The new basic model of the successful brand from home Xiaomi Exposed at once to both East and West, with a major improvement in display resolution and processing capabilities - and a price tag of less than 600 shekels for Europe
If anyone would choose to write a book about a company Xiaomi (Shiomi), there is a good chance at all that the title was 'We will not stop launching' - the successful Chinese manufacturer just does not get tired and continues to offer us more and more models, hoping that at some point almost every consumer will find the product that suits him best.
Today on the menu we get the Redmi 9, which gets a welcome launch in European countries in parallel with the Chinese launch that in many cases in the past preceded the international expansion - this time we know that the starting price tag is 150 euros including tax, about 585 shekels in direct conversion, which is probably Will not be very far from the price we will receive at the official Israeli launch.
The Redmi 8 was a somewhat strange beast at the end of last year, when it was launched with a more generous capacity battery and increased memory volumes but also with chip Weaker processing than the Redmi 7 that came in early 2019 - but the Redmi 9 no longer leaves doubts to our delight, and is a juicy improvement in all major aspects compared to its two predecessors.
In Redmi 9 you get a magnified 6.53-inch IPS screen with a resolution of 2,340 × 1,080 pixels (which is a big improvement over 720p resolutions in previous versions) and Gorilla Glass 3 cladding, chip Mediatek's modest but efficient octagonal Helio G80 with a pair of powerful Cortex A75 cores and six more cost-effective Cortex A55 cores, system Android 10 with MIUI 12 interface fresh, storage 5.1GB or 32GB eMMC 64 includes an expandable option along with 3GB or 4GB of memory Dynamic LPDDR4X, square rear photo array with 13-megapixel main sensor and additional wide-angle shooting sensors, macro photography and depth sensor, headphone slot, built-in radio receiver, infrared transmitter, connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11n, connectivity Bluetooth 5.0 and 5,020mAh battery with 18 watt charging support. Even support forNFC There is here, though it is difficult to know in the meantime whether it will indeed be preserved in the version that will land in the local market at a later stage.
The Redmi 9 is larger and heavier than its predecessors, but still a reasonable model in the modern age with a weight of 198 grams, thanks in part to the plastic casing that will probably not transmit the same luxury of front and rear glass coverings, but at the least will be more resistant to dangers Of throttle shattering from a fall or blow. The design itself is more modern with a thinner frame around the display panel and a more compact 'drop' deflector for an 8-megapixel selfie camera, as well as a rugged finish at the back to improve grip and prevent greasy or sweaty fingerprints from accumulating.
There is some more data that needs upgrading in the next version (or maybe in the Redmi 9 Pro model, if there is one), like volumes Memories Better by default or modern dual-channel 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity, but the Redmi 9 still stands out as the best smart device around with a price tag of 600 shekels or slightly more, by a considerable margin from all competitors - and now we just have to wait patiently Until Hamilton announces the sale in local stores, and try and guess at what recommended prices will translate costs of 150 euros in a base version with 32GB of storage And 180 euros in a version with 64GB for storage.