UPDATE 08/06: The Xiaomi Redmi 9 has recently been listed on Filipino retailer Lazada's website, complete with official images, specs and pricing. While the Redmi 9 is due to be officially launched on 25 June, the new details revealed by Lazada line up well with the previous rumors we've heard about this upcoming set of phones.
The Xiaomi Redmi 9 will come with a Helio G80 chipset and will come in two memory versions, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage and 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. There will also be a microSFD card slot so that users can expand their storage. The Redmi 9 will come in three different colors, have a rear-mounted fingerprint reader, AI Face Unlock, dual SIM support, IR Blaster and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
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The 3GB/32GB version is currently set at PHP6,990 ($140) and the 4GB/64GB version is priced at PHP7,490 ($150). You can see the phones listed at Lazada here.
While the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 is currently on sale around the world, the non-Note series hasn't yet been introduced to the market. However, specs for the Xiaomi Redmi 9, Xiaomi Redmi 9A and Xioami Redmi 9C were leaked on Monday – and it looks like these handsets could be quite interesting.
Apparently, the Xioami Redmi 9 family will be divided into four handsets. All of them will share the same 6.53" LCD screen and house a 5MP selfie camera on the front. They'll also all have 5,000 mAh battery and a USB-C port as well. However, most of their specs then diverge.
The Xioami Redmi 9A will apparently be the cheapest device, according to GSMArena. It will have a single 13MP camera on the back, a Helio G25 chipset and 32GB of storage. Meanwhile, the Xiaomi Redmi 9 will have a quad camera unit, including a 13MP, an 8MP, a 5MP and a 2MP camera, and 64GB of storage.
There has been some debate over what chipset the Redmi 9 will be using. Originally, it was said to be a Helio G70 SoC, but a new leak claims that it will actually be a Helio G80. If this is the case, then we could see the Redmi 9 come with 18W fast charging as well. Interestingly, images of the Xiaomi Redmi 9 have also recently been leaked by a user on Chinese social media site Weibo.
The Xiaomi Redmi 9C is a little more complicated, as it's actually divided into two separate handsets – one with NFC and on without. The variant with NFC will have a dual camera unit on the back of the phone, with a 13MP camera and a 2MP camera. However, the variant without NFC will have a triple camera unit, with a 13MP, 5MP and 2MP camera. However, both Redmi 9C phones will have a Helio G35 chipset.
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