The (entry-level) champ is here! Xiaomi releases the Redmi 9

The most anticipated entry-level smartphone has finally arrived here in the Philippines! The Xiaomi Redmi 9, the most affordable phone powered by a MediaTek Helio G80 octa-core processor with a FHD+ screen is out to shake things up again in the budget market segment.

The Redmi 9 boasts of several major upgrades from its predecessor, including an all-purpose AI quad-camera set up, 6.53’’ FHD+ Dot Drop display, powerful chipset and edgy design. 

The Redmi 9 is now available for purchase at the Xiaomi Official Store on Lazada from July 7, 2020 with a special one-day price of PHP 6,490 (PHP 500 off) for the 3GB+32GB variant. 

Reinventing the entry-level smartphone experience 

The Redmi 9 is the first entry-level Redmi smartphone to feature an all-purpose quad-camera set up to help capture life’s special moments. Whether you’re looking to take a quick snap, wide- angle group shot, close-up with stunning details or beautiful portrait photos, Redmi 9 has you covered. The device also integrates fun and creativity into the photography experience with premium camera features, including kaleidoscope and palm shutter. 

Meanwhile, users can view more with Redmi 9’s bigger and better screen. Featuring a 6.53’’ FHD+ Dot Drop display, Redmi 9 offers an optimal visual experience with crystal-clear detail at your fingertips. It also comes with TÜV Rheinland low blue light certification and Corning® Gorilla® Glass for on-the-go protection. 

Optimized performance for all 

On the performance front, Redmi 9 sports an optimized MediaTek Helio G80 SoC, delivering a 207% improved performance1 over its predecessor. Paired with a 5020mAh (typ) large capacity battery, Redmi 9 packs the power you need for everyday work and play. This performance beast even supports 18W fast charging technology to keep your sideline time to a minimum so you can get back in the game. 

Stylish with more features to love 

Redmi 9 features the stunning smartphone design you deserve. On the back cover, it leverages a chic gradient color design and an anti-fingerprint ripple texture. The rear fingerprint sensor is specially designed to sit beside the camera set, and surrounded by a trendy circle design featured on Redmi’s current smartphone lineup. Altogether, this makes Redmi 9 even more comfortable to hold and unlock. 

To round it out, Redmi 9 also comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack, and an IR blaster, while supporting dual SIM usage and an additional microSD card slot. With Redmi 9, users don’t have to compromise – they can have it all. 

Redmi 9 Quick Specs: 

  • Display 6.53’’ FHD+ Dot Drop display 
  • Rear camera 13MP wide-angle camera: 8MP ultra wide-angle camera, 118° FOV 5MP macro camera 2MP depth sensor 
  • Front camera 8MP selfie camera 
  • Body Splash-proof nano coating 
  • Dimension 163.32 x 77.01 x 9.1mm 
  • Processor MediaTek Helio G80 12nm process technology Oct-core CPU, up to 2.0 GHz 
  • Weight 198g 
  • Security Rear fingerprint sensor | Face unlock 
  • Charging 5020mAh (typ) battery | 18W wired fast charging 10W in-box charger 
  • Network support  Dual 4G standby 
  • Connectivity Bluetooth 5.0 | IR blaster 
  • System MIUI 11 based on Android 10 
  • Variant 3GB + 32GB, 4GB + 64GB2 
  • Expandable storage up to 512GB 
  • Available color Carbon Grey, Ocean Green, Sunset Purple 

Redmi 9 will be available in two variants, 3GB+32GB and 4GB+64GB, in Carbon Grey, Ocean Green and Sunset Purple. Priced at PHP 6,990 and PHP 7,490 respectively, they are now available at Authorized Mi Stores, as well as Xiaomi’s authorized offline retailers.


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