The Xiaomi Redmi 9i is an additional series added to the Redmi 9 family. The device arrives in India with a 4GB RAM with a price of Rs 6,799 (~$93).
Where to Buy Xiaomi Redmi 9i
The entry-level smartphone comes with the same specifications as the Redmi 9A. The difference is the bigger RAM and the larger inbuilt storage.
Xiaomi Redmi 9i Key Specs & Features
- 6.53 inches IPS LCD DIsplay, 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~269 ppi)
- Android 10, MIUI 12
- Octa-core MediaTek Helio G25 (12 nm)
- 4GB RAM
- 64GB, 128GB Built-in Storage up to 128GB Memory Card
- 13 MP Rear Camera
- 5 MP Front Camera
- 4G LTE Network
- Charging 10W
- Non-Removable Li-Po 5000 mAh Battery
Design and Display
In terms of body design, the Redmi 9i flaunts a nice looking body that is wrapped with plastic and glass. The panel houses the camera and an LED flash in between in a vertical order.
It measures 164.9 x 77.1 x 9 mm and weighs 194 grams. The handset lacks a fingerprint scanner but comes in a waterdrop notch that offers a large display size of a 6.53-inch IPS LCD panel.
The screen delivers an HD+ resolution of 720 x 1600 and an aspect ratio of 20:9. The smartphone also boasts of 270 nits typ. brightness and it has an 81.0% screen-to-body ratio.
On the cameras aspect, the Redmi 9i is equipped with a combo camera setup. There is a single snapper of 13 MP on the back for photography that features an LED flash and HDR.
The camera can also record 1080p videos at 30 seconds per frame. The selfies camera is just another single shooter of 5 MP and it has the same features as the main camera except for the LED flash. Well, the phone will take nice photos but won’t be that great though.
Hardware and Software
The smartphone is powered by a MediaTek Helio G25 chipset based on 12nm process technology. The chip is coupled with an octa-core processor clocking at a speed of 2.0 GHz.
The entry-level chip is modest for gaming and it has PowerVR GE8320 for graphics. The inbuilt storage is 4 GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 64GB storage. In comparison, the Redmi 9i will perform a little better than the Redmi 9A that has just 2GB RAM and 32GB storage.
Just as expected, the phone newly unveiled 9i runs on MIUI 12 based Android 10 OS preinstalled and it also has a dedicated slot for adding a microSD card slot.
Battery and Network
The handset has a massive 5,000mAh battery. The juicer comes with support for 10W charging and will last for many hours when fully charged.
The network availability option and other features include dual SIM slot, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, micro USB, a 3.5mm audio jack, and there is a P2i splash-resistant nano-coating.
Xiaomi Redmi 9i Price and Availability
The Xiaomi Redmi 9i will sell for $113 for the 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage while the 4 GB RAM + 128 GB storage edition cost up to $126.
In Nigeria, it will start selling for 45,000 Naira, about 700 Ghs in Ghana, and 14,000 Ksh in Kenya. It will ship in color variants like Nature Green, Sea Blue, and Midnight Black.
Xiaomi Redmi 9i Specs
Here are a few specs of the Xiaomi Redmi 9i:
- Platform: Android 10, MIUI 12
- Processor: MediaTek Helio G25 (12 nm), Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.5 GHz Cortex-A53)
- GPU: PowerVR GE8320
- Memory: 4GB
- Colours: Midnight Black, Sea Blue, Nature Green
- Dimension: 164.9 x 77.1 x 9 mm
- Weight: 194 g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM, dual stand-by
- SIM Count: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Display: 6.53 inches IPS LCD DIsplay, 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~269 ppi)
- Screen Protection: Yes
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 13 MP, 1080p@30fps
- Rear Camera Features: LED flash, HDR
- Front Camera: 5 MP, HDR, 1080p@30fps
- Built-in Storage: 64GB, 128GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes, microSDXC (dedicated slot)
- Bundled Cloud Storage: Yes
- 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 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
- NFC: No
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: microUSB 2.0, 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
- 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: No
- Iris Scanner: No
- Face Unlock: Yes
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: No
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: Charging 10W