Xiaomi Redmi 9: Retailer confirms configurations, prices and details of upcoming global models
The Philippine retailer Lazada has revealed configurations, prices and details of the global versions of the Xiaomi Redmi 9. While a release date is not yet known, the retailer appears to have published official marketing materials and product renders. Hence, Xiaomi cannot be that far off from releasing the Redmi 9 series. According to Lazada, the global versions of the Redmi 9 will feature the following hardware:
|Xiaomi Redmi 9|
|CPU||MediaTek Helio G8012 nm FinFETUp to 2.0 GHz2x ARM Cortex-A75 & 6 ARM Cortex-A55 cores|
|GPU||ARM Mali-G52 MC2 950 MHz|
|RAM||3 GB or 4 GB LPDDR4X RAM|
|Storage||32 GB or 64 GB eMMC 5.1|
|Display||6.53-inch2,340 x 1080 - FHD+ (1080p)|
|Cameras||Rear-facing: 13 MP primary (f/2.2) + 8 MP ultra-wide angle (f/2.2) + 5 MP macro (f/2.4) + 2 MP depth (f/2.4)Front-facing: 8 MP|
|Dimensions & weight||163.32 x 77.01 x 9.1 mm198 g|
|Misc||AI Face Unlock, rear fingerprint sensor, 3.5 mm headphone jack, USB Type-C, IR blaster|
Lazada states that it will initially charge PHP 7,350 (~US$147) for the 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage model and PHP 7,990 (~US$160) for the version with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. These prices will eventually rise to PHP 8,888 (~US$178) and PHP 9,999 (~US$200), respectively. Both models will be available in two colours, which Lazada describes as purple and grey. The 64 GB model will be available in green, too.
Both models appear to be dual-SIM devices and will be underpinned by the MediaTek Helio G80. The 12 nm chipset includes eight CPU cores and an ARM Mali-G52 MP2 GPU. There are also four rear-facing cameras on board, along with a 6.53-inch display that operates natively at 2,340 x 1,080 pixels. Xiaomi has included a microSD card reader too should you need more storage and a 5,020 mAh battery for keeping the Redmi 9 ticking over. The company has even included a 3.5 mm headphone jack, which is a nice touch.