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Redmi 9 series leaks: 3 new models, MediaTek chips as standard speculated

The Redmi 9 series this year will have three new models with varying specifications. All models will come to India and other global markets.

twitter-logoAmritanshu Mukherjee | June 1, 2020 | Updated 13:32 IST
Representative Image: Redmi Note 9

Highlights

  • The Redmi 9 series has completely leaked online.
  • There’s a new Redmi 9C that will have a dual camera setup.
  • All Redmi 9 series models will come with MediaTek chipsets.

Xiaomi is currently focused on launching its laptops series in India but once that happens, it is going to return to its staple business, i.e. launching smartphones. The new launches will be happening under the Redmi series and if you take a look at the recent leaks, it seems that the Redmi 9 series could be next on Xiaomi's platter. What's even better is that this year, there are three new models coming under this series.

A tipster going by the name of Sudhanshu Ambhore, who has been coming up with several reliable leaks in the past, has shared an entire specifications sheet of the Redmi 9 series and there are lots of surprises. This year, there are three models, with the newest addition being the Redmi 9C, accompanied by the usual Redmi 9A and Redmi 9. The entire lineup has gone for MediaTek chipsets and some key upgrades.

Starting with the base Redmi 9A, this is supposed to be Xiaomi's entry-level smartphone for this year. The Redmi 9A gets a 6.5-inch IPS LCD display with 720p resolution. Instead of a Qualcomm chip, Xiaomi is using a MediaTek Helio G25 chipset that is accompanied by a 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. The phone will be powered by a 5000mAh battery and will get a USB-C port. For the cameras, there will be a single camera setup with a 13-megapixel unit at the back and a 5-megapixel camera at the front.

Next in line is the Redmi 9C and this is essentially the same as the Redmi 9A but with crucial upgrades in key areas. The chipset has been upgraded to a MediaTek Helio G35 while the storage goes up to 64GB. The battery capacity remains the same but it's the rear cameras that are different. There's a main 13-megapixel main camera that's accompanied by a 5-megapixel camera and a 2-megapixel camera. This is possibly a combination of a wide, macro and a depth camera.

Lastly, there's a Redmi 9 which appears to have identical specifications to the Redmi Note 9, with just a couple of changes. This phone has a similar 6.5-inch IPS LCD display with Full HD+ resolution. Instead of the Helio G85 on the Redmi Note 9, the Redmi 9 uses an Helio G70 chipset, which is paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. There's the same 5000mAh battery, USB-C port and more. The quad cameras at the back comprise of a 13-megapixel main camera along with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera, another 5-megapixel camera and a 2-megapixel camera.

The tipster has even come out with the prices. The Redmi 9A is expected to launch in Europe at a price of Euro 120 while the Redmi 9C will launch at a price of Euro 150. The Redmi 9 will carry a price tag of Euro 180. As expected, these will sit under the Redmi Note series.

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