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The Redmi 9 will have up to 6GB of RAM on its Chinese debut: new leak

The Redmi 9. (Source: Redmi)
The Redmi 9. (Source: Redmi)
The Redmi 8's long-awaited successor launched in Spain as a device with 3 or 4GB of RAM. However, the noted tipster Ishan Agarwal now claims that some of its China-only SKUs will go up to 6GB. Furthermore, some others will have 128GB of internal storage, whereas its current European units have half that at best.

The Redmi 9 initially saw a debut online on Xiaomi's Spanish website. It started at €149 (~US$167) on this platform for a SKU with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. However, a new leak, published by Ishan Agarwal in partnership with 91Mobiles, suggests that the brand's native market is not getting this option.

Instead, the Chinese edition of the Redmi 8's successor will start at 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage - the Spanish store's €179 (~$200) top-end choice. There will also be a 4/128GB option, leaving the 9's most powerful new SKU at 6GB of RAM and 128GB of fixed storage.

Agarwal also now states that the phone will have new colors once released in China, too. They are Neon Blue and Pink, whereas their existing counterparts come in Carbon Gray, Sunset Purple or Ocean Green.

European customers possibly disgruntled by this lack of variety in their own options might be consoled somewhat by the fact the 9 has already come down in price by €10 (~$11) per SKU already (correct at time of writing).

However, the same phone destined for its new market will still have the same MediaTek Helio G80 processor, 6.53-inch display, quad rear cameras and 5020mAh battery as before. Agarwal did not mention when Redmi will unveil its new budget phone to this brand's home audience, or how much it intends to charge for its now base model.


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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-06-21 (Update: 2020-06-21)