- Redmi 9 Prime is all set to be launched in India later today.
- The Redmi 9 Prime will come with a 6.5-inch FHD+ display.
- The phone will be launched as a budget segment smartphone.
Xiaomi Redmi recently launched a new smartphone, the Redmi Note 9 in India for the budget concious buyers in India, and today, the company is all set to launch an even more aggressively priced smartphone in the country in the form of the Redmi 9 Prime.
Scheduled to launch at 12pm today, the new Redmi 9 Prime is likely to go on sale during Amazon Prime Day on August 6. To date, the phone has been teased a number of times already, which have revealed crucial details about the device -- including its design, features and some specs.
Redmi 9 Prime launch: How to watch live stream
The phone is expected to be launched in India as a rebranded version of the Redmi 9 launched earlier in the year in Spain. While there may not be a major launch event, the phone's launch will see the company make the phone official via a virtual launch event which will be live streamed by Redmi.
The event is expected to be available to stream online across Redmi India's social official website and YouTube. The links to the live stream will also be shared via the company's social media channels. For those interested, this link will go live at 12pm today.
Redmi 9 Prime: Expected price
The Redmi 9 was earlier launched in Spain and features a design that borrows from the Redmi K30 series. The rear of the phone has a matte grippy plastic panel that emulates the circular camera design of the Redmi K30. As for the price, the base variant of the Redmi 9 retails for Euro 148, while there's another variant of the Redmi 9 that comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, priced at Euro 179.
Redmi K30: Expected specifications
The Redmi 9 brings with itself a 6.5-inch FHD+ display with an LCD panel. This display has a waterdrop notch on the top while the bezels are quite slim. The display is covered in a layer of Gorilla Glass 3. Inside, the Redmi 9 uses a MediaTek Helio G80 chipset that's paired with up to 4GB LPDDRX RAM and up to 64GB eMMC 5.1 storage. The phone runs on an unspecified version of MIUI.
Keeping the lights on the Redmi 9 is a 5020mAh battery that supports up to 18W fast charging. However, Xiaomi bundles only a 10W charger in the box with the Redmi 9. There's a USB-C port on the Redmi 9 for charging and data transfers.
The Redmi 9 gets a major upgrade in terms of cameras. There's a quad-sensor setup at the back, comprising of a 13-megapixel main camera that's paired with an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera. There's also a 5-megapixel macro camera and a 2-megapixel depth camera. The front camera is using an 8-megapixel sensor. The camera comes with some of MIUI's usual camera tricks, one of them being the Kaleidoscopic mode.
The Redmi 9 is lightweight also. It weighs just 198 grams and comes in three colours: Karbon Grey, Sunset Purple and Ocean Green. The phone is currently available in Spain only and India is also expected to get the Redmi in the coming months.