- Redmi 9A was launched in India earlier this week.
- The phone will be going on its first sale today.
- The Redmi 9A gets a MediaTek Helio G25 SoC.
Phone maker Redmi launched its latest smartphone, the Rdmi 9A, earlier in the week. The phone was announced as the company's latest bet for the entry-level segment of the market. Launched as the company's third Redmi 9 series device in the country, the phone comes to the country after the launch of the Redmi 9 Prime and Redmi 9 earlier in India last month.
The Redmi 9A is being pegged as "Desh ka Smartphone", and has been introduced as an affordable 4G smartphone which the company hopes can eventually become a major hit in the country.
Talking about the price and availability of phone, the Redmi 9A is has been made available in multiple variants in India. Unlike the international markets, the Redmi 9A in India comes in two variants with either 2GB or 3GB RAM, which has been paired with 32GB of storage that can be expanded to 500GB using a MicroSD card.
This phone starts at Rs 6,799 for the entry-level variant and Rs 7,499 for the high-end variant. These two variants will be available in Nature Green, Sea Blue, and Midnight Black colour options. The phone will be available across Mi.com, Amazon.com starting 12pm today. This will be the first sale of the device, so it is expected to run out of stock soon.
In terms of specifications, the Redmi 9A brings hardware that's very much in line with the device that was launched in Malaysia earlier. The phone in India features a 6.53-inch HD+ (720x1,600 pixels) display with a water-drop notch and 20:9 aspect ratio.
Underneath, the phone features an octa-core MediaTek Helio G25 SoC. This has been paired with up to 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage. The smartphone also comes running MIUI 12, based on Android 10 out-of-the-box.
Other specs of the phones include a powerful battery and modest cameras. Talking about the latter, the Redmi 9A comes with a single 13-megapixel rear camera with an f/2.2 lens. While this may not sound too interesting on paper, it is still quite interesting for the price. At the front, there's a 5-megapixel selfie camera sensor at the front, with an f/2.2 lens. This lens again promises impressive quality while shooting selfies and videos. Apart from this, the phone packs a 5,000mAh battery with 10W fast charging support.
The device also comes with P2i coating and reinforced corners for added physical security. There's a 3.5mm jack on the phone for connecting a headphone with the device. Apart from this, the phone also features support for up to 4G networks.