Offerings from Xiaomi come to everyone’s mind when you are searching for a budget device. Keeping the same legacy on Xiaomi has come up today with two Entry-level devices under the Redmi 9 series. Introducing its C series of devices. We got Redmi 9A and a bit more powerful Redmi 9C. Redmi 9A is a successor to Redmi 8A. While the Redmi 9C is a totally new line of devices. These are devices with entry-level specs to handle regular day-to-day tasks like surfing the web and casual social media. Let’s see what both the devices have to offer, starting with Redmi 9A.
Redmi 9A comes with a 6.53″ HD+ display with a dewdrop notch at the top. Whereas the back we get a polycarbonate back with a single rear camera along with LED flash and Redmi Brandi vertically. For the performance side of things, the device packs an Helio G25 SoC whereas the GPU duties are handled by PowerVR 8320. Helio G25 is an Octa-core CPU with a max clock speed of 2.0Ghz.
For Optics we have a simple Single-camera setup on both the front and back of the device. At the front, we get a 5MP f/2.2 shooter. While at the front we have a 13MP f/2.2 AI camera. All this is backed up by a 5000mAh battery. Unfortunately, the battery only supports 10W charging which is quite a bummer, and that’s too via a micro USB Port. In Redmi 9A for security, we get a 2D facial to unlock via that 5MP camera.
The device seems a good package for an entry-level user who doesn’t perform any intensive tasks. We get three different color options with Granite Grey, Peacock green, and Sky blue. The 2GB+32GB variant of the Device is priced for RM359 ($85 or ~10,300 NPR). We will also be getting a 3GB+32GB variant in Indonesia whose price is still to be known.
Redmi 9C seems a bit of an upgrade over the Redmi 9A. This device is launched targeting the Realme C11 and Samsung entry-level devices. The device comes with the same 6.53-inch HD+ display and an all-plastic build. But when we move around at the back we have a Triple camera setup and also a fingerprint sensor for security and payment. The reason why we are calling it an upgrade over 9A is because of its chip inside. It comes with the Helio G35 which is quite powerful compared to G25. It’s an octa-core CPU with a maximum clock speed of 2.3Ghz.
For the Cameras here we have a Triple camera setup at the back with a 13MP primary camera with f/2.2 aperture along with a 2MP f/2.4 Macro lens and a 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor. While at the front we get a 5MP f2.2 camera with support for portrait selfies and also Palm Sutter feature. All this is backed up by a 5000mAh large battery with a 10W charging via the Micro USB Port. These two are not what we expect from a device in 2020 but as they both are the entry-level devices and also the competition packs something similar (Realme C3), we are not complaining much here.
We get Redmi 9C in 3 different color options, with Midnight Gray, Sunrise Orange, and Twilight Blue. While the memory configurations are 2GB+32GB for RM429 ($100 or ~ 12,100 NPR). We also get a 3GB+64GB variant of the device. Whereas in Indonesia we are going to get a 3GB+32GB and 4GB+64GB variant of Redmi 9C.
These devices are targeted for entry-level users. So don’t expect specs & performance like the Note series of devices. With the Base variant of both the devices under $100 both the devices seem to be a good choice. As they have a 12nm SoC and a 5000mAh battery along with an HD+ display seems to be a good combination for a 2days of usage. What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comment section below. And for all the latest tech news and updates from the tech community follow us across all our social media.