Xiaomi launches Redmi 9A in SA
Xiaomi announced that it launched two new entry-level Redmi devices which the 9 and A9 smartphones in South Africa.
According to Xiaomi, the Redmi 9 is the first entry-level smartphone to offer an all-purpose quad-camera and it features powerful chipsets with premium features.
Here are specifications on the phones:
1. Redmi 9
The Redmi 9 smartphone comes with a 6.53-inch 1080 x 2340 LCD display with a Dot Drop notch.
Its rear camera setup consists of a 13MP wide camera, 8MP ultra-wide, 5MP macro lens, and 2MP depth sensor, while the front gets an 8MP lens.
It comes equipped with a MediaTek Helio G80 chip and 4GB RAM, promising 107% better performance than its predecessor.
For all-day use, it sports a 5,020mAh battery with 18W fast charging.
Storage capacity comes in at 64GB, although this can be expanded with an additional 512GB via a microSD card.
The Redmi 9 is available in three colours – Carbon Grey, Ocean Green and Sunset Purple.
2. Redmi 9A
The Redmi 9A which is the more affordable version features a MediaTek Helio G25 processor with 2GB RAM and storage capacity of 32GB.
Its display also measures 6.53-inches but offers a lower resolution of 1,600 x 720.
For taking pictures, it features a single 13MP camera on the back and 5MP lens on the front.
It also comes with an above-average battery size of 5,000mAh.
Both smartphones are now available from mia.africa.com, Takealot, TFG, the FNB eBucks store and Hi-Online.
The Redmi 9 retails for R3,599, while the Redmi 9A is priced at R1,999.
|Specifications||Xiaomi Redmi 9A||Xiaomi Redmi 9|
|Operating System||Android 10||Android 10|
|Display||6.53-inch 1,600 x 720 LCD||6.53-inch 1,080 x 2,340 LCD|
|Processor||MediaTek Helio G25||MediaTek Helio G80|
|Rear camera||13MP||13MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP|
|Connectivity||802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, Micro USB||802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C|
Written by: Gabriella Steyn.