Redmi 9 Power May Come to India as Rebranded Redmi Note 9 4G China Model, Mi 10i Launch Expected Soon


Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi recently unveiled the Redmi Note 9 series for the Chinese market. The series includes two 5G smartphones – the Redmi Note 9 5G, and the third with the Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G, the Redmi Note 9 4G which is the cheapest phone in the lineup. Now, a Redmi phone has appeared in the list of Google Play supported devices with model number M2010J19SC and codename ‘Lime’. In particular, the same model number Redmi Note 9 4G is associated with the China version, hence indicating that the phone may be launched in India as Redmi 9 Power. Currently, there are already Redmi 9 series phones in India such as Redmi Note 9, Redmi Note 9 Pro, Redmi Note 9 Pro Max, Redmi 9 Prime and Redmi 9.

According to My Smart Price, the codename Lime of the Redmi Note 9 4G China variant was also seen in the recovery and fastboot versions of the MIUI ROM. The publication, in collaboration with custom ROM developer Akhil Narang, was able to confirm that the Redmi 9 Power moniker from the MIUI source code as well. At the moment, Xiaomi is yet to formally announce the launch of Redmi 9 Power in India. The report says that Redmi Note 9 4G can debut as Redmi 9T in the global markets. The Redmi Note 9 4G, which was launched in China last week, features a 6.53-inch full-HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 SoC, triple rear camera setup, and a 6,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging. Its price in China starts at CNY 999 (about Rs. 11,200) for the 4GB RAM + 128GB model.

Meanwhile, the report states that the Mi 10i and Poco M3 India variants have also appeared in the list of Google Play supported devices. The Mi 10i was spotted with model number M2007J17I and codename Gauguininpro, and in particular, the newly launched Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G also has model number M2007J17C. Also, in August, a tipper known as the pseudonym ‘the_tech_guy’ on Twitter claimed that the Mi Note 10 Lite (which bears similarity to the Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G) would arrive in India as the Mi 10i. To recall, the Mi Note 10 Lite features a 6.47-inch full-HD + curved AMOLED display, an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G SoC, and a 64-megapixel primary shooter. Whereas, the Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G packs Snapdragon 750G SoC and 108-megapixel primary sensor.

Finally, the Poco M3 India version with model number M2010J19C is likely to be launched soon. Poco, which recently announced to operate as an independent brand globally from Xiaomi, unveiled the Poco M3 in Europe in November. Notable features of the Poco M3 include triple rear camera, Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 SoC and a 6,000mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging.


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