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Redmi 9 Activ sale in India is now live. The new Redmi phone is identical to the original Redmi 9 that was launched last year. The only exception it brings is the new colour options and a top-end variant with 6GB of RAM. In terms of specifications, Redmi 9 Activ offers a 20:9 display and dual rear cameras. The phone is also powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio G35 SoC. Redmi 9 Activ also carries a dedicated microSD card slot for storage expansion.
Redmi 9 Activ price in India has been set at Rs. 9,499 for the base 4GB + 64GB storage variant. The phone also comes in a 6GB + 128GB storage option that is priced at Rs. 10,999. It features Carbon Black, Coral Green, and Metallic Purple colour options and is available for purchase through Amazon, Mi.com, Mi Home, and Mi Studio stores.
Identical to Redmi 9 Activ, the Redmi 9 price in India is currently starting at Rs. 9,499 for the 4GB + 64GB storage model. There is also a 4GB + 128GB storage variant of Redmi 9 that is priced at Rs. 9,999.
The dual-SIM (Nano) Redmi 9 Activ runs on Android-based MIUI 12. It features a 6.53-inch HD+ (720x1,600 pixels) Dot Drop Display with a 20:9 aspect ratio and 400 nits of peak brightness. The smartphone is powered by the MediaTek Helio G35 SoC, along with up to 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM. It comes with a dual rear camera setup that includes a 13-megapixel primary sensor with an f/2.2 lens and a 2-megapixel depth sensor with an f/2.4 lens. The rear camera setup is also paired with a single-tone LED flash and supports features including AI Beautify 5.0 and AI scene detection. For selfies and video chats, Redmi 9 Activ carries a 5-megapixel selfie camera at the front, with an f/2.2 lens.
Redmi 9 Activ includes up to 128GB of eMMC 5.1 storage that supports expansion through a microSD card via the dedicated slot. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v5, GPS/ A-GPS, FM radio, and a Micro-USB port. Sensors onboard include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and proximity sensor. There is also a fingerprint scanner on the back.
Xiaomi has provided a 5,000mAh battery on Redmi 9 Activ that supports 10W charging. The phone measures 164.9x77.07x9.0mm and weighs 194 grams.
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