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The strategy of bringing the cost really low is what killed the local smartphone brands.
Imagine, for a great build, large display, quad-camera setup, and a large battery, the Redmi 9 is only offered in the Philippines for a starting price of P6,990.
There’s a large display of 6.53-inch with full HD+ IPS display on this one and it is powered by Helio G80. To help you with budgeting, Xiaomi made two variants – a 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM combo and a little bigger capacity of 4GB ROM + 64GB ROM. All these can still be expanded via a dedicated microSD card slot.
Redmi 9 specs
Android 10, MIUI 11
6.53-inch Full HD+ IPS display (2340 x 1080 resolution) at 394ppi
2 GHz MediaTek Helio G80 octa-core processor
Mali-G52 MC2 GPU
3GB RAM + 32GB internal storage, or
4GB + 64GB eMMC 5.1 internal storage
Expandable via microSD
13MP, f/2.2 + 8MP, f/2.2 ultra-wide + 5MP, f/2.4 macro + 2MP depth sensor rear cameras
8MP front camera
Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
5,020mAh battery, 10W fast charger
Colors: Ocean Green, Sunset Purple, Carbon Grey
Redmi 9 price
P6,990 for the 3GB + 32GB variant, and P7,490 for the 4GB + 64GB variant.
Unboxing Redmi 9
Xiaomi’s come back to the Philippine market has been a great success so far. The Redmi 9 series is a testament that owning a smartphone should not cost you so much.
Most of the features in the midrange category are also included in this phone — USB-C, 3.5mm audio jack, IR blaster, high-quality build, and large capacity battery.
The rear camera module is enclosed in a circular design which is kind of unique compared to the competition. Xiaomi integrated the fingerprint scanner in that module which is practical and ergonomic as well. The LED flash is comfortably seated with the 5MP macro camera.
I am pretty sure that the Redmi 9 will be aggressively anticipated by the Philippine consumer.
Redmi 9 Sample Photos
The Redmi 9 is now available via the official Xiaomi Store in Lazada.