Redmi Prime (or Redmi 9) is the company’s new smartphone for India, launch set for August 4

Redmi Prime

Earlier today, Xiaomi out of the blue decided to tease a new smartphone in the Indian market. Surprisingly, the device comes with the moniker Redmi Prime. It looks like Redmi Prime is going to be an affordable offering from the Chinese smartphone maker. In fact, some reports suggest that it might very well be a rebranded Redmi 9 or Redmi 9A for the country. Well, Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi has also revealed the launch date for the smartphone through its official Twitter channel.

Xiaomi Redmi Prime to launch on August 4 in India

As mentioned earlier, Redmi posted on its official Twitter account teasing the new product. As per the post, Xiaomi Redmi Prime will see its official unveiling on August 4 at 12 PM IST. The attached teaser image doesn’t reveal anything apart from the Prime moniker. The official brand page of the product is also live touting some key phrases such as ‘Prime Time Entertainment’, ‘Prime Time Gaming’, ‘Prime Time Camera’ and few others. It is too early to speculate on the smartphone since the information is quite scarce at the moment.

If you look at the teaser carefully, then you will be able to see the waterdrop design of the device. The notch will house the front selfie sensor as expected. You can also see a 3.5-mm audio jack, charging port, and a speaker at the bottom. Lastly, there is a notify button on the official web page of the product. Since the official teaser was posted, various reports speculated that this could be yet another rebranded smartphone for the market. This time it could either be Redmi 9 or Redmi 9A. This might be true considering Xiaomi has already launched its other counterparts in the country.

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Specs, Features

Considering the device is a rebranded Redmi 9, we can expect it to arrive with a 6.53-inch display with Full HD+ resolution, waterdrop notch style, and Gorilla Glass protection. Under the hood, the device runs on MediaTek Helio G80 chipset paired with up to 4GB RAM. Although we might be able to see a 6GB variant as well in the Indian market. The onboard storage, on the other hand, is limited to up to 64GB. If that’s not enough, you will be able to expand it via a microSD slot.

In terms of optics, we’re looking at a quad rear camera module featuring a 13MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultrawide lens, a 5MP macro, and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, there is an 8MP selfie shooter housed inside the waterdrop notch. All of these are backed by a 5,020 mAh battery.

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