Redmi Smartphone lineup in India is getting pretty dense now. Earlier this year, they launched international Redmi 9 as Redmi 9 Prime in India, and today, Internation Redmi 9C has made its way to India as Redmi 9, save for the downgraded primary camera.
Redmi 9 comes powered via Mediatek Helio G35 SoC, paired with 4GB of RAM and either 64GB or 128GB of internal storage (International Redmi 9C comes in a single memory configuration 2GB/32GB). Upfront, there is 6.53 inches 20:9 aspect ratio, 720p LCD that come with a waterdrop notch sporting a 5MP f/2.2 selfie shooter.
Around the back, there is a dual-camera setup arranged in a squircle camera housing, which looks like a triple camera setup, but is not. The primary camera is a 13MP shooter followed by a 2MP depth sensor, below the main camera is a flash unit followed by an empty camera cutout. Sounds funny, but it does add up to a more symmetrical look.
Anyways, the main highlight of the phone itself other than 4GB/64GB memory configuration for just INR 8,999 ($122), includes a massive 5000mAh battery. But unfortunately, Redmi 9 draws its power through a MicroUSB port, and the adapter itself is just a standard unit.
For Authentication, a traditional fingerprint sensor is located at the back side of the Redmi 9.
Available in three color options - Carbon Black, Sky Blue, and Sporty Orange, The price of Redmi 9 in India start at INR8,999 ($122) for the 4GB/64GB memory variant, while 4GB/128GB memory variant costs INR9,999 ($135).
The sale of Redmi 9 in India is scheduled for 31 August through Amazon India local website Amazon.in at 12 PM IST.