The Umidigi A9 Pro 2021 can basically be described as a reminisce of the Umidigi A9 Pro debuted in 2020. It packs in too many reminisced features for a smartphone that is supposed to be a successor. However, it does pack in more RAM and an updated non-contact infrared thermometer.
Umidigi A9 Pro 2021 Key Specs & Features
- 6.3 inches IPS LCD Display, 1080 x 2340 Pixels, 19:9 ratio (~403 PPI)
- Android 11
- Octa-core Mediatek Helio P60 (12nm)
- 8GB RAM
- 128GB Built-in Storage, SD-Card Support
- 48MP + 16MP + 5MP + 5MP Quad Rear Cameras
- 24MP Front Camera
- Non-contact Infrared Thermometer 2.0
- Fingerprint Scanner (Rear)
- Customizable Shortcut Button
- 4G LTE Network
- 4150 mAh Non-Removable Battery
Design and Display
Enthusiasts who were familiar with the design on the last year’s rendition of the Umidigi A9 Pro will be getting a very familiar design, Umidigi pretty much didn’t change anything, except for the colour options available.
The rear panel retains the subtle gradient pattern we saw last year, on which you will find a quad-camera setup, a capacitive fingerprint sensor, and the Umidigi branding, which indicates it’s an Umidigi smartphone.
Upfront, we have yet again another reminisced setup. Here we find a 6.3 inches IPS LCD display with a drop notch. The highlights of this display include a resolution of 1080 x 2340 and a density of approximately 403 PPI.
Enthusiasts that have it in mind to purchase this smartphone, will have dual colour options that include Forest green and Onyx black, as opposed to Ocean Blue and Cosmic Black.
The reminiscence also spills to the camera setup, as the specs are basically the same on paper as last year’s model.
Onboard the rear setup of the Umidigi A9 Pro is a 48MP primary camera, an 8MP ultrawide camera, a 2MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth camera. With this setup, you can shoot videos up to 1080p.
While upfront, we have a single 24MP camera engulfed in the teardrop notch on the display. The video record here is also capped at 1080p.
Hardware and Software
On the performance side, we have got the same MediaTek Helio P60 processor for last year, however, we have got 8GB of RAM, as opposed to the 4GB / 6GB RAM model on its previous model.
The other performance facilitators are pretty much the same as seen on last year’s model. Onboard is the Mali-G72 MP3 GPU, 128GB internal storage, and a non-removable 4150mAh battery.
On the software side, the Umidigi A9 pro 2021 runs its interface on top of the Android 10 operating system.
The Umidigi A9 Pro 2021 features a 3.5mm headphone jack, a USB Type-C port, Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi.
Internet connectivity on the Umidigi A9 Pro is capped at 4G, which means enthusiasts won’t be getting 5G connectivity.
Umidigi A9 Price and Availability
The Umidigi A9 Pro 2021 price starts is around $159.99 at leading online stores like AliExpress. Umidigi A9 Pro 2021 costs around 88,900 Naira in Nigeria, 17,200 KSH in Kenya, and 1,013 GHC in Ghana.
As at the time this article was written, the Umidigi A9 Pro 2021 was available for purchase on Ali-Express as well as other leading online retail stores.
Umidigi A9 Pro 2021 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Umidigi A9 Pro 2021:
- Platform: Android 11
- Processor: Mediatek MT6771V/C Helio P60 (12nm), Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
- GPU: Mali-G72 MP3
- Memory: 8GB RAM
- Colours: Forest Green and Onyx Black
- Dimension: 158.7mm x 74.9m x 8.6mm
- Weight: –
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM, dual stand-by
- SIM Count: Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Display: 6.3 inches IPS LCD Display, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~403 ppi)
- Screen Protection: Yes
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 48 MP (wide) + 8 MP (ultrawide) + 2 MP (macro) + 2 MP (depth) Quad Cameras,
- Rear Camera Features: Dual-LED flash, Panorama, HDR, 1080p, 720p, 480p video recording, 30fps
- Front Camera: 24MP Camera, AI Beautify 1080p, 720p, 480p video recording, 30fps
- Built-in Storage: 128GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes
- Bundled Cloud Storage: Yes
- 2G GSM: B2 /B3 /B5 /B8
- 2G CDMA 1X: Yes, CDMA 800 / 1900 & TD-SCDMA
- 3G WCDMA: B1 /2 /4 /5 /6 /8 /19
- 3G CDMA EVDO: B34 /39
- 4G LTE: B1 /2 /3 /4 /5 /7 /8 /12 /13 /17 /18 /19 /20 /26 /28A /28B / B34 /38 /39 /40 /41 /66
- 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 4.2
- NFC: No
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: USB Type-C 2.0 reversible connector
- 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: GPS, Glonass, Galileo
- 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
- 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: Non-Removable Li-Po 4150 mAh Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: –