Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power is confirmed to launch on December 17 in India as the fifth member in the Redmi 9 series. The company had been teasing the launch of a new Redmi phone since last week. This comes after rumours that Xiaomi might bring the Redmi Note 9 4G to India as the Redmi 9 Power. The leaks seemed to have panned out accurately as Xiaomi has announced that it will be announcing the Redmi 9 Power in India next week.
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As per the media invite and posts on Xiaomi’s social channels, the Redmi 9 Power is scheduled to launch in India on December 17 at 12 PM. This is a day after the company is slated to announce its Mi QLED TV in India. As per the teasers shared on the microsite, the Redmi 9 power is expected to feature four cameras on the back and will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. The Redmi 9 Power is expected to go on sale on Amazon India.
As per previous rumours, the Redmi 9 Power is a rebranded version of the Redmi Note 9 4G that was launched in November in China. However, the Indian version is expected to have a fourth camera on the back. There are also rumours that the Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G might also arrive in India as the Mi 10i.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 4G specifications
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 4G has a new design with the word ‘Redmi’ slapped on the back panel. It features a 6.53-inch Full HD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) resolution display with a waterdrop notch cutout for the selfie camera. The screen is topped with Gorilla Glass 3. It measures 9.6 millimetres and weighs 198 grams and has a plastic built.
The phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor with an octa-core CPU and Adreno 610 GPU. This is paired with upto 8GB RAM and 256GB storage options to choose from. Like the other two phones, the Redmi Note 9 4G also offers storage expansion via microSD card.
It has a triple camera setup on the back with a 48MP primary camera, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, there is an 8MP selfie camera housed within the waterdrop notch.
The Note 9 4G has stereo speakers along with a side-mounted fingerprint reader. It is equipped with a 6,000mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging.