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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
Storage 32GB 64GB
RAM 2GB 4GB
Front camera 5MP 8MP
Rear camera 13MP 13MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP
Network LTE LTE
Connectivity 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, Micro USB 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C
Battery 5,000mAh 5,020mAh

Written by: Gabriella Steyn.

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