Redmi 9 Prime is Launched with 18W Fast Charging and Helio G80 Chipset

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Redmi 9 was unveiled worldwide a few months ago. Xiaomi has rebranded it with a “Prime” title and released it in India today (August 4). Now, we can find out more about the smartphone’s specs and features.

As seen in the previous teasers, the Redmi 9 Prime made its debut with a MediaTek Helio G80 SoC, fast-charging support, and a quad-camera setup. Here is what you need to know.

Redmi 9 Prime Features and Specs Unveiled

The budget-friendly smartphone boasts a minimal polycarbonate build with a Redmi K30-style circular ring around the vertical camera module. It also has a fingerprint sensor at the bottom of the camera. 

The smartphone sports a 6.53-inch Full-HD + IPS LCD with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9, up to 400 nits of brightness, 2340×1080 pixel resolution, and Gorilla Glass 3 protection on top. Redmi 9 Prime has a waterdrop notch, too, that houses an 8MP camera for selfies. 

The quad-camera module packs a 13MP main camera with an f/2.2 aperture, an 8MP ultra-wide camera with an f/2.2 and a 118-degree FOV, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 5MP macro-lens. 

Under the hood, Redmi 9 Prime was equipped with the gaming-centric MediaTek Helio G80 SoC, similar to the Narzo 10 from Realme. The processor is paired with 4GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 64GB of eMMC 5.1 storage, which is expandable to 512GB via a dedicated microSD card slot. 

Redmi 9 Prime runs on Android 10 OS topped with MIUI 11, which is somehow disappointing because MIUI 12 was announced a few months ago. The handset is fueled by a 5,020mAh battery and supports 18W fast-charging, which is fantastic. Unfortunately, the smartphone will come with a 10W charger in the box. 

Redmi 9 Prime Price Tag and Availability

Redmi 9 Prime comes with a price tag Rs. 9,999 for the 4GB + 64GB base variant. The high-end version is Rs. 11,999, and packs 4GB + 128GB. The handset will hit the Indian markets on August 6.

Redmi 9 Prime will be available in four color variants, Space Blue, Sunrise Flare, Mint Green, and Matte Black. We should expect the device to hit the global markets soon. 

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