Xiaomi launches Redmi 9 Prime in India: Details here

Joanna Estrada
August 5, 2020

The last Redmi Prime phone that the company launched in the country was the Redmi 3s Prime. The goal with the Redmi 9 Prime seems simple.

The Redmi Note 9 4GB RAM + 128GB storage model which was launched for RM749 is now going for RM699 starting today. The first sale of the device will happen under Amazon India's Prime Day sale on 6 August. The Redmi 9 Prime is a rebranded version of the Redmi 9. Xiaomi unveiled the Redmi 9 in the global market a few weeks ago.

With the Redmi 9 Prime, Xiaomi is upgrading its existing 3D aura design scheme with anti-slip properties to enhance grip and all-round ergonomics. The screen is protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass technology. The back panel is made of plastic. You also find a physical fingerprint sensor at the bottom of the camera array. There is also an 8-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture. The smartphone runs on Android 10 with MIUI on top that includes features like Reading Mode 2.0 and Dark Mode.

Redmi opted for MediaTek for the new Redmi 9 Prime.

It is powered by the octa-core MediaTek Helio G80 SoC which will deliver high performance and is optimised for gaming built on 12nm process. The device includes a dedicated microSD card slot that can expand the storage up to 512GB. The smartphone is available in four colours - Space Blue, Mint Green, Sunrise Flare, and Matte Black.

The phone gets 18W fast charging on a 5,020mAh battery unit. However, inside the box the phone packs a 10W charge. For connectivity, the device uses a USB Type C port and also retains the 3.5mm headphone jack from the previous generation devices.

While the 64GB storage variant of Redmi 9 Prime carries a price tag of Rs. 9,999, its 128GB storage option has a price of Rs. 11,999. If rumours are true, the Redmi 9 Prime could be the same as the Redmi 9 which means that we can expect a 6.53-inch full-HD+ 1080 x 2340 pixels display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and 400 nits brightness. Soon, it will be available through Mi.com, Hi Home, and Mi Studio.

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