The Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime will launch on August 4, in India. At 12pm, the launch event will begin. The company has officially confirmed the launch by the company by a teaser video posted by Xiaomi on its YouTube channel and social handles. The Redmi 9 series was launched at the start of this month with Redmi 9, Redmi 9A and Redmi 9C. And now it is the time for Redmi 9 Prime.
Specifications spotted in the teaser:
As for now, there is no official confirmation regarding the details of the smartphone. However, according to the teaser, the phone will have a narrow-bezel display with a water drop notch on the top. Redmi 9 also has a water-drop style notch. The video also teases it to have a large battery and a strong build. The phone will likely get a quad-camera setup on the back. The new budget friendly phone is said to come with good gaming, camera, design, and battery. However, the exact features are still a mystery.
Will it be a re-branded version of Redmi 9 or Redmi 9A?
According to some rumors, the smart phone might be a rebranded version of Redmi 9 or Redmi 9A. The last time we saw a Redmi Prime phone was five years ago, in the form of the Redmi 4 Prime. If we recall Redmi 9, it has FHD+ display, and is powered by MediaTek Helio G80 SoC. The phone has a 13MP quad camera, and a 5,020mAh battery. The Redmi 9A comes with a lower-resolution HD+ screen. This phone is powered by MediaTek G25 chipset and has a 13MP single rear camera. The battery capacity is 5,000mAh.
However, the new phone will face a fierce competition. There are many mid-range phones in the market. Samsung has also entered the race with the launch of Samsung Galaxy M01 Core and also Samsung Galaxy M30. So, Redmi 9 Prime will have to stand out, in terms of specifications (yet to be revealed), to gain a reasonable market share.
The phone will be launched on August 4 and will likely go on sale during Amazon Prime Day. If the phone is a tweaked model of the Redmi 9, then we can expect its price to be somewhat between Rs. 8,500 to Rs 10,000 (Check). So, this will make it to be company’s another budget friendly, affordable phone.