Xiaomi is one of the top players in the smartphone market. Here in Nepal, Xiaomi has bounced back to the top and is the #1 smartphone brand in Nepal. As per the officials, ‘Xiaomi captured a whopping 34.1% market share in Q3 2020.’ This company has been creating a lot of buzz lately with the announcement of whooping 80W wireless charging. Although they have not confirmed on which flagship this technology will be featured. Now Redmi has introduced a new device in the Redmi 9 series, Redmi 9 Prime. This is another great mid-range device in the series. The Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime price in Nepal is Rs 17,999 for the 4/64GB variant and Rs 18,999 for 4/128GB.
Design and Display
Redmi 9 Prime houses a 6.67-inch IPS LCD having 1080 x 2340 pixels. For protection, we have Corning Gorilla Glass 3. This device has an approximately 83.2% screen-to-body ratio with an aspect ratio of 19:5:9. Looking at the device aesthetics both the power button and the volume rockers are placed on the right edge of the device.
There’s a waterdrop notch on the top with a slightly visible chin on the bottom. If you loved the 3.5mm headphone jack then you must eye on this device. As on the bottom edge, we have a headphone jack placed alongside the loudspeaker and the charging port.
13MP Rear Quad Camera Setup
Redmi 9 Prime rocks a total of 5 camera lenses. For the selfie, we have an 8MP lens. It is confined by the waterdrop notch. With the selfie lens, you can shoot videos at 1080p@30fps. In the rear department, we have a quad-camera setup. This consists of 13MP (wide) + 8MP (ultrawide) + 5MP (macro) + 2MP (depth). With this quad setup lenses, you can shoot videos 1080p@30fps, 720p@960fps.
Performance, Software, and Battery
For a budget device, Redmi 9 Prime packs impressive internals. The Mediatek Helio G80 (12 nm) powers this device and for the GPU we have Mali-G52 MC2. It operates on Android 10 alongside MIUI 11. This device is available in two storage variants, 4/64GB and 4/128GB.
The internal storage is expandable using a microSDXC card having a dedicated slot. The monstrous5020mAh battery fuels Redmi 9 Prime. It also supports 18-watt fast charging. For the charging port, we have the standard USB Type-C. The fingerprint sensor is mounted beneath the rear camera module within a rectangular setup. Other features like accelerometer, proximity, compass, and many more are also available.
Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime Key Specifications
|Release On||November 2020 (In Nepal)|
|Display||6.53-inch, IPS LCD, 1080 x 2340 pixels
Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
|Chipset||Mediatek Helio G80 (12 nm)|
|Memory||4/64 GB & 4/128 GB|
|Primary Camera (Quad)||
Shoot videos: 1080p@30fps, 720p@960fps
|Selfie Camera||8 MP (wide), f/2.0
Shoot Videos: 1080p@30
|OS and UI||Android 10.0; MIUI 11|
|Battery||5020mAh |18-watt Fast Charging|
|Colors Available||Space Blue, Mint Green, Matte Black, Sunrise Flare|
|Miscellaneous||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass|
|Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime Price in Nepal||Rs 17,999 [4/64GB]
Rs 18,999 [4/128GB]
Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime Price in Nepal and Availability
The Xiaomi Redmi 9 was announced back in August 2020. Finally, this device has made its way to the Nepali market. Xiaomi Nepal has officially announced this device. The Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime price in Nepal is Rs 17,999 for a 4/64 GB and Rs 18,999 for 4/128GB. Space Blue, Mint Green, Matte Black, and Sunrise Flare are the available color variants. If you want more options then please read, ‘Best smartphones to buy under Rs 20,000 in Nepal’.
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