Xiaomi has brought out the Redmi 9, that’s powered by MediaTek Helio G80 chipset. This is the same silicon found inside the Realme Narzo 10 (review). The two affordable handsets also share somewhat similar battery size along with 18W fast charging support.

Let’s run through the Redmi 9 offerings, closely followed by a spec comparison of the two devices.

Redmi 9 Features

Upfront, Redmi 9 sports a 6.53-inch LCD with Full HD+ reso, 395ppi, 400 nits of advertised brightness, and gorilla glass 3 protection. Within a waterdrop notch, lies the phone’s 8MP front camera.

The back camera stack comprises of a 13 MP primary camera, accompanied by an 8MP (118-degrees FoV) ultrawide clicker, a 5MP macro module, and a 2MP depth shooter. From both and front snappers, you get to shoot 1080p@30fps videos.

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The rear also houses a fingerprint scanner. Unlock the device and you’ve Android 10 based MIUI 12 software. This is layered on top of internals such as MediaTek Helio G80 chip, up to 4GB RAM and 64GB storage (dedicated microSD expansion up to 512GB), and a 5020mAh battery. Although the phone supports an 18W charger, Xioami ships the Redmi 9 with a 10W brick only.

The phone has a USB-C port, a 3.5mm jack, and things like IR emitter, Bluetooth 5.0, FM radio, Wi-Fi, and NFC (in select markets). You can pick the device in Carbon Gray, Sunset Purple, and Ocean Green colors.

Redmi 9 Price and Availability

Xiaomi has released the phone in Spain at:

  • Redmi 9 (3/32GB model) at €149 (~Rs.12,881.49)
  • Redmi 9 (4/64GB unit) at €179 (~Rs.15,417.09)

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There’s no word on the Indian pricing and availability as of now. However, you may expect it to hit the Indian shores pretty soon. Plus, we believe Xiaomi will continue its aggressive pricing strategy for its Indian audience.

Redmi 9 vs Narzo 10 specs

ModelXiaomi Redmi 9Realme Narzo 10
Display6.53-inch FHD+ (1080 x 2340), 395 PPI density, GG3, 400 nits brightness6.5-inch HD+ (720 x 1600), 270PPI, GG3, 480 nits brightness
Processor12nm octa-core Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MC212nm octa-core Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MC2
RAM3/4GB4GB
Internal Storage32/64GB, Dedicated MicroSD card expansion up to 512GB128GB, Dedicated MicroSD card expansion up to 256GB
SoftwareMIUI 12 (Android 10)Realme UI (Android 10)
Rear Camera13 MP f/2.2 + 8 MP f/2.2 (Ultrawide) + 5 MP f/2.4 (Macro) + 2 MP f/2.4 (Depth Sensor) with autofocus48MP f/1.8 + 8MP f/2.3 (Ultrawide) + 2MP f/2.4 (Macro) + 2MP B/W f/2.4
Front Camera8MP f/2.016MP f/2.0
Battery5020mAh, 18W fast charging support (10W in the box)5000mAh, 18W fast charging

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