Xiaomi Debuts Its All-New Entry-level Champion – Redmi 9 Series

Global technology leader Xiaomi has announced two entry-level smartphones: Redmi 9 and Redmi 9A. Touting powerful chipsets and premium features, these two all-new variants represent Xiaomi’s mission to make exceptional smartphone experiences accessible to everyone.

Redmi 9: Reinventing The Entry-level Smartphone Experience

As the first entry-level Redmi smartphone to feature an all-purpose quad-camera set up, Redmi 9 helps capture life’s special moments. Whether you’re looking to take a quick snap, wide-angle group shot, close-up with stunning details, or beautiful portrait photos, Redmi 9 has you covered. The device also integrates fun and creativity into the photography experience with premium camera features, including Kaleidoscope and Palm Shutter.

Meanwhile, users can view more with Redmi 9’s bigger and better screen. Featuring a 6.53’’ FHD+ Dot Drop display, Redmi 9 offers an optimal visual experience with crystal-clear detail at your fingertips. It also comes with TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light certification and Corning Gorilla Glass for on-the-go protection.

Xiaomi Redmi 9

On the performance front, Redmi 9 sports an optimized MediaTek Helio G80 SoC, delivering a 107% improved performance* over its predecessor. Paired with a 5020mAh (typ) large capacity battery, Redmi 9 packs the power you need for everyday work and play. This performance beast even supports 18W fast charging technology to keep your sideline time to a minimum so you can get back in the game.

Redmi 9 features the stunning smartphone design you deserve. On the back cover, it leverages a chic gradient color design and an anti-fingerprint ripple texture. The rear fingerprint sensor is specially designed to sit beside the camera set, and surrounded by a trendy circle design featured on Redmi’s current smartphone lineup. Altogether, this makes Redmi 9 even more comfortable to hold and unlock.

To round it out, Redmi 9 also comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack and IR blaster, while supporting dual SIM usage and an additional microSD card slot. With Redmi 9, users don’t have to compromise – they can have it all.

Redmi 9A: 6.53’’ Large Display and 5000mAh Battery

This brand-new entry-level smartphone is equipped with a massive 6.53” Dot Drop display for an
immersive viewing experience and a 5000mAh high-capacity battery that satisfies users who want to do more and enjoy more on their phone. Redmi 9A features MediaTek Helio G25, an octa-core gaming chipset, which allows for a smooth day-to-day operating experience. It also sports the AI-optimized 13MP rear camera that can quickly and easily capture crisp and clear images in a variety of situations.

Xiaomi Redmi 9A

Redmi 9 will be available in three colour variants: Carbon Grey, Ocean Green, and Sunset Purple. Redmi 9A will be available in two colour variants: Sky Blue and Granite Grey.

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Retailing at R1,999 for the Redmi 9A 32GB and R3,599 for the Redmi 9 64GB, the devices are available for purchase on the MIA website, Takealot, TFG, FNB Ebucks and Hi Online.

These 9 Series devices are bundled with Mi True Wireless Earphones for a limited time only.

*Data acquired through Xiaomi internal test.

Specs Snapshot:

 Redmi 9Redmi 9A
Display6.53’’ FHD+ Dot Drop display
400 nit (typ) brightness
Color contrast ratio: 1500:1 (typ)
NTSC: 70% (typ)
TÜV Rheinland low blue light certification
Reading mode 2.0
Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
6.53” HD+ Dot Drop display
400 nit (typ) brightness
Color contrast ratio: 1500:1 (typ)
TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light certification
Reading mode
Rear Camera13MP wide-angle camera
8MP ultra-wide angle camera, 118° FOV
5MP macro camera
2MP depth sensor
13MP main camera
Front Camera8MP front camera5MP front camera
Dimension 163.32 x 77.01 x 9.1mm164.9 x 77.07 x 9.0mm
Processor
MediaTek Helio G80
12nm process technology
Oct-core CPU, up to 2.0 GHz
MediaTek Helio G25
12nm process technology
Octa-core CPU, up to 2.0 GHz
Weight198g194g
SecurityRear fingerprint sensor
AI Face Unlock
AI Face Unlock
Charging5020mAh (typ) battery
Supports 18W wired fast charging
10W in-box charger
5000mAh (typ) battery
Supports 10W wired charging
10W in-box charger
Network SupportDual 4G standbyDual 4G standby
ConnectivityBluetooth 5.0
IR blaster
Micro USB
3.5mm headphone jack
SystemMIUI 11 based on Android 10MIUI 12 based on Android 10
Variant4GB + 64GB
Expandable storage up to 512GB
2GB+32GB
Expandable storage up to 512GB
Available ColoursCarbon Grey, Ocean Green, Sunset Purple Granite Gray, Sky Blue

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