Redmi, a subsidiary of Xiaomi, unveiled the Redmi 9 and Redmi 9 Prime last month in India, which is similar to the Redmi 9C International edition. Now, Chinese smartphone maker today announced in India the release of the Redmi 9i, a rebranded version of the Redmi 9A that was unveiled in the country earlier this month.
The Redmi 9A and Redmi 9i only difference are that the 9i comes with more RAM and memory, this has also raised questions as to why change the name. It could easily have been called the Redmi 9A variant with more storage.
The Redmi 9i comes with an Android 10 operating system, running on out of the box with MIUI 12, and powered by the MediaTek Helio G25 SoC. It features a 6.53-inch HD+ display, and a notch at the top for its 5-megapixel selfie camera.
At the back of the smartphone, you’ll find an Aura 360 Design which houses the main 13-megapixel camera, with an aperture of f/2.2 and 1.0-micron of pixel size. The Redmi 9i has a 5,000mAh battery with 10W proprietary fast charge support via a microUSB port.
The Redmi 9i will be available in three color options: Sea Blue, Nature Green, and Midnight Black. The price tag of the variant with 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage is INR8,299 (around Php5,000). You’ll have to pay an additional INR1,000 (around Php650) for the variant with double storage.
The device is expected to go up on sale from the 18th of September in India via the official site of the company, Flipkart, and other retail stores in the country.