Xiaomi will reportedly launch another Redmi 9 variant in India


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  • Pricebaba reports Xiaomi is prepping to launch the Redmi 9i in India.
  • The phone could be a rebranded version of the Redmi 9A.
  • It will reportedly feature 4GB of RAM and come in 64GB and 128GB storage configurations.

Since the start of August, Xiaomi has announced three devices in India: the Redmi 9, Redmi 9 Prime, and Redmi 9C. But according to leaker Ishan Agarwal, the Chinese OEM could have one more device up its sleeve. Agarwal told Pricebaba Xiaomi is getting ready to announce another budget-friendly phone for India called the Redmi 9i.

Pricebaba suggests the 9i is likely a rebranded variant of the Redmi 9A with more RAM and additional internal storage. Xiaomi released the 9A in Malaysia in June. It features a 6.53-inch display with a 20:9 aspect ratio and 1,600 x 720 resolution. Internally, the phone features MediaTek’s recently announced Helio G25 chipset, a 5,000mAh battery, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage. The phone comes with a single 13MP primary camera with an LED flash and a 5MP camera for snapping selfies. On the software front, it comes with Xiaomi’s MIUI Android skin.

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At the very least, how the 9i would differ from the 9A is that it reportedly includes 4GB of RAM, and will come in 64GB and 128GB storage configurations. Additionally, the website says Xiaomi will sell the phone in three colors: Nature Green, Sea Blue, and Midnight Black.

Based on Agarwal’s track record and the tendency of smartphone companies to flood the Indian market with a variety of devices at different price points, it doesn’t seem unreasonable to suggest Xiaomi is prepping another Redmi 9 variant. If it’s real, we’ll likely learn more about the Redmi 9i soon enough.

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