They’re both from one company, Xiaomi. They’re both powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chip. One, however, is more expensive than the other, owing likely to the use of more premium materials and better camera sensors, among others.
Xiaomi just… how do we put this?… stole a bit of the Realme C11‘s thunder by revealing the respective price and availability of a competing budget smartphone 30 minutes ahead of Realme’s online launch.
It’s confirmed: Two Redmi budget smartphones are launching tomorrow, June 30.
Xiaomi‘s official distributor in the Philippines, Grimalkin Corporation, today announced the local pricing for the Black Shark 3 and Black Shark 3 Pro gaming smartphones.
So Grimalkin, distributor of Xiaomi products in the Philippines, has shared the brand’s product brochure for July-August 2020 this morning.
The Redmi 9 has recently launched in China, following its unveiling in Europe. The phone is now official in the Philippines as well.
So the ad that we spotted June 6th was correct, after all. Xiaomi’s Redmi 9 budget phone is indeed priced at P6,990 (around $139) for the 3GB/32GB variant and at P7,490 ($149) for the 4GB/64GB version.
The second POCO phone in the Philippines has been launched, formally signaling the return of the former Xiaomi sub-brand to the country.
Finally! The latest Xiaomi flagship phones are official in the Philippines, more than two months after they were globally launched.
Xiaomi Philippines‘ latest product catalog already confirmed that its flagship phones are coming here.