Xiaomi today expanded its budget-oriented Redmi lineup with the launch of one more Redmi 9 series smartphone in India- the Redmi 9 Power. Although Redmi 9 Power is Xiaomi’s latest smartphone in the country, it’s not the newest since it’s a rebranded Redmi Note 9 4G that was launched last month in China.
Just like Redmi Note 9 4G, the Redmi 9 Power features an aura power design which is just a fancy term for the shiny polycarbonate back panel sporting a huge Redmi branding.
The Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power boasts a 6.53” panel with FHD+ resolution with an 8-megapixel front camera within the waterdrop-notch and the display is said to be protected by Gorilla Glass 3 and also has TUV Rheinland Low Blue Light certification.
Redmi 9 Power Specs
Talking about internals, the Redmi 9 Power is powered by the Snapdragon 662 SoC paired with 4 GB RAM and upto 128 GB of UFS 2.2 internal storage along with support for expandable storage of up to 512GB. It has a 6000mAH battery which supports 18W fast charging but oddly the Redmi 9 Power comes with a 22.5W charger out of the box and supports reverse wired charging.
As far as security is concerned, the Redmi 9 Power offers AI face unlock and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. The smartphone runs Xiaomi’s MIUI 12 on top of Android 10.
Unlike the Redmi Note 9 4G’s triple-camera array, the Redmi 9 Power a quad-camera setup that includes an additional 2MP macro camera along with the 48MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide, 2MP depth camera.
Redmi 9 Power India Pricing and Availability
Redmi 9 Power has been priced at INR 11,999 for the 4GB+64GB variant while for INR 13,499 you can get the 4GB+128GB variant. The Redmi 9 Power will be available in four color options – Mightly Black, Blazing Blue, Fiery Red, and Electric Green and will be available to purchase exclusively on Amazon India and Mi.com starting from Dec 22.