Xiaomiâ€™s low-end Redmi phones are usually among the best devices in the sub-$150 tier, with recent Redmi phones offering big batteries and several other neat features.
Now, frequent leaker Sudhanshu has revealed apparent Redmi 9 series details on Twitter, and they say weâ€™ll see four phones in the family. These four phones are said to be the Redmi 9A, Redmi 9C, Redmi 9C with NFC, and the Redmi 9.
â€” Sudhanshu (@Sudhanshu1414) May 31, 2020
Starting with the Redmi 9A, Sudhanshu reports that the phone will be equipped with an unannounced MediaTek Helio G25 processor and Mali-G31 GPU, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage, and a single 13MP rear camera. Other purported details include a 6.53-inch 720p screen, and a â‚¬100 to â‚¬120 (~$111 to ~$134) price tag.
Moving to the Redmi 9C duo, itâ€™s believed that these phones will offer an unannounced Helio G35 chipset with Mali-G31 GPU, 3GB of RAM, 64GB of expandable storage, and a 5,000mAh battery. However, the leakerâ€™s spec table points to the standard model offering a triple rear camera setup (13MP+5MP+2MP) while the model with NFC purportedly offers a dual camera setup (13MP+2MP). This could be a mistake, but in any event, the Redmi 9C phones are tipped to offer a â‚¬130 to â‚¬150 (~$145 to ~$167) price.
The Redmi 9 is looking like the most capable device in the family, and itâ€™s said to be equipped with a Helio G70 processor (seen in the Realme C3), 4GB of RAM, 64GB of expandable storage, and quad rear cameras (13MP+8MP+5MP+2MP). Youâ€™re also said to be getting a 5,000mAh battery and 6.53-inch FHD+ screen, while pricing is tipped at â‚¬160 to â‚¬180 (~$178 to ~$200).
All the Redmi 9 series phones are apparently coming with a 5MP selfie camera, IR blaster, USB-C connectivity, 3.5mm port, and fingerprint scanner. The latter would be a pretty big deal for the Redmi 9A, as its predecessor (the Redmi 8A) doesnâ€™t have this feature.
Itâ€™s also worth noting that we havenâ€™t heard about the Helio G25 or G35 processors before. MediaTekâ€™s Helio G series is marketed as a gaming-focused range, and its Helio G70, G80, and G90T SoCs all seem to punch above their weight on paper. Weâ€™re expecting the unannounced processors to be a significant step below other Helio G chips though, but hopefully they still bring good performance to the sub-$150 tier.