Xiaomi Announces Redmi 9 With Quad Cameras for $180

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After weeks of speculation and teasers, the Xiaomi Redmi 9 has arrived as a major upgrade over last year’s Redmi 8. The new Redmi 9 has a bigger and better screen, additional cameras, better internals, and more for just €150.

Let’s have a look.

Design and Display

The IPS LCD panel’s size has been increased to 6.53-inches and the resolution has been enhanced to 1080p. The display is protected by Gorilla Glass 3 and has a waterdrop notch at the top for the front-facing camera.

The rear camera setup looks almost identical to the Redmi K30. There are four cameras aligned in a vertical layout on top of a fingerprint sensor.

Internals and Storage

The mid-range Helio G80 is the main driver of the device. This is paired with a 2.0GHz octa-core processor, 4GB RAM, and 64GB eMMC 5.1 storage. The storage can be expanded with a microSD card.

You get the latest version of Xiaomi’s revamped MIUI, the MIUI 12 on top of Android 10 right out of the box.

Cameras

The rear camera setup includes a 13MP main sensor capable of wide-angle photography, an ultrawide sensor with 118 degrees field of vision, a 5MP macro camera for close-up photography, and lastly, a 2MP depth sensor for the bokeh effects. Video recording quality, on the other hand, goes up to 1080p 30FPS.

The front camera inside the waterdrop notch is an 8MP wide-angle sensor that can capture HDR photos.

Battery and Pricing

There is a massive 5,000 mAh battery onboard that is equipped with 18W fast charging. This should charge the phone from 0 to 100% in a little over 90 minutes. However, you’ll have to get an 18W fast charger yourself as the box only includes a 10W brick.

The Redmi 9 will start at €150 and will be available in Carbon Gray, Sunset Purple, Ocean Green color options.

Redmi 9 Specifications

  • Chipset: Mediatek Helio G80
  • CPU: Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: Mali G52 MC2
  • OS: Android 10, MIUI 12
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
  • Display:
    • 6.53″ IPS LCD with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution; 395 ppi,
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 3GB, 4GB
    • Internal: 32GB, 64GB
    • Card slot: yes
  • Camera:
    • Rear (Quad): 13 MP, f/2.2, 28mm (wide), 1/3.1″, 1.12µm, PDAF
      8 MP, f/2.2, 118˚ (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
      5 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
      2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
    • Front: 8 MP, f/2.0, 27mm (wide)
  • Colors: Carbon Gray, Sunset Purple, Ocean Green
  • Battery: 5,000 mAh, 18W fast charging
  • Price: €150

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