors, leaks, specs, expected price, and availability of Redmi 9 in Nepal here.
Redmi 9: All you need to know
The rumors about the Redmi 9 has been on the internet since December of last year. Back then, the information was limited and preliminary. This time around, the device is being stocked up for a launch and the information about the specs is more reliable.
Design and Display
Redmi 9 will feature a notched display that measures 6.53-inch diagonally. It will have a FullHD+ resolution. From the front, it looks like any other budget smartphone available on the market. The bezels are heavy on the bottom of the screen than on other sides of the screen. A headpiece grill sits above the waterdrop style notch.
Performance and Memory
The last-gen Redmi 8 series featured Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 439 chipset. But since MediaTek’s Helio G series is slowly becoming the first choice for budget phones, the Redmi 9 will be powered by MediaTek Helio G80 chipset. It is based on the 12nm node and features two powerful Cortex-A75 cores (@2.0GHz) and six energy-efficient Cortex-A55 cores(@1.8GHz).
This gaming-focused chipset also comes with HyperEngine and Voice on Wakeup feature for better performance and efficiency. The new processor will give it an upper edge over Realme C3 which has been the best budget gaming device so far with the Helio G70.
Redmi will be offering the device in two memory configurations. The base model will have 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The top-end model will have 4GB of RAM coupled with 64GB of internal storage. There is a dedicated microSD card slot on both variants.
While Redmi 8 had two camera sensors, it is now bumped to four in the Redmi 9. The primary camera now has a 13MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture. Redmi has added an 8MP ultra-wide sensor with 118-degree FOV. Other than the two, there is a 2MP depth sensor and a 5MP macro lens.
Battery and Others
The phone will get its juice from 5,020mAh battery. The device sports a USB-C charging interface that can support quick charging up to 18W. For biometrics, it supports both fingerprint and face-unlock; the latter of which is backed by an AI algorithm. The physical fingerprint sensor is placed inside the camera module on the back.
Redmi 9 Specifications:
- Dimension: 163.32 x 77.01 x 9.1-mm
- Weight: 198g
- Display: 6.53-inch FHD+ 19:9
- Chipset: MediaTek Helio G80, 12nm FinFET
- CPU: Octa-core ( 2 x 2.0GHz ARM Cortex-A75 cores+ 2 x 1.8GHz ARM Cortex-A55 core)
- 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 with f/2.4
- Front camera: 8MP
- SIM: Dual SIM (nano + nano)
- Security: Fingerprint sensor(rear,-mounted), Face unlock
- Battery: 5020mAh with 18W fast charging
Redmi 9 Expected launch date
Lazada Filipino, an e-commerce site base on the Philippines has listed the Redmi 9 for sale with a price of ₱ 6,990 for 3/32GB and ₱ 7,490 for 4/64GB variant. However, there has been no official announcement from Xiaomi or Redmi. Redmi 9 will definitely make its way to Nepal where we expect its price to be NPR. 18,000 for 3/32GB and NPR. for 20,000 4/64GB.
|Smartphone Model||Expected Price in Nepal|
|Redmi 9 (3/32GB)||Rs. 18,000|
|Redmi 9 (4/64GB)||Rs. 20,000|
Check out our review of the Redmi 8 and 8A!