Xiaomi launches MediaTek-powered Redmi 9A in India

Xiaomi on Wednesday launched a new budget smartphone Redmi 9A at a starting price of Rs 6,799 for the 2GB+32GB model in India.
Redmi 9A launch and price in India
The model with 3GB RAM with 32GB internal storage option will cost Rs 7,499.

The Redmi 9A does not have a fingerprint sensor. Instead, the company offers face unlock security feature on it.

The Redmi 9A smartphone delivers connectivity options such as dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, microUSB, and a 3.5mm audio jack.

“Redmi 9A aims to uphold the legacy set by its predecessors and does so by bringing a high-quality media experience with the HD+ LCD IPS display with a dot-notch. This is a major upgrade over competition devices in the price segment,” Sneha Tainwala, Redmi Business Lead, Mi India, said in a statement.

The smartphone will be available in three colour variants from September 4.

The 6.53-inch device comes with TUV Rheinland Low Blue Light certification, allowing better visibility in reading mode.

The smartphone is powered by octa-core MediaTek Helio G25 chipset coupled with up to 3GB RAM and a dedicated microSD card slot allowing expansion up to 512GB.

Redmi 9A comes with a 13MP AI camera on the rear with features such as AI Portrait mode, AI scene detection. It has a 5MP AI selfie camera with AI portrait mode.

The smartphone features 5000mAh battery. The company claims that the battery may last for 2.5-3 years as compared to regular batteries that last for 2-years only.

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

Some of Redmi A series phones, Redmi 5A and Redmi 6A were the #1 smartphones globally as per Canalys Smartphone Analysis – Q3 2018 and Canalys Smartphone Analysis – Q1 2019.

Redmi 8A Dual was the #1 shipped device in India in Q2 2020, as per IDC Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, June 2020.

Redmi 8 series, which included Redmi 8, Redmi 8A and Redmi 8A Dual, has shipped more than 25 million units globally.