Xiaomi has added two new members to its Redmi 9-series – the Redmi 9C & Redmi 9A – which are both affordable options. The two phones feature similar specifications but have different chipsets and camera modules.
The launch from Xiaomi was followed quickly by Realme who introduced Realme C11 in the same price segment. The new Redmi 9-series smartphones are said to be siblings of previously launched Redmi 9 but none of the 9-series phones has yet been introduced in India.
Redmi 9C & Redmi 9A Features
The two Redmi 9C & Redmi 9A sport a 6.53-inch HD+ dot drop display with a resolution of 1600 x 720 pixels. The duo ship with 2GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, and a beefy 5000mAh battery supports 10W fast charging.
The Redmi 9C packs octa-core MediaTek Helio G35 chipset similar to Realme C11. The 9C gets a triple rear camera setup arranged in square-fashion. The sensors include a 13MP primary camera, a 5MP ultrawide lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. The front camera gets a 5MP snapper for selfies and video calls.
On the other hand, the Redmi 9A settles with a lower grade MediaTek Helio G25 chipset and a single 13MP rear camera. The selfie camera has the same 5MP snapper.
The connectivity options in both the devices include dual SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a micro USB port. For security, Redmi 9C offers fingerprint scanner and face unlock while Redmi 9A limits to face unlock only. The new Xiaomi phones run on MIUI 11 based on the Android 10 operating system.
Redmi 9C and Redmi 9A Price and Availability
Xiaomi has set the price of Redmi 9C at RM 429 (approx Rs 7,560) at the very same price as Realme C11, lying in the budget range. The Redmi 9C comes in Twilight Blue, Midnight Grey, and Sunrise Orange color variants. The device is scheduled to go on sale in late July.
The Redmi 9A is priced at RM 359 (approx Rs 6,330) and will go on sale in Malaysia from July 7. The color variants for Redmi 9A are Twilight Blue, Midnight Grey, and Peacock Green. Xiaomi is still to confirm the global launch of the two devices.
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Redmi 9C and Redmi 9A Specifications
|Model||Redmi 9C||Redmi 9A|
|Display||6.53 inches, 720 x 1600 px HD+ dot drop display||6.53 inches, 720 x 1600 px HD+ dot drop display|
|Processor||MediaTek Helio G35||MediaTek Helio G25|
|RAM + Internal Storage||2GB + 32GB expandable up to 256GB||2GB + 32GB expandable up to 256GB|
|Software||MIUI 11 based on Android 10||MIUI 11 based on Android 10|
|Selfie Camera||5MP sensor||5MP sensor|
|Rear Camera||13MP primary camera (f/1.8) + 5MP Ultra-wide sensor (f/2.2) + 2MP depth sensor (f/2.2)||13MP primary camera (f/1.8)|
|Battery||5000mAh with 10W fast charging||5000mAh with 10W fast charging|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano + Nano-SIM)||Dual SIM (Nano + Nano-SIM)|
|Connectivity||4G, VoLTE support, Bluetooth v5.0, WiFi, a 3.5mm audio jack, and micro USB port||4G, VoLTE support, Bluetooth v5.0, WiFi, a 3.5mm audio jack, and micro USB port|
|Colors||Twilight Blue, Midnight Grey, and Sunrise Orange||Twilight Blue, Midnight Grey, and Peacock Green|
|Price||Approx Rs 7,560||Approx Rs 6,330|