Xiaomi launches Redmi 9 with Helio G80 SoC and quad-camera setup

After launching the Redmi Note 9 series smartphones, Xiaomi has now announced the budget Redmi 9 phone. It is currently on sale in Spain and is expected to roll out to other regions soon.

The Redmi 9 features a 6.53-inch LCD Full HD+ screen resolution, which is a major upgrade from the HD+ screen on its predecessor. It offers 89.83 percent STB ratio and the display is protected by a layer of Gorilla Glass 3.

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Under the hood, the device is powered by MediaTek Helio G80 chipset, coupled with either 3 GB or 4 GB of RAM and depending on the variants, 32 GB, or 64 GB of internal storage. It also has a microSD card slot for expanding the storage capacity.

In the camera department, it features a quad-camera setup on the back that includes a 13 MP primary sensor, an 8 MP wide-angle lens, a 5 MP macro lens, and a 2 MP depth sensor. On the front side, it has an 8 MP snapper for taking selfies and video calling.

The smartphone runs the latest Android 10 operating system out-of-the-box with the company’s own MIUI 11 on top. The device is powered by a 5020 mAh battery and 18W fast charging support.

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The Redmi 9 is currently available in Spain in three color options — Black, Green, and Purple. The 3 GB RAM model is priced at €149 while the 4 GB RAM model costs €179. The company is yet to announce its availability in other regions.

Xiaomi Redmi 9 Specifications

  • Display: 6.53-inch Full HD+ LCD display with 2340  × 1080 pixels screen resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • CPU: MediaTek Helio G80 12nm processor
  • GPU: Mali-G52 2EEMC2 GPU
  • RAM: 3/4 GB
  • Storage: 32/64 GB; expandable up to 512 GB with microSD
  • OS: Android 10 with MIUI 11
  • Rear Camera: 13 MP primary sensor + 8 MP wide-angle lens + 5 MP macro lens + 2 MP depth sensor
  • Front Camera: 8 MP
  • Connectivity Options: Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS + GLONASS, and NFC
  • Colors: Black, Green, and Purple
  • Battery: 5020 mAh with 18W fast charging

Pricing and Availability

  • 3 GB + 32 GB: €149
  • 4 GB + 64 GB: €179
  • Availability: Now available in Spain