- Redmi 9A comes with a 6.53-inch IPS display.
- The phone gets a massive 5000mAh battery.
- The Redmi 9A is powered by a Helio G25 SoC.
Xiaomi Redmi has launched its latest smartphone in India, the Redmi 9A. Launched after first making an entry in Malaysia, the Redmi 9A has been launched as the 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 was launched at a virtual event by the company as the latest "Desh ka Smartphone". The phone has been introduced as an affordable 4G smartphone which the company hopes can eventually become a major hit in the country.
Redmi 9A: Price and availability
Talking about the phone, the Redmi 9A is has been made available in multiple variants in India. However, unlike the international markets, the Redmi 9A in India comes in two variants with either 2GB or 3GB RAM and has paired that with 32GB of storage that can be expanded to 500GB using a MicroSD card. These variants start 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.
Interestingly, the company claims that it is not making any profits on the Redmi 9A in India. The phone will be available across Mi.com, Amazon.com and other retail stores.
Redmi also launched the wired Redmi Earphones, which the company has launched at a price of Rs 399.
#RedmiEarphones are here!— Redmi India - #Redmi9A is here! (@RedmiIndia) September 2, 2020
High-definition dynamic bass!
High-res Audio Certified by the Japanese Audio Association!
Sleek Aluminium alloy design
3 BOLD colours: Red, Black and Blue!
399!#WiredForEverything on sale from 7th Sept! pic.twitter.com/u1ORyxwu9b
Redmi 9A: Specifications
In terms of the specifications, the Redmi 9A brings hardware that's very much in line with the device that has been already 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 on 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.