Starting at R1,999, Redmi 9 series will reinvent the entry-level smartphone experience with exceptional performance

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Global technology leader Xiaomi has announced two entry-level smartphones: Redmi 9 and Redmi 9A. Touting powerful chipsets and premium features, these two all-new variants represent Xiaomi’s mission to make exceptional smartphone experiences accessible to everyone. 

Redmi 9: Reinventing The Entry-level Smartphone Experience

As the first entry-level Redmi smartphone to feature an all-purpose quad-camera set up, Redmi 9 helps capture life’s special moments. Whether you’re looking to take a quick snap, wide-angle group shot, close-up with stunning details, or beautiful portrait photos, Redmi 9 has you covered. The device also integrates fun and creativity into the photography experience with premium camera features, including Kaleidoscope and Palm Shutter. 

Meanwhile, users can view more with Redmi 9’s bigger and better screen. Featuring a 6.53’’ FHD+ Dot Drop display, Redmi 9 offers an optimal visual experience with crystal-clear detail at your fingertips. It also comes with TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light certification and Corning® Gorilla® Glass for on-the-go protection.   

On the performance front, Redmi 9 sports an optimized MediaTek Helio G80 SoC, delivering a 107% improved performance* over its predecessor. Paired with a 5020mAh (typ) large capacity battery, Redmi 9 packs the power you need for everyday work and play. This performance beast even supports 18W fast charging technology to keep your sideline time to a minimum so you can get back in the game. 

Redmi 9 features the stunning smartphone design you deserve. On the back cover, it leverages a chic gradient color design and an anti-fingerprint ripple texture. The rear fingerprint sensor is specially designed to sit beside the camera set, and surrounded by a trendy circle design featured on Redmi’s current smartphone lineup. Altogether, this makes Redmi 9 even more comfortable to hold and unlock.

To round it out, Redmi 9 also comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack and IR blaster, while supporting dual SIM usage and an additional microSD card slot. With Redmi 9, users don’t have to compromise – they can have it all. 

Redmi 9A: 6.53’’ Large Display and 5000mAh Battery

This brand-new entry-level smartphone is equipped with a massive 6.53” Dot Drop display for an immersive viewing experience and a 5000mAh high-capacity battery that satisfies users who want to do more and enjoy more on their phone. Redmi 9A features MediaTek Helio G25, an octa-core gaming chipset, which allows for a smooth day-to-day operating experience. It also sports the AI-optimized 13MP rear camera that can quickly and easily capture crisp and clear images in a variety of situations. 

Redmi 9 will be available in three colour variants: Carbon Grey, Ocean Green, and Sunset Purple. Redmi 9A will be available in two colour variants: Sky Blue and Granite Grey. 

Retailing at R1,999 for the Redmi 9A 32GB and R3,599 for the Redmi 9 64GB, the devices are available for purchase on, Takealot, TFG, FNB Ebucks and

These 9 Series devices are bundled with Mi True Wireless Earphones for a limited time only.

Quick Specs:

Redmi 9 Redmi 9A
Display6.53’’ FHD+ Dot Drop display400 nit (typ) brightness Color contrast ratio: 1500:1 (typ)NTSC: 70% (typ)TÜV Rheinland low blue light certification Reading mode 2.0Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 6.53” HD+ Dot Drop display400 nit (typ) brightness Color contrast ratio: 1500:1 (typ)TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light certification Reading mode
Rear camera13MP wide-angle camera8MP ultra-wide angle camera, 118° FOV5MP macro camera 2MP depth sensor 13MP main camera
Front camera8MP front camera5MP front camera
Dimension 163.32 x 77.01 x 9.1mm164.9 x 77.07 x 9.0mm
Processor MediaTek Helio G80 12nm process technology Oct-core CPU, up to 2.0 GHz MediaTek Helio G2512nm process technology Octa-core CPU, up to 2.0 GHz 
Weight 198g194g
Security Rear fingerprint sensor AI Face UnlockAI Face Unlock
Charging 5020mAh (typ) batterySupports 18W wired fast charging 10W in-box charger 5000mAh (typ) batterySupports 10W wired charging10W in-box charger 
Network support Dual 4G standbyDual 4G standby
Connectivity Bluetooth 5.0 IR blaster Micro USB3.5mm headphone jack
System MIUI 11 based on Android 10MIUI 12 based on Android 10
Variant 4GB + 64GBExpandable storage up to 512GB 2GB+32GBExpandable storage up to 512GB 
Available colour Carbon Grey, Ocean Green, Sunset Purple Granite Gray, Sky Blue

For product images please refer to Xiaomi 9 Series Image Bank

For product specs sheets please refer to Xiaomi 9 Series Specs Sheets

*Data acquired through Xiaomi internal test.

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