Redmi 9i is all set to launch in India today. The phone is a part of the Redmi 9 series that made its debut in India last month. This series includes the Redmi 9, Redmi 9A, and Redmi 9 Prime models, and now the Redmi 9i is looking to get added to the mix. The Redmi 9i availability has been confirmed on Flipkart and Mi.com. It is teased to come with a waterdrop-style notch and offer a 3.5mm audio jack support. The phone is said to be ‘big on entertainment’ hinting at big battery life and good display specifications.
Xiaomi will be launching the new Redmi 9i at 12pm (noon) today. A dedicated page on Mi.com is taking registrations of notifications for all those interested in the new phone. New teasers suggest that the Redmi 9i will be powered by a MediaTek Helio processor and pack 4GB of RAM. The dedicated page also teases that the phone will support 3.5mm audio jack support and have all the physical buttons on the right edge of the screen.
Furthermore, the Redmi 9i is also teased to offer microSD card support for storage expansion and sport a big display with a waterdrop-style notch. The smartphone may pack a large battery, offer gaming-centric features, and optimisations in camera. Additionally, the phone is also confirmed to run on MIUI 12.
Previous leaks suggest that the Redmi 9i may be priced starting at Rs. 7,999 in India. This hints that the handset may be slightly more expensive than the Redmi 9A, but cheaper than the base Redmi 9 and Redmi 9 Prime models. It is tipped to come in 4GB + 646GB and 4GB + 128GB storage variant. The phone is expected to be offered in Midnight Black, Sea Blue, and Nature Green colour options.
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