Mi India yesterday announced the latest Redmi 9A (aka Desh Ka Smartphone) as a part of their bestselling Redmi A series of smartphones. Redmi 9A carries forward the legacy established by all the Redmi A series smartphones of being one of the most accessible smartphones, enabling millions of Indians to experience the latest tech without breaking the bank.

Redmi A series is one of the most successful series of smartphones in India and worldwide. Redmi A series smartphones have always been consistently a part of top 5 sold devices in India every quarter since Q3 2017 to Q1 2020 as per IDC India Monthly Smartphone Tracker May 2020.

Redmi 9A

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Some of Redmi A series phones, Redmi 5A and Redmi 6A were the #1 smartphones globally in Q3 2018 and Q1 2019 respectively. Redmi 8A Dual was the #1 shipped device nationally in Q2 2020, as per IDC Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, June 2020.

Redmi 9A specifications

Display

Redmi 9A features a 16.5cm(6.53) HD+ IPS LCD display with a 20:9 aspect ratio as compared to TFT screen panels with 18:9 aspect ratio which are present on smartphones in this segment. It also comes with TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light certification allowing better visibility in reading mode.

Redmi 9A

Performance

Redmi 9A sports the octa-core MediaTek Helio G25 chipset clocked at 2.0 GHz which handles day-to-day tasks and multi-tasking with ease. It is available in two variants, 2GB+32GB and 3GB+32GB with a 2+1 dual SIM slot and dedicated microSD card slot allowing expansion up to 512GB.

Battery

Redmi 9A is powered by a 5000mAh Enhanced two-day battery providing a longer lifespan as compared to a regular battery. Redmi 9A comes with ELB (Enhanced Battery Lifespan) that will ensure that the battery will last for 2.5-3 years as compared to regular batteries which are rated to last a maximum of 2 years.

Redmi 9A

Camera

Redmi 9A comes with a 13MP AI camera on the rear with features such as AI Portrait mode, AI scene detection. Camera software has been optimised to bring features like document scanner and kaleidoscope. It comes with a 5MP AI selfie camera with AI portrait mode, and helps with AI face unlock.

Redmi 9A Quick Specs

Display16.5cm (6.53) HD+ display LCD Display  400 nit (typ) brightness TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light certification
Rear Camera13MP main camera AI Portrait mode Document Scanner Kaleidoscope
Front Camera5MP front camera AI Portrait mode
Dimensions164.9 x 77.07 x 9.0mm
ProcessorMediaTek Helio G25 12nm process technology Octa-core CPU, up to 2.0 GHz
Weight194g
SecurityAI Face Unlock
Battery5000mAh (typ) battery 10W in-box charger ELB (Enhanced Lifespan Battery) technology 2.5-3 years of lifespan vs. regular 2 years lifespan
NetworkDual 4G standby
ConnectivityMicro USB 3.5mm headphone jack Bluetooth 5.0
Operating SystemMIUI 12 based on Android 10
Variants2GB+32GB, 3GB+32GB Expandable storage up to 512GB (dedicated slot)
Colours OptionNature Green, Sea Blue, Midnight Black
Redmi 9A

Redmi 9A pricing & Availability

Redmi 9A will be available in three colour variants, Nature Green, Sea Blue, Midnight Black in 2GB + 32GB and 3GB + 32GB storage variants for INR 6799 and INR 7499 respectively across mi.com, Amazon India, Mi Homes and Mi Studios starting 4th September 2020.

Redmi Earphones

Along with Redmi 9A, Redmi has also launched the in-ear Redmi Earphones as a part of its Phone Plus strategy. Certified by Hi-Res Audio, they aim to provide a more natural and realistic listening experience. The 10mm sound drivers bring dynamic bass, clear vocals and refined treble.

Redmi earphones

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Redmi Earphones also feature an in-line mic to facilitate handsfree calling. The multi-function button enables call and music control from the earphones. Redmi Earphones are crafted from high quality precision aluminium alloy and come with silicone earplugs. They are based on the 3.5mm standard and feature a 1.25m long cable.

Redmi Earphones Quick Specs:

Driver10mm Hi-Res certified
Weight13g
CableY-type 1.25m
MicrophoneIn-line
ControlSingle button control
Redmi earphones

Redmi Earphones pricing & Availability

Redmi Earphones will be available in Black, Blue and Red starting for INR 399 across mi.com, Amazon India, Flipkart, Mi homes and Mi Studios for INR 399 starting 7th September 2020.