Xiaomi Redmi 9 Launches in Pakistan With a Quad-camera and a 6.53-inch FHD+ Screen

Faisal Rasool

The Redmi 9 has arrived in Pakistan, following a brief promotional campaign. It’s a mid-range handset with an unbelievably low Xiaomi price tag, built with a focus on performance and symmetry of design. Here’s a quick breakdown.

The rear-shell is chamfered, the corners boxy, and textured all over — save for the circular decoration that surrounds the camera. Three lenses + fingerprint scanner are enclosed inside one capsule, and a fourth camera + LED live in a pill-shaped cutout next to it.

The Redmi 9 comes in Carbon Grey, Sunset Purple, Ocean Green colors. The ‘Sunset Purple’ edition is particularly eye candy, with its soft purple-to-blue gradient.

The Redmi 9 display on the other side extends 6.53” from corner to corner, filled with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, FHD+ resolution, and an 89.83% screen-to-body ratio. Xiaomi has carved into it a notch that houses the phone’s 8MP selfie camera.

Speaking of Xiaomi Redmi 9 cameras, you get a 13MP main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide camera, a 5MP macro sensor, and a 2MP depth sensor for those hardware-grade bokeh shots. The setup isn’t the most robust you’ll find in this price bracket: the main camera has a tiny f/2.2 aperture, and the ultrawide shots can only capture 118° FoV.

MediaTek’s Helio G80 processor powers the Redmi 9, in addition to a 5,020 mAh Xiaomi battery that supports 18W fast charge. You can get at least 9 hours of heavy usage out of this cell. Xiaomi promises an 82% improvement in CPU performance and up to 309% in GPU performance over last year’s Redmi 8.

For easy access, there’s support for Multi-functional NFC, 3.5mm headphone jack, IR Remote, Noise-cancelling microphones, and USB Type-C. You can pick up a Redmi 9 via Xiaomi’s virtual store with free delivery or any retail store near you, for Rs. 27,499.