Xiaomi launched the affordable Redmi 9A earlier this year with a big display, big battery but a modest amount of memory – up to 3 GB RAM and 32 gigs of storage. The phone later got relaunched in India under a new name – Redmi 9i – and this time it sells with 4/64 GB memory.
Now, the smartphone manufacturer is upping its game – the entry-level Redmi 9A is now getting announced with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage in China, and the phone costs the equivalent of $145.
The Redmi 9A has only one camera on the back – 13 MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture and 1080p video recording. There is a single selfie shooter as well, sitting behind a waterdrop notch – and it has a modest 5 MP sensor as well.
The chipset of the phone is Helio G25, but the spec that is really intriguing is the 5,000 mAh battery, charged at 10W through the micro USB port.
Xiaomi is launching the Redmi 9A tomorrow for CNY999. The big question is why, since the same amount of money in China gets you a Redmi 10X 4G with a mightier chipset, better display, more cameras, and proper fast charging for a tad bigger battery.