Announcement. Redmi 9 Prime - Indian copy of the international Redmi 9

Gentlemen, marketers continue to confuse everyone. I believe that there is some sense in all this, but which one, so far, remains a great secret for me.

In India, the Redmi 9 Prime smartphone is presented, which is a copy of the international smartphone Redmi 9. At the same time, nothing is sold under the name “Redmi 9” in India. I wouldn't be surprised if this is temporary.

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If you really find fault, then minor differences, of course,you can find. Other frequency ranges. There is no younger version of 3 + 32 GB (but by the way, I'm not sure if it is available in all markets where Redmi 9 is sold). Compared to the Redmi 9, which is officially sold in Russia, then the Indian Redmi 9 Prime does not yet have an NFC module and a single-band Wi-Fi. But this is not an argument, since there are “global” Redmi 9 without NFC ... In short, I'm in sadness.

Now a few words about the device itself. Please do not be offended - but this is, of course, a slightly modified piece of news about Redmi 9.

Redmi 9 Prime is a typical modern budget employee in a good sense of the word.

Let's start with the sad. No dual band Wi-Fi. And there seems to be no gyro. It seems to be nothing more to be sad about. Because the rest is sheer fun.

The "gaming" chipset MediaTek Helio G80. It does not belong to the top, but it is gaining about two hundred thousand points in AnTuTu.

Memory. 4 GB of RAM, 64 or 128 GB of permanent memory. There is support for memory cards. The tray appears to be separate.

The screen is large, because who is making the small screens now? So 6.53 ″ and IPS matrix. The resolution is high, 1080 × 2340 (395 ppi). A small drop-shaped cutout under the camera.

The battery is capacious, 5020 mAh. Oh, by the way. Found the difference. The Redmi 9 had 10W charging. And here 18 watts are supported. However, the corresponding charger will have to be purchased separately.

There are many cameras. Front camera 8 MP. At the back is a quartet of 13 + 8 + 5 + 2 MP (main, wide-angle, macro, depth sensor). There are no reviews on Redmi 9 Prime yet, no sample photos. But you can study how an international copy makes. On the Redmi 9 page you will find tons of links to reviews.

Price. ₹ 9999 (₽9890, $ 133) for 4 + 64 GB, ₹ 11999 (₽11900, $ 160) for 4 + 128 GB. For comparison, in Russia, Redmi 9 4 + 64 GB with NFC support officially costs ₽13,990 ($ 189).

The main characteristics of Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime:

Screen S-IPS, 6.53 ″, 1080 × 2340, 395 ppi, 16M colors, touch, capacitive, multi-touch, Gorilla Glass 3
IronMediaTek Helio G80
2 GHz, 2 x Cortex-A75, 6 x Cortex-A55, Mali-G52 2EEMC2
Memory RAM 4 GB, ROM 64–128 GB, Micro-SD up to 512 GB, separate slot
Mobile Internet LTE
Mobile networksLTE Bands 1,3,5,8,40,41
UMTS Bands 1 (2100), 2 (1900), 5 (850), 8 (900)
GSM Bands 2 (1900), 3 (1800), 5 (850), 8 (900)
Battery Li-Ion, 5020 mAh, fast charging 18.00 W
Dimensions163.3 x 77 x 9.1 mm
Weight 198 g
Rear Camera: Quad, Flash, Auto Focus

- 13 MP

- 8 MP, wide angle, 118 °

- 5 MP, macro

- 2 MP, depth sensor
front camera: 8 MP, no flash, no autofocus
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
OS Android 10
SensorsAccelerometer, Compass, Approach, Illumination, Fingerprint Scanner (at the back)
USBType-C v2.0

George Kiselyov