Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime Specs and Price

Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime
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The Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime is a rebranded version of the affordable Xiaomi Redmi 9 smartphone announced in China. It comes with similar specifications, design, and other features with the Redmi 9. The smartphone features a 6.53-inch display and four cameras

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It seems this is the global version or maybe just for Indian and other Asian countries. If you don’t see this in the African market, just know that our own version is the Xiaomi Redmi 9.

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Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime Key Specs & Features

  • 6.53 inches IPS LCD Display, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~395 ppi)
  • Android 10, MIUI 11
  • Octa-core Mediatek Helio G80 (12 nm)
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB, 128GB Built-in Storage up to 256GB Memory Card
  • 13 MP + 8 MP + 5 MP + 2 MP Quad Rear Cameras
  • 8 MP Front Camera
  • Fingerprint Scanner (Side)
  • 4G LTE Network
  • Fast charging 18W
  • Non-Removable Li-Po 5020 mAh Battery

Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime

Design and Display

On the body, there is nothing much to write. This is just the replica of Xiaomi Redmi 9. A budget smartphone wrapped with all plastic on the back and frame.

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It’s a splash-proof device with an Aura 360 design that provides a 3D unibody with concentric circles around the rear cameras and anti-fingerprint ripple texture for better grip.

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The Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime measures 163.3 x 77 x 9.1 mm in dimensions and weighs the same 198 grams with the original. It has a waterdrop notch offering a screen size of 6.53 inches IPS LCD.

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The screen delivers a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, and 395 PPI density. It features 400 nits type peak brightness and the TUV certified screen is covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The phone reaches 83.2 percent screen to body ratio.


The Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime has a quad rear cameras set-up that includes a 118-degree 8-megapixel ultrawide lens, a 12-megapixel main shooter, a 2-megapixel depth assist lens, and a 5-megapixel macro lens with 2cm focal length.

It supports AI scene detection, kaleidoscope mode, autofocus, palm shutter, and LED flash for brighter photos. The handset flaunts a front camera of 8 MP for selfies and video calling.

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Hardware and Software

The Redmi 9 Prime is powered by Mediatek Helio G80 chipset that has an octa-core processor clocking at 2.0 GHz. It has Mali-G52 MC2 for graphics and runs on an Android 10 operating system with MIUI 11 on top.

The phone is available in 64GB + 4GB RAM and 128GB + 6GB RAM storage unit and you can expand them using a micro SD card.

Battery and Network

The Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime packed a monster 5,020mAh battery that offers 2 days of battery life. The retail box comes with a 10W charging through USB-C. To enjoy a faster charge, you will have to purchase an 18W rapid charger from Xiaomi stores.

Other features on the smartphone include dual SIMs with 4G LTE Network, wireless FM radio, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, 1217 ultra-linear speaker, USB-C port, and a 3.5mm audio jack. Lastly, you will get a transparent protective case in the retail package.

Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime Price and Availability

The Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime will sell for $133 for the 4 GB RAM + 128 GB storage and $159 for the 4 GB RAM + 128 GB storage. In India price starts at 9,999 INR for the 64GB model and 11,999 INR for the 128GB model.

In Nigeria, it will start selling for 52,000 Naira, 800 Ghs in Ghana, and about 14,600 Ksh in Kenya. It will be available in Blue, Mint Green, Sunrise Flare, and Matte Black colors.

Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime Specs

Here are a few specs of the Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 10, MIUI 11
  • Processor: Mediatek Helio G80 (12 nm), Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: Mali-G52 MC2
  • Memory: 4GB RAM
  • Colours: Space Blue, Mint Green, Matte Black, Sunrise Flare
  • Dimension: 163.3 x 77 x 9.1 mm
  • Weight: 198 g
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM, dual stand-by
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)


  • Display: 6.53 inches IPS LCD Display, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~395 ppi)
  • Screen Protection: Yes
  • Foldable Display: No


  • Rear Camera: 13 MP (wide) + 8 MP (wide) + 5 MP (wide) + 2 MP (wide) Quad Cameras, [email protected]
  • Rear Camera Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
  • Front Camera: 8 MP Camera, HDR, [email protected]


  • Built-in Storage: 64GB, 128GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, microSDXC (dedicated slot)
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: Yes

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes, 1, 3, 5, 8, 40, 41
  • 5G: No

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • 5G: No
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
  • NFC: No
  • Infrared Blaster: Yes
  • USB Port: USB 2.0, USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: Yes


  • Music Player: Yes
  • Video Player: Yes
  • FM Radio: Yes, Wireless FM Radio (no wired headphones required)
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • SpO2: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Rear)
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Stylus Pen: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: No
  • Water Resistant:
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: 5020 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:
  • Fast Charging: Fast Charging 18W
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime Specs and Price was written by Miracle .O. The article was last modified: October 15th, 2021

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