- Xiaomi is going to launch the Redmi 9A at an online event.
- The Redmi 9A will be getting dual cameras at the back.
- Redmi will also launch a new powerbank at the event.
Xiaomi has big plans for India in 2020 and a first glimpse of that is coming today in the form of a new launch for its Redmi sub-brand. The Redmi brand will look after all the affordable segments with value-for-money smartphones and Redmi is beginning the year with the most affordable model in its lineup. Yes, Redmi is going to launch the successor to the Redmi 8A that was launched only a few months ago. Even though Xiaomi hasn't revealed it, it is most likely to be called the Redmi 9A.
But the phone isn't the only product Redmi is going to launch at today's event. Redmi will be coming with a new product category today and from what it seems from the teasers, it could be a Redmi branded powerbank. Both the phone and powerbank will be revealed at an online launch event and if you want to catch the livestream, you can check out the Redmi microsite from here.
As always, Redmi has been giving out a few teasers before the launch. The Redmi 9A is most likely an updated Redmi 8A with a few new additions. The Redmi 9A is going to get a dual-camera setup at the back, which will be a massive step up from the Redmi 8A's single cameras. Redmi will also update the design slightly with new gradient pattern on the same matte finish. You will also see a new blue colour variant on the Redmi 9A.
There are rumours suggesting that Redmi might use the same MediaTek Helio G70 chipset as the Realme C3. This could make the Redmi 9A more powerful than the Redmi 8A and better suited to gaming.
However, rest of the specifications are expected to remain the same as the Redmi 8A. Redmi has confirmed that the Redmi 9A will retain the 5000mAh battery and chances are that it will still retain the 18W fast charging support via the USB-C port. The display is going to remain unchanged with the display notch sitting on the top. The phone will most likely come with MIUI 11 based on Android 10 out of the box.
Not much is known about the Redmi powerbank but it will feature a premium metallic build. There are rumours of the Redmi powerbank coming with support for 27W fast charging as well as having a bigger capacity than the exiting Mi Powerbank variants.