- Xiaomi has launched the Redmi 9A and Redmi 9C in Malaysia.
- The Redmi 9A retails for ~$84, while the Redmi 9C will set you back ~$100.
- Both phones offer big batteries and all-new MediaTek chips.
Weâ€™ve known about the Redmi 9A and Redmi 9C for a couple of weeks now, and Xiaomi Malaysia teased the launch earlier this week. Now, the regional division has launched the budget-focused phones in the market, and youâ€™re looking at two very cheap devices.
Xiaomi Malaysia confirmed on Facebook that the Redmi 9A starts at 359 Malaysian Ringgit (~$84), making it a very affordable purchase. However, the phone will have a flash sale price of 319 Malaysian Ringgit (~$75) when it goes on sale on July 7. For the price, youâ€™re getting a 6.53-inch HD+ screen, MediaTek Helio G25 chipset, 2GB RAM, 32GB expandable storage, a 5,000mAh battery, and a single 13MP rear camera (plus a 5MP selfie shooter).
Meanwhile, the Xiaomi Redmi 9C has a recommended price of 429 Malaysian Ringgit (~$100), and youâ€™re getting a couple of extras for the price. More specifically, youâ€™re getting a slightly better Helio G35 SoC, a rear fingerprint scanner, and a 13MP triple camera setup. Otherwise, youâ€™ve still got the same screen, battery size, and selfie camera.
This also marks the first time we see MediaTekâ€™s Helio G25 and G35 processors, and the Taiwanese firm has been marketing them as gaming-focused SoCs. But truth be told, these chips look like the previously announced Helio P22 and Helio P35 processors.
Weâ€™ve got the same octa-core Cortex-A53 CPU (albeit at 2Ghz and 2.3Ghz respectively), a budget-focused PowerVR GE8320 GPU, and a 12nm manufacturing process. However, the firm says these chips are equipped with the HyperEngine suite of technologies, allowing for more efficient resource management, and faster switching between Wi-Fi and LTE.
Nevertheless, we wouldnâ€™t recommend buying phones with these processors specifically for gaming, but these new devices still look like great entry-level phones for the price. Weâ€™ve contacted Xiaomi for more details on wider availability and will update the article accordingly.