Despite a wide range of products, Xiaomi truly excels when it comes to its budget offerings. The company’s entry-level Redmi A series is fairly popular in several parts of the world including Southeast Asia, LATAM, and Europe. Xiaomi launched Redmi 8A back in September last year and the phone – like its predecessor – offers great value for its price of just about $100. Now, Xiaomi is gearing up to unveil its successor – the Redmi 9A – along with another budget device – the Redmi 9C tomorrow i.e. on June 30th. But just a day ahead of the launch, official renders of the Redmi 9A appears to have slipped out and leaked online. Xiaomi Malaysia recently took to Facebook to confirm the launch of Redmi 9A and Redmi 9C in the country. The creative used for the status update represents a generic display with a V-shaped notch. While the A series has been going strong for several years now, the Redmi C series is new.
Although the purported specifications of the Redmi 9A and the 9C have been making rounds on the internet for some time, the phones have evaded any visual expose. This seemingly changes today, just a day before their launch, as Playfuldroid claims to have sourced official renders of the Redmi 9A. The phone appears in three different colors – Midnight Grey, Peacock Green, and Twilight Blue – in these alleged renders. Although we would suggest taking these renders with a grain of salt, they coincide with the block diagram from the listing on FCC of a Redmi phone with model number M2006C3LG, which can be confirmed to be the Redmi 9A by looking up the EMEI number registered in the FCC filing. The listing also reveals that the Redmi 9A will feature 4900mAh battery with 10W charging, and run on MIUI 12 out-of-the-box. In addition, the Redmi 9A has also been certified by Thailand’s NBTC but the listing doesn’t reveal much about the phone.
Other specs of the phone are yet to verified by the tipster known by their Twitter alias @Sudhanshu1414 claimed to know the key specifications of the Redmi 9A, Redmi 9C, and the Redmi 9. Out of these, the Redmi 9’s specifications suggested by the tipster have turned out to be accurate, giving us some confidence in their tip for the other two devices. The Redmi 9A is expected to be powered by a MediaTek Helio G25 chipset and feature a single 13MP camera on the back with a 5MP selfie shooter. The phone is also expected to sport a 6.5-inch HD+ display and be available in a 3GB/32GB arrangement. The Redmi 9C, on the other hand, is expected to be powered by a Helio G35 chipset, also powering the Realme C11 that launches in Malaysia on the same day as the Redmi 9A and 9C. Since there’s not much time left to the official reveal, we won’t have to spend much time contemplating the authenticity of these leaks.