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Xiaomi launches the Redmi 9: FHD+ display and a MediaTek Helio G80 headline a notable upgrade on the Redmi 8

The Redmi 9 is a solid upgrade on the Redmi 8. (Source; Xiaomi)
Xiaomi has now launched its latest budget phone, the Redmi 9, in China. The phone delivers an impressive feature list, including five cameras in total, a MediaTek Helio G80, a 5020 mAh battery, and a FHD+ display. Starting at just over US$100, the Redmi 9 appears to be a solid upgrade on last year's Redmi 8.
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After the release of the Redmi Note 9 and Redmi Note 9 Pro a while ago, Xiaomi has now launched the next device in this generation of the Redmi series⁠—the Redmi 9⁠—in China. The Redmi 9 is positioned below the Redmi Note 9, with an affordable price tag that reflects that.

The Redmi 9 sports a 6.53-inch display. It's a FHD+ panel, too, and that's great. Previous phones in the series had to make do with a HD+ display. At the back of the Redmi 9 is a quad camera setup: a 13 MP main snapper, an 8 MP ultra-wide-angle shooter, a 5 MP macro cameras, and a 2 MP depth sensor. It's ultimately just two usable cameras, but that's still one more than on the Redmi 8. At the front is an 8 MP camera housed within a waterdrop notch.

Under the hood is a MediaTek Helio G80. That should offer excellent performance, considering MediaTek's recent releases⁠—better than the Snapdragon 439 on the Redmi 8 at least. Other notable features include dual-band WiFi, a 5020 mAh battery, Android 10-based MIUI 11, and 18 W fast-charge support, although the stock brick maxes out at just 10 W.

Pricing and availability are as follows:

  • 4/64 GB: CNY 799 (US$115)
  • 4/128 GB: CNY 999 (US$140)
  • 6/128 GB: CNY 1,199 (US$170)

The Redmi 9 is now available on pre-order till June 29. Shipping starts on June 30.

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Ricci Rox, 2020-06-25 (Update: 2020-06-25)
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I'm a freelance copywriter who lives and dies for tech. Android, ​especially. The smartphone market is one going through an impressive growth spurt, so I crawl the Internet with keen interest in a technological ecosystem that doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon.