After having its official renders and specs leaked out last week, the much awaited Redmi 9 finally debuts in Europe today. As expected, this device will usher a new generation of affordable smartphones targeted at the budget-centric consumers.
Despite being an entry-level smartphone, the Redmi 9 do come with a pretty updated design and some attractive features. It features a 6.53-inches dewdrop-notch LCD display which boast an impressive FHD+ screen resolution. Furthermore, the front display is also shielded by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 which protects the device against accidental drops and scratches.
In the imaging department, there will be a total of four cameras at the back which include a 13 megapixels main camera, 8 megapixels ultra-wide lens, 5 megapixels macro camera, as well as a 2 megapixels depth helper. This will be paired up with another 8 megapixels selfie camera at the front.
Under the hood, the device is driven by an octa-core Helio G80 SoC designed by MediaTek. This will be assisted by up to 4GB RAM and 64GB onboard storage in the memory compartment. As usual, the storage capacity could further be expandable by up to 512GB via a microSD card as well.
At the helm, the Redmi 9 will be fitted with a huge 5,020mAh battery which is capable of supporting 18W fast-charging. According to Xiaomi, the colossal battery is able to support up to 171 hours of music playback as well as 19 hours of video playback. On the software-side, the device will be shipped with the latest MIUI 10 based on Android 10 OS.
For those who’re interested, Redmi 9 will be available in three color options including Black, Green and Purple. In the European markets, Redmi 9 will retail at a price of €149 and €179 respectively for its 3GB+32GB and 4GB+64GB models.