Redmi 9 Prime is a rebadged vanilla 9 with P2i coating


Xiaomi’s Redmi brand today launched Redmi 9 Prime smartphone in India. Although when we look closely, all we could is a rebadged Redmi 9 for the Indian market. The device has almost similar specifications and features seen on the vanilla 9, except for the absent of NFC. However, it has support for P2i coating, which helps protect the device against splashing of liquids.

Redmi 9 Prime is a rebadged vanilla 9 with P2i coating

Aside the above, nothing really changed between the standard Redmi 9 and the Prime version. You are still getting a 6.53-inch Full HD+ LCD water-drop screen, MediaTek Helio G80 8nm SoC and a single memory variant of 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage.

Redmi 9 Prime is a rebadged vanilla 9 with P2i coating

As for the optics, there is a 13-megapixel primary rear AI camera, 8-megapixel 118° ultra-wide angle lens, 5-megapixel 4cm macro sensor and a 2-megapixel depth sensor, along with a single LED flash, while a single 8-megapixel lens seat on the front.

It has an Aura 360 Design with textured anti-fingerprint back, features a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and pack a 5020mAh battery with 18W fast charging. Here are all the key specs of the Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime.

Redmi 9 Prime is a rebadged vanilla 9 with P2i coating

Redmi 9 Prime Key Specifications and Features

  • Dimensions; weight: 163.3 x 77 x 9.1 mm; 198 grams
  • Display: 6.53-inch IPS LCD 1080 x 2340px FHD+ with 19.5:9 ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • CPU: 2.0GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio G80 with Mali-G52 MC2 GPU
  • Storage and RAM: 64/128 GB and 4GB RAM; expandable up to 256GB via microSD
  • OS: Android 10.0 with MIUI v11
  • Camera: Quad-cameras: 13MP f/2.2 main camera; 8MP f/2.2 wide lens; 5MP macro and 2MP depth lens
  • Front camera: 8MP f/2.0 Selfie
  • Video recording: 1080p/[email protected]
  • Connectivity: Dual Nano-SIM: GSM / HSPA / LTE
  • Other Features: Fingerprint scanner (rear), USB Type-C, P2i coating
  • Battery: 5020mAh with 18W fast charging

Redmi 9 Prime is a rebadged vanilla 9 with P2i coating

Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime Price in India

The Redmi 9 Prime is available in Twilight Black, Stream White and Aurora Purple colors. As for pricing, the base model with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, and the higher storage option with 4GB RAM and 128GB storage are priced at Rs. 9,999 and Rs. 11,999, which translates to $133 and $159 respectively.

Stephen Ekpa
Stephen Ekpa
Stephen is the Editor-in-Chief @DroidAfrica. His work on DroidAfrica is born out of pure passion for tech, especially as it relates to smartphones. When Steve is not writing tech, then he is reading tech.


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