Realme was teasing the arrival of the first MediaTek Helio G35-powered phone for the past week. However, its arch-nemesis Xiaomi has launched its Helio G35-powered phone, the Redmi 9C, in a single day in Malaysia. Not only this, but Redmi 9A with Helio G25 has also made its debut today.
First of all, we have the Redmi 9C, which looks super funky in this orange color. But, it’s not just the color that distracts me. This is the triple camera setup, baked into the square bump of this entry-level phone. Xiaomi offers you a 13MP primary camera, 5MP ultra-wide camera, and a 2MP depth sensor with Redmi 9C. You also find an LED flash baked into the camera bump to complete the square matrix.
This smartphone is powered by MediaTek Helio G35 chipset, with 2GB LPDDR4x RAM and 32GB eMMC 5.1 storage. The storage is expandable up to 512GB via the onboard dedicated microSD card slot.
There is also a physical fingerprint sensor on the backside if you have not noticed it already. At the front, the Redmi 9C includes a 6.5-inch HD + IPS LCD display with a 20: 9 aspect ratio and 1600 x 720 resolution. The waterproof notch is a 5MP selfie snapper in up-top homes.
You’ll also get a massive 5,000mAh battery pack supported by a USB Type-C charging port. On the connectivity front, there is a 3.5mm headphone jack, IR blaster, Bluetooth 5.0, and 2.4GHz WiFi support.
The price of Redmi 9C has been kept at 429 RM (approx. Rs. 7,570) for the 229 + 32GB variant. It will be available to purchase later in July in three colors, such as Black, Blue and Orange.
The Redmi 9A looks pretty much the same as its predecessor, with which the camera is moving and has now moved sideways instead of being in the center. In addition, the phone is powered by the MediaTek Helio G25 instead of the Snapdragon 400-series chipset as it was last year. It is paired with 2GB LPDDR4x RAM and 32GB eMMC 5.1 storage, which is expandable up to 512GB via a dedicated SD card slot onboard.
The smartphone has a 6.5: inch HD + IPS LCD display with a 20: 9 aspect ratio, 1600 x 720 resolution and a waterdrop notch at the top. You will get a 5MP selfie sensor in this notch, which will be like Redmi 9C. There is a single 13MP rear camera and LED flash on the rear.
The Redmi 9A is equipped with a massive 5,000mAh battery – similar to the Redmi 9C, with the USB Type-C port at the bottom. It includes dual 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.0 and a 3.5mm headphone jack for connectivity purposes, but lacks 5GHz WiFi support. Also, you have not onboard a fingerprint sensor.
The price of Redmi 9A single 2GB + 32GB variant is priced at 359 RM (around Rs 6,300). It will be available for purchase in three colorways, Midnight Gray, Twilight Blue and Peacock Green.