The successor of Redmi 8, launched in October this year, may arrive sooner than expected. According to information from the 91Mobiles spill site, Xiaomi is already working on the Redmi 9, which is scheduled for launch in early 2020. The sources of the publication also point out that the model should be one of the first equipped with the Helio G70, supposed MediaTek processor that has not yet been announced.
According to 91Mobiles, the Helio G70 is a chip that will be marketed below the G90 series, which is aimed at intermediate phones. That is, the trend is that the new processor will appear on several low-cost smartphones next year. Since the launch of Redmi 9 is expected to take place in early 2020, the Xiaomi handset will likely be one of the first to bring the technology to market.
In addition to the Helio G70, the Redmi 9 should also feature a 6.6 ” notch screen, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The 91Mobiles points out that the product may have more robust variants, which will increase the price of the device. Rumors do not indicate how much battery the phone has, however, considering the Redmi 8 came with 5000mAh and a fast 18W recharge, we can expect similar setups.
Details about the smartphone camera set have not appeared so far, expected an improved photo experience, as well as overall smartphone performance. In terms of software, we could expect Android 10 and MIUI 11. According to 91Mobiles, Redmi 9 could be launched during the first quarter of 2019 in China and will later show up in the Indian market.
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