- The Xiaomi Redmi 9 has formally launched in Europe.
- The new phone loads a powerful chip for the price in addition to a big battery.
- Anticipate paying a starting price of ~$170 for the phone.
We have actually seen plenty of Redmi 9 leaks in current days, with specifications and more obviously breaking cover. We were anticipating the phone to formally release later on this month, however, Xiaomi has silently released the phone in Spain today.
True to the leaks, the Redmi 9 loads a MediaTek Helio G80 chipset, which is one of the more capable SoCs for the money today. The processor uses an octa-core CPU (2 Cortex-A75 cores and six Cortex-A55 cores) and a Mali-G52 MC2 GPU.
Other core specifications consist of a 6.53- inch FHD+ LCD screen, 3GB or 4GB of RAM, 32 GB or 64 GB of expandable storage, and a 5,020 mAh battery with 18 W charging (you get a 10W charger in the box though).
The Redmi 9 also loads a quad rear camera setup, including a 13 MP main shooter, 8MP ultra-wide camera (118- degree field of view), 5MP macro lens, and 2MP depth-sensing sensor. Simply put, it’s a quite versatile setup, however, you’ll be relying on digital zoom here. Selfies are handled by an 8MP shooter in a waterdrop notch.
Other noteworthy features consist of a rear fingerprint scanner, software-based face unlock, NFC, USB-C, and a 3.5 mm port. NFC specifically is a welcome addition, as it’s not constantly ensured for inexpensive phones.
The Redmi 9 starts at EUR149 (~$170) for the 3GB/32 GB model, while the 4GB/64 GB variation will set you back EUR179 (~$204). However, the company is providing affordable rates of EUR139 (~$158) and EUR169 (~$192) respectively for 3 days. Bookings kick off on June 15 at midnight.