Xiaomi has today announced the Redmi 9, its newest entry-level smartphone. It will retail for £159, but early adopters can snag one for £149 with a free Mi Band 4 thrown in.
Available in a choice of three colours (grey, green or purple), the Redmi 9comes with a MediaTek G80 chipset, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage.
There’s a large, bright (400 nits), 6.53-inch Full HD+ display (with tear-drop notch) and quad-camera setup.
Unlike some affordable phones of late, the Redmi comes with a decent camera configuration; a primary 13-megapixel f/2.2 autofocus camera, 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera (f/2.2), a 5-megapixel macro camera (so no silly 2-megapixel resolution macro camera here), and a 2-megapixel depth-sensing photo for bokeh effects.
Up front is a 8-megapixel selfie camera.
The phone has a splash-proof coating and a 5,020mAh battery with 18W fast charging (although the phone only comes with a 10W charger in the box).
The Redmi 9 ships with Android 10.
Pricing and Availability
The Redmi 9 is available from August 14th at a retail price of £159, with three colours available: Carbon Grey, Ocean Green or Sunset Purple.
Xiaomi has stated that the cheaper 3GB/32GB variant will not be released in the UK. That’s probably for the best as 32GB really is pushing it, even with expandability, given how a lot of app data (and the OS) requires the use of the integrated storage.
The special promotion with £10 discount and free Mi Band 4 applies to orders placed between today (August 14th) and August 23rd.
More information: MI UK