Redmi 9 and Redmi 9A feature powerful chipsets and premium features, and represent Xiaomi’s mission to make exceptional smartphone experiences accessible to everyone.
According to Xiaomi, the Redmi 9 is the first entry-level smartphone to offer an all-purpose quad-camera.
Its rear camera setup consists of a 13MP wide camera, 8MP ultra-wide, 5MP macro lens, and 2MP depth sensor, while the front gets an 8MP lens.
The smartphone boasts a 6.53-inch 1080 x 2340 LCD display with a Dot Drop notch.
It comes equipped with a MediaTek Helio G80 chip and 4GB RAM, promising 107% better performance than its predecessor.
For all-day use, it sports a 5,020mAh battery with 18W fast charging.
Storage capacity comes in at 64GB, although this can be expanded with an additional 512GB via a microSD card.
The Redmi 9 is available in three colours – Carbon Grey, Ocean Green and Sunset Purple.
The cheaper Redmi 9A boasts a MediaTek Helio G25 processor paired with 2GB RAM, and storage capacity of 32GB.
Its display also measures 6.53-inches, but offers a lower resolution of 1,600 x 720.
For taking pictures, it features a single 13MP camera on the back, and 5MP lens on the front.
It also comes with an above-average battery size of 5,000mAh.
Pricing and availability
Both smartphones are now available from mia.africa.com, Takealot, TFG, the FNB eBucks store and Hi-Online.
The Redmi 9 retails for R3,599, while the Redmi 9A is priced at R1,999.
Below are the specifications and images of the smartphones.
Xiaomi Redmi 9
|Xiaomi Redmi 9
|6.53-inch 1,080 x 2,340 LCD
|MediaTek Helio G80
|13MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP
|802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C