Xiaomi’s got so many phones under its budget Redmi line that, frankly, it gets a bit confusing to keep track of them all. But that's not about to stop the company from adding another model to its extensive budget range. The latest addition, called the Redmi 9 Power, focuses on maximizing endurance with help from a massive battery, while still keeping prices in check.
The Redmi 9 Power is basically a re-branded version of the Redmi Note 9 4G launched in China a while ago. The only difference between the two is that the former adds an extra (and worthless) 2MP macro camera to the latter’s triple-cam setup. The main camera gets a 48MP sensor and comes paired with an ultra-wide and a depth unit. And to no one’s surprise, the Redmi 9 Power also shares its internals with the Poco M3, including the Snapdragon 662 processor — after all, they’re all peas from the same pod.
Most of our new model's front is occupied by a 6.53-inch FHD+ notched display, which is flanked by a pair of speakers capable of delivering stereo audio. For biometrics, you get a side-mounted fingerprint reader. But the highlight of the Redmi 9 Power has to be its 6000mAh battery that also supports reverse wired charging, allowing the phone to be used as a power bank to juice up other devices. The handset itself supports 18W charging, though Xiaomi includes a more capable 22.5W brick inside the box.
|Processor||Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 662|
|OS||Android 10-based MIUI|
|Storage||64GB (UFS 2.1)/128GB UFS 2.2, expandable via dedicated slot|
|Display||6.53-inch LCD, FHD+ (2340 x 1080), 19.5:9, 400 nits, Gorilla Glass 3|
|Battery||6000mAh, 18W fast charging, reverse wired charging|
|Rear cameras||48MP (main) + 8MP, FOV 120° (ultra-wide) + 2MP macro + 2MP depth|
|Connectivity||Dual SIM (dedicated slots) 4G LTE, Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 5.0|
|Dimensions||162.3 x 77.3 x 9.6mm, 198g|
|Ports/sensors||USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack, IR blaster|
|Colors||Mighty Black, Blazing Blue, Electric Green, Fiery Red|
|Biometrics||side-mounted fingerprint reader|
You’ll be able to pick up the Redmi 9 Power in India starting on December 22 from Amazon India, mi.com, Mi Homes, Mi Studios. It’s been priced at ₹10,999 (~$150) for the base 4GB+64GB variant, while throwing in an extra ₹1,000 (~$14) will bump the storage to 128GB.