- Xiaomi could launch the Redmi 9C in India as the Redmi 9 or the Poco C3.
- The phone is tipped to feature a 5,000mAh battery, dual cameras, and Helio G35 chipset.
- Renders of the device have also leaked, showing a familiar design.
Xiaomi is the undisputed king of rebranding smartphones. It’s sometimes hard to keep up with the company’s constantly reshuffling portfolio, especially when it comes to the Redmi and Poco brands. Word now has it that Xiaomi could launch the Redmi 9C in India as the Redmi 9 or Poco C3.
Tipster Sudhanshu Ambhore has leaked the renders (see image above) and specs of this so-called Indian Redmi 9 model. He claims that the phone features the MediaTek Helio G35 chipset, a 5,000mAh battery, a 6.53-inch LCD display, a 13MP + 2MP primary camera, and a 5MP selfie shooter.
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These are mostly the same specs as the Xiaomi Redmi 9C that launched in Europe last month. However, the European variant has a triple rear camera setup, whereas this leaked Indian Redmi 9 model is rumored to get two sensors at the back. You might think there’s a third camera in there, but look closely at the renders and you’ll see that there’s just a black space where the third camera should be. Tipster Ishan Agarwal also corroborated this detail.
Elsewhere, the leaked phone looks exactly like the Redmi 9C with its square camera bump and physical fingerprint sensor.
Previously, a phone called the Poco C3 also appeared on the Bluetooth SIG website with a model number matching that of the Redmi 9C. Folks over at XDA Developers have learned that the Poco C3 and Redmi 9C have similar codenames and will closely resemble each other.
Given all this evidence and speculation, it’s clear that Xiaomi will be rebranding the Redmi 9C in India. The company has confirmed that it’ll launch a new Redmi 9 phone in India on August 27. We’ll just have to wait and see if it’s the same device as the leaked renders.
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