Xiaomi unveils the Redmi 9A and Redmi 9C in Malaysia
Shortly after unveiling the Redmi 9 in Spain and China, Xiaomi Malaysia has lifted the veil off the Redmi 9A and Redmi 9C. Both devices are affordable versions of the Redmi 9. The former is priced at RM 359 ($83), while the latter retails at RM 429 ($100). They are also one of the first devices to run MediaTek's new Helio G35 and Helio G25 SoCs.
The Redmi 9A and Redmi 9C are quite similar in many regards. Both phones come with a 6.53-inch HD+ display with a waterdrop notch cut out at the front. It houses the 5MP selfie shooter, which happens to be the same across both devices. Each SKU comes with the same memory configuration consisting of 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The internal storage is expandable via a micro SD card. Lastly, they also share the same 5,000mAh battery that supports charging at up to 10W.
The primary differences between the Redmi 9A and Redmi 9C lie in their choice of SoC. The Redmi 9A comes features the slightly less powerful MediaTek Helio G25, while the latter features a MediaTek Helio G35. The Redmi 9C gets a triple rear camera setup that has a 13MP sensor at the helm. The Redmi 9A, on the other hand, gets the same 13MP sensor without any bells and whistles.
The general availability of the Redmi 9A and Redmi 9C is unknown at this point. It will be up for sale in Malaysia first, and will likely land in countries like China and India shortly after.