Yesterday, Xiaomi teased that they are going to launch the Redmi 9 smartphone in India soon. Today, the company has confirmed Xiaomi Redmi 9 will be launched on August 27 in the country at 12 noon. The information was shared by Redmi India Twitter page. Also Read - Poco F3 GT review: Good, but still not a true Poco F1 successor
Also, Xiaomi’s India website has also updated event page for the Redmi 9 with a countdown timer to the launch event time. But to recall, Xiaomi originally launched a Redmi 9 phone in Spain back in June and that has already been launched in India as the Redmi 9 Prime. So, as of now there is not much information available for the upcoming Redmi 9 for India. But if reports are to be believed, then this model could be a slightly tweaked version of the Redmi 9C that was originally launched in Malaysia back in June. Also Read - Realme Narzo 50A vs Redmi 10 Prime: Which is better under Rs 15,000?
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👉 All-new #Redmi9 is launching on 27th Aug 2020! 😎
RT & get ready to enter a life of #MoreRAMMoreFun! ❤️
— Redmi India – #Redmi9Prime (@RedmiIndia) August 20, 2020
Redmi 9: Expected specifications for India unit
The Xiaomi Redmi 9 is expected to launch with a 6.53-inch LCD display with HD+ resolution and a 20:9 aspect ratio, just like the Redmi 9C. It’ll ship with Android 10 OS-based MIUI 11 out-of-the-box. This one is a more affordable version, so it is likely to keep the MediaTek G35 octa-core SoC, just like the Redmi 9C Malaysia unit. For additional storage, the devices supports microSD card slot.
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On the front will be a 5-megapixel selfie camera. For camera, the India unit of Xiaomi Redmi 9 is expected to feature a triple-camera setup including a 13-megapixel camera, a 5-megapixel ultrawide lens, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. There will also be an LED flash. In terms of connectivity, the handset will support dual-SIM with 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB-C, IR blaster, and 3.5mm audio jack. The handset will feature a 5,000mAh battery.