Redmi 9 leak touts a MediaTek processor and an early 2020 launch
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Looks like Redmi is working overtime. The Xiaomi sub-brand was launched at the start of the year and has already released two generations of devices—the Redmi 7-series phones back in January, and the Redmi 8-series in August. According to a new report, the company is already working on its next set of devices, and details of the Redmi 9 have now surfaced.
The Redmi 9 will purportedly feature a 6.6-inch display. The Redmi 7 and Redmi 8 made do with sub-6.23" screens, so this is quite the jump. Makes one wonder how big the Redmi Note 9 will be. There's also the issue of pixel density, as previous phones in the lineup all used HD+ panels. A resolution that low on a 6.6-inch display is unlikely to win any awards.
According to the leak, the Redmi 9 will be powered by the Helio G70. That SoC is unreleased at the moment, but we expect a launch in the near future. If that name is anything to go by, it'll likely slot in under the Helio G90T.
Xiaomi looks to be set to return to its MediaTek ways of old. The Redmi Note 8 Pro already features a MediaTek SoC, so it wouldn't be surprising if the Redmi 9 also does.
The base model of the phone will supposedly sport a 4/64 GB configuration, up from 3/32 GB on the Redmi 8. An early 2020 launch is expected.