Xiaomi launches Redmi 9 as its latest entry-level champ in PH

Published July 8, 2020, 9:28 AM

by Jonathan Castillo

Written by Lionell Go Macahilig

Xiaomi has announced the official availability of the Redmi 9 in the Philippines starting this month. The new entry-level smartphone showcases major upgrades from its predecessor, featuring an all-purpose AI quad-camera system, 6.53-inch FHD+ Dot Drop display, and powerful chipset — all clad in an edgy design. Priced at P6,990, the Redmi 9 has been available in stores starting from July 3 and through online channels starting July 7.

Reinventing the entry-level smartphone experience

As the first entry-level Redmi smartphone to feature an all-purpose quad-camera set up, the Redmi 9 helps you capture life’s special moments. Whether you’re looking to take a quick snap, wide-angle group shot, close-up with stunning details, or beautiful portrait photos, the Redmi 9 has you covered. The smartphone also integrates fun and creativity into your photography experience with camera features like kaleidoscope and palm shutter. 

With the Redmi 9, users can view more with its bigger and better screen. Sporting a 6.53-inch FHD+ Dot Drop display, the phone offers an optimal visual experience with crystal-clear detail at your fingertips. It also uses Corning Gorilla Glass for on-the-go protection with TÜV Rheinland low blue light certification. 

Optimized performance for all

On the performance front, the Redmi 9 uses an optimized MediaTek Helio G80 SoC, delivering a 207% improved performance over its predecessor. Paired with a 5020mAh (typical) large-capacity battery, the phone packs the power you need for everyday work and play. This performance beast even supports 18W fast-charging technology.

Stylish with more features to love

The Redmi 9 features the stunning smartphone design you deserve. On the back cover, it leverages a chic gradient color design and an anti-fingerprint ripple texture. The rear fingerprint sensor is specially designed to sit beside the camera set, surrounded by a trendy circle design featured on Redmi’s current smartphone lineup. Altogether, this makes the Redmi 9 even more comfortable to hold and unlock. The Redmi 9 also comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack and an IR blaster while supporting dual SIM usage and an additional microSD card slot. With Redmi 9, users don’t have to compromise – they can have it all.

Redmi 9 Quick Specs


6.53’’ FHD+ Dot Drop display

400 nit (typical) brightness

1500:1 (typical) contrast ratio

TÜV Rheinland low blue light certification

Corning Gorilla Glass 3 

Rear camera

13MP wide-angle camera

8MP ultra-wide-angle camera

118° FOV 5MP macro camera

2MP depth sensor

Front camera 

8MP selfie camera 


Splash-proof nano coating 


163.32 x 77.01 x 9.1mm 


MediaTek Helio G80 

12nm process technology

Oct-core CPU, up to 2.0GHz




Rear fingerprint sensor 

Face unlock


5020mAh (typical) battery 

18W wired fast charging

10W in-box charge