Finally, Xiaomi has officially announced the Redmi 9A smartphone in India. Before now, the device debuted in Malaysia in June after which it launched in China the following month. The phone is tagged the cheapest smartphone in the Redmi 9 series.
The Redmi 9A has a well-sized 6.53-inch IPS LCD panel with a waterdrop notch design. The screen delivers an HD+ resolution and offers a 20:9 aspect ratio.
The smartphone measures 164.9 x 77 x 9mm and weighs 196grams. It has a textured plastic back that allows for better grip, and its P2i nano-coating makes it splash-resistant.
On the inside, the 12nm Helio G25 chipset drives the device. The chipset features HyperEngine Gaming technology that enhances the gaming capabilities of the phone.
Out of the box, the Redmi 9A offers the user with 2GB / 3GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 32GB of eMMC 5.1 storage.
Meanwhile, the phone packs a single AI-powered 13-megapixel lens alongside an LED flash on its rear panel. The lens has features like Pro camera mode, AI portrait mode, and AI scene detection.
The notch on its front side houses a 5-megapixel selfie snapper. It supports screen flash and AI portrait camera mode.
The handset houses a massive 5,000mAh battery, and it has support for 10W charging. It will come pre-installed with the MIUI 12 based on the latest Android 10 OS.
As for the security, in place of a fingerprint scanner, the phone has support for face unlock feature.
The Redmi 9A has connectivity options like dual 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.0. GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, 3.5mm audio jack, and a MicroUSB port.
The 2GB RAM + 32GB storage variant carries a price tag of Rs. 6,799 (~$93) and the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant costs Rs. 7,499 (~$103). The Redmi 9A would be available for purchase in Nature Green, Midnight Black, and Sea Blue colour choices.
In India, the phone will go on its first sale on September 4 through online stores like Mi Store, Mi Studio Store, Mi.com, and Amazon India.