Redmi to launch 9A series in India
Xiaomi is expected to launch Redmi 9A, from the Redmi 9 series today. The phone was launched in the international market previously. Following the Redmi 9, the 9A will have bare minimum features and specifications to hit its entry-level price tag. It will bring some important upgrades in key areas over the older model. The phone will be launched via a Live stream event at 12 noon today.
Redmi 9A price in India is likely to be in line with what was announced in Malaysia. The phone was launched at MYR 359 (roughly Rs. 6,300) for the single, 2GB + 32GB storage variant. A report, however, recently suggested that the Indian version of the Redmi 9A could come in 4GB + 64GB and 4GB + 128GB variants. The phone is also said to have Nature Green, Sea Blue, and Midnight Black colour options to choose from.
Apart from the minor changes, the Redmi 9A in India is expected to be identical to the model debuted in Malaysia with a 6.53-inch HD+ (720x1,600 pixels) waterdrop-style display and 20:9 aspect ratio. The phone also has an octa-core MediaTek Helio G25 SoC. The Malaysian variant comes with 2GB RAM, though the Indian model could offer 4GB RAM as a standard option. The smartphone is also likely to run on MIUI 12, based on Android 10 out-of-the-box.
The Redmi 9A comes with a single, 13-megapixel rear camera sensor with an f/2.2 lens. It also has a 5-megapixel selfie camera sensor at the front, with an f/2.2 lens. Besides, the phone packs a 5,000mAh battery with 10W fast charging support.
The model is expected to be the cheapest smartphone from Xiaomi, the Redmi 9A could sit in the sub-Rs 6,000 category. The phone was launched in international markets previously.