Xiaomi India has announced that it will launch a new Redmi smartphone in the country on February 11. The company is promoting this upcoming phone with the ‘Desh Ka Dumdaar Smartphone’ tag, so we expect this will be the Redmi 9A, as the company used a similar tag for Redmi 8A.
The company is also planning to launch a new category alongside the new smartphone. Xiaomi India head, Manu Kumar Jain also confirmed there are two surprises. Looking at the teaser image, we expect this could be a new power bank.
Not 1️⃣ but 2️⃣ amazing surprises are coming your way! ?
— Manu Kumar Jain (@manukumarjain) February 6, 2020
Redmi 9A Specs
The company has also confirmed some of the specs of the upcoming phone through a set of teasers. These specs include dual rear cameras and 5000mAh battery, similar to Redmi 8A. The teaser also confirms patterns on the back for a better grip. The phone is expected to pack Helio G70 or newly launched Helio G80 processor.
So, just like Redmi 8A, the Redmi 9A is expected to sport a 6.2-inch HD+(1520×720 pixels) 2.5D curved glass display with Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Also, the phone is again not expected to sport a fingerprint scanner but it will come with the face unlock feature.
Further, the Redmi 9A will sport a dual rear camera set up, the first time in the Redmi A series phone and there could be a 12MP main camera. It will also pack a huge 5,000mAh battery just like Redmi 8A, so we can also expect Type-C and fast charging support as well.
The Redmi 8A price in India was set at Rs. 6,499 for the base variant. So, we expect Redmi 9A will also start at a similar price tag. Also, going by the rivalry of Xiaomi and Realme, Redmi 9A will compete with Realme C3, which also starts at Rs. 6,999.