Entering 2020, almost all smartphone manufacturers including Huawei, Xiaomi, OPPO, VIVO, etc. are following up with 5G models. However, due to cost constraints, at least, the price of 5G smartphones is difficult to be low enough. This also led to a slight gap in this year’s thousand-yuan machine market. In Redmi’s smartphone product line, the original series is mainly aimed at the low-end entry market, and the price is lower than that of several other product series. It is still the same here at Redmi 9. On the product side, it still focuses on long battery life. At the same time, the starting price of 799 yuan ($113) is also attractive enough for elderly users.
The Redmi 9 sports a 6.53-inch 19.5:9 water drop screen with a resolution of 2340×1080 and a brightness of 400nit. It has passed the TÜV Low Blue Light eye protection certification. In terms of photography, its front camera has an 8MP resolution. And it also supports various functions such as face recognition and AI self-portraits. The rear camera has a 13MP main lens, an 8MP super wide-angle lens, a 5MP macro lens, and a 2MP lens.
In terms of core hardware configuration, this time the Redmi phone is equipped with the MediaTek Helio G80 SoC. The latter uses a 12nm production process, CPU has a ‘2+6’ core design, including 2 Cortex-A75 large cores (2.0GHz) and 6 Cortex-A55 small cores (1.8GHz). The GPU is Mali-G52, and the measured score of AnTuTu is 200,389 points.
Of course, the large battery Remi 9 comes with a battery capacity of 5020mAh and supports 18W fast charging. But the charger inside the box has a 10W power and it comes with high-power PA+1217 Ultra linear speakers. It is worth mentioning that Redmi also customizes a large volume earpiece for it, which is more friendly to elderly users.
In other aspects, Xiaomi’s ancestral infrared remote control, 3.5mm headphone jack, wireless radio and other functions are also available on the Redmi 9. In general, as an entry-level product, it has a few points that the basic target user group pays more attention to.
Finally, the Redmi 9 has 4GB+64GB, 4GB+128GB, and 6GB+128GB three storage combinations, respectively 799 yuan, 999 yuan and 1199 yuan.