Xiaomi has launched a new budget phone in India dubbed as the Redmi 9 Prime.

Albeit, don’t get too excited as the Redmi 9 Prime appears to be a rebranded model of the Redmi 9 that we already have in the Philippines and other markets.


This device is powered by the same MediaTek Helio G80 octa-core processor, with 4GB of RAM and an option between 64GB and 128GB of expandable storage.

We still have the 6.53-inch FHD+ screen on the front, a quad-camera setup on the back, and a large 5,020mAh battery on the inside. So to set it apart from the Redmi 9, the Prime model has a new Sunrise Flare color option, joining the existing Matte Black, Mint Green, and Space Blue color options. You can check the specs list below.


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The Redmi 9 Prime will be available in India starting August 6 for a starting price of INR9,999 (around Php6,500) for the 4GB/64GB model, while the 4GB/128GB variant will be at INR11,999 (around Php7,900). Alternatively, those of us here in the Philippines can check out the Redmi 9, which is available for a starting price of Php6,990.

Redmi 9 Prime Specs

  • Android 10, MIUI 11
  • Dual SIM, Dual standby
  • 6.53-inch FHD+ IPS display, 2340 x 1080 pixel resolution, ~394ppi
  • 2GHz MediaTek Helio G80 octa-core processor
  • Mali-G52 MC2 GPU
  • 4GB
  • 64GB/128GB eMMC 5.1 internal storage, expandable via microSD
  • 8-megapixel front camera
  • 13-megapixel (f/2.2) + 8-megapixel (ultra-wide, f/2.2) + 5-megapixel (macro, f/2.4, 4cm) + 2-megapixel (depth sensor) rear cameras
  • Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, Face unlock
  • Headphone jack
  • 4G LTE
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • IR blaster
  • USB Type-C
  • Dimensions: 163.22 x 77.01 x 9.1mm
  • Weight: 198g
  • Colors: Matte Black, Mint Green, Space Blue, Sunrise Flare
  • 5,020mAh non-removable battery, 10W fast charger

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  1. The features and the specifications of the phone are impressive for a phone in this budget range. MediaTek Helio G80 is a good choice of a processor. It is extremely powerful and power-efficient no doubt.