Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi has revised the price of two of its popular budget devices in India. Redmi 9A and Redmi 9A Sport price has been increased by Rs 300. The former one was released in India last year whereas the latter one arrived in the market in September this year.
To recall, a significant proportion of smartphone components saw a price increase due to current supply shortages. Therefore most of the companies, Xiaomi, Redmi, Vivo, Oppo, Samsung and others could not avoid but increase the price of some of their models. To recall most of the budget devices by Redmi saw a price hike after global chipset shortages and the most popular of them was the Redmi Note 10 series.
On the recent price revision Xiaomi’s spokesperson stated, “Due to massive demand-supply mismatch, the majority of components used in smartphones have seen an upward movement in their prices. Unfortunately, due to such market dynamics, a surge in price is inevitable and it is further leading to a price hike on some of our models. At Xiaomi India, we strongly believe in honest pricing and will continue to do our best to make the most value-for-money smartphones for all our Fans and consumers.”
After the fresh price hike, Redmi 9A and Redmi 9A Sport have become pricier by Rs 300. The Redmi 9A 2GB and 2GB RAM options were earlier retailing at Rs 6,999 and Rs 7,999 and now they will be available at Rs 7,299 and Rs 8,299 respectively. On the other hand, the 2GB and 3GB RAM options of the Redmi 9A Sports were earlier sold at Rs 6,999 and Rs 7,999. But after the price increase both the models will come at Rs 7,299 and Rs 8,299 respectively. It should be noted that the price of the other configurations remains unchanged.
Redmi 9A specifications
Redmi 9A comes with a 6.53-inch HD+ LCD Dot Drop display. It runs on MIUI 11 based on Android 10 and is powered by an octa-core Mediatek Helio G25 SoC with up to 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage. For the optics, there is a single 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture and for selfies, it includes a 5-megapixel front camera with f/2.2 aperture that also supports the AI face unlock feature for biometrics. The device comes equipped with a 5,000mAh battery with 10W fast charging support.
Redmi 9A Sport specifications
Redmi 9A Sport features a 6.53-inch HD+ display. It is powered by MediaTek Helio G25 SoC paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. The phone runs on MIUI 12 based on Android 10. For the photos and videos, there is a similar camera set up as of Redmi 9A. It houses a 5,000mAh battery with a 10W charger.
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