The Redmi 9 Power made its debut in India in December final yr and was nearly instantly met with a little bit of confusion, because it appeared to oddly encroach on the corporate’s Poco M3 market share in an apparent manner. The Redmi 9 Energy is pretty-much a re-branded Redmi Note 9 4G, with an additional 2MP macro digicam thrown into the combination. Nonetheless, that made it primarily similar in specs to the favored Poco M3 and even a bit cheaper in its base tier at some retailers, whereas providing an additional 8MP ultrawide snapper.
That’s admittedly a little bit of a bizarre state of affairs, however issues would possibly simply get weirder nonetheless, since in keeping with a good insider supply, Xiaomi is seemingly seeking to introduce a 6GB RAM variant of the Redmi 9 Energy to the India market. Successfully shrinking the hole between it and the Poco M3 additional nonetheless, for the reason that latter already has 6GB modifications. For the Redmi 9 Energy, although, 6GB will solely be obtainable alongside 128GB of storage, making this the very best tier Redmi 9 Energy, with an alleged retail worth of INR 12,999 ($180). That might successfully make it a bit pricier than the 6GB/128GB variant of the Poco M3, although. At the least at MSRP, which raises some practicality questions. Particularly seeing how the actual 8MP ultrawide snapper on the Redmi 9 Energy is hardly a significant draw to benefit such an upsell over the Poco M3.
Only for additional reference, the Redmi 9 Energy presently begins at INR 10,999 ($150) for the 4GB/64GB one and goes as much as INR 11,999 ($165) for the 4GB/128GB. It’s price noting that the larger storage chip is of the sooner UFS 2.2 selection, as a substitute of UFS 2.1. Different notable specs on the Redmi 9 Energy embrace a 6.53-inch, FullHD+ LCD, Snapdragon 662 chipset, 48MP principal digicam, 8MP ultrawide, two 2MP further snappers and an 8MP selfie. Stereo audio system are additionally a notable a part of the combination and so is the big 6,000 mAh, able to charging at 18W and delivering energy by way of Reverse charging at 2.5W.