Redmi 9 Prime arrives with Helio G80 SoC, starting at ₹9,999

By Ritik Banga - August 4, 2020
Essentially a rebranded version of the global-spec Redmi 9, the Redmi 9 Prime has arrived in the Indian market at a starting price of ₹9,999. It comes with a MediaTek Helio G80 SoC, Quad-Rear Camera....

After launching it as Redmi 9 in Spain back in June, Xiaomi-offshoot Redmi has brought its rebranded version to the Indian market, touting it as the Redmi 9 Prime. Therefore, it bears resemblance to its global-specced version.

On the specifications front, the Redmi 9 Prime gets a MediaTek Helio G80 SoC, which comes paired with 4GB of LPDDR4x RAM and up to 128GB of eMMC 5.1 in-built storage, which is expandable up to 512GB via microSD. Moreover, the smartphone packs a 6.53-inch Full-HD+ IPS LCD display with a 2340 x 1080 resolution – there is a waterdrop notch at the top, which houses an 8MP selfie shooter.

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At the back, the Redmi 9 Prime comes with a Quad Camera setup, including a 13MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide sensor, a 5MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. Other than that, the Redmi 9 Prime packs a 5,020 mAh battery, which supports 18W fast-charging via USB-C.

The smartphone runs on Android 10 out-of-the-box with the brand's MIUI 11 skin on top. Lastly, it comes with the usual connectivity options, which include WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, FM radio, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

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The Redmi 9 Prime will go on sale from August 6 during Prime Day event on Amazon India and will be available on and offline partner stores, starting August 17. It will be available in four colours – matte black, mint green, space blue, and sunrise flare. It's priced at ₹9,999 for the base 4GB+64GB version and ₹11,999 for the higher-end 4GB+128GB version.

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