The Redmi 9A and Redmi 9C have been surfacing online for a while now with Xiaomi Malaysia even teasing the launch earlier this week. And today both budget-centric devices have been launched in Malaysia with pretty cheap price tags.
Xiaomi Malaysia on its Facebook page stated that the Redmi 9A starts at RM359 (~NRs. 10,171), which is pretty affordable. On top of that, the phone will go on a flash sale with a price of 319RMB (~$74) making it easier to get at a low price. At this price, the phone offers a 6.53-inch HD+ display, a MediaTek Helio G25 chipset, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of onboard storage, a 5,000mAh battery, and a single 13MP camera at the back with 5MP selfie camera.
On the other hand, the Xiaomi Redmi 9C has a starting price of RM429 (~NRs. 12,155), a bit higher than its sibling but you’re getting some extras for the price. Meaning, you have an Helio G35 SoC, which is a slight upgrade, a rear fingerprint scanner, and a 13MP triple-camera configuration at the back. Rest assured, the phone has a similar screen, battery, and selfie camera.
The launch also debuts MediaTek’s Helio G25 and G35 processors, both known to be gaming-based as per the company. But by the looks of it, these ranges somewhere between the already launched Helio P22 and Helio P35 processor.
There’s the same octa-core Cortex-A53 CPU, a PowerVR GE8320 GPU, and a 12nm fabrication process. But as the company states both chipsets have HyperEngine suite of technologies that allows more efficient resource management and faster shift between WiFi and LTE.
Whatever be the technology, both phones with these chips should not be bought mainly for gaming, but rather be treated as entry-level phones, which these phones will do a great job at a great price. There’s no word from Xiaomi about the availability and price outside Malaysia. However, we expect both phones to hit Nepal within a month or two.