This is quick even for Xiaomi. About two months after the release of the Redmi 8 and 8A, there is already initial information about the successor in the low-budget segment. Is the new Redmi 9 coming in the first quarter of 2020?
So far there is not much information about the new Redmi device, but two important pieces of information have already been leaked. The low budget range from Redmi and Xiaomi in particular has held on to the compact design for a little longer, but that is now changing for good. The 6.22 inch screen diagonal is now surpassed with a 6.66″ display, which would make it one of the largest Xiaomi smartphones. The Redmi 7A, which was also released in spring 2019, still used a 5.45″ display!
Even though many new Xiaomi smartphones like the K30 will probably use a hole-punch display in the future, the manufacturer seems to stick to the waterdrop notch with the Redmi 9. An IPS LC display is also more than secure in this price segment. Therefore, the fingerprint sensor, if present, will probably be on the back.
The other confirmed info is the processor used. Xiaomi apparently once again uses a MediaTek processor, the new Helio G70. In terms of performance, it is probably located under the Helio G90 (T), which is in the Redmi Note 8 Pro , for example . So far there is only the G90 series, but a weakened form of this gaming series would make sense and suit the Redmi 9 well. In addition, there are various storage configurations, but we hope that they will separate from the outdated 2/16 GB combination and install at least 3/32 GB and more.
As in the Redmi 8 and 8A, a large battery will also find its way in, at least 5,000 mAh are more than realistic and appropriate, after all, a larger display must be supplied with power. The predecessor uses USB-C, which we can also expect here. We even suspect that a triple camera will be installed here. After all, the Redmi Note 8 already has a quad cam for around $150.
Xiaomi’s release schedule is now almost alarming and could scare off potential customers rather than win them over, at least in our opinion. Nevertheless, the Redmi series is probably the strongest in its segment. Even if we think it’s a shame to enlarge the phone, this CPU would probably be a really good choice. You might also want to use it to catch up with the Mi Max series , which is said to have been stamped into the ground.
We still know practically nothing about the phone, but such rumors and leaks have often come true in the past, precisely because this is a low-budget smartphone and not a flagship. What do you think of these changes and Xiaomi’s rapid production?