Redmi 9 Activ – price and specs 2022

 Xiaomi has set out on yet another quest to bring quality smartphones to your doorstep. The new and affordable Redmi 9 Activ, released in India on the 24th of September 2021, appears as a nice offshoot or a variant to the vanilla Redmi 9. This smartphone comes packed with several features, such as 13-megapixel dual rear cameras, and is powered by an Helio G35 chipset. It will be offered in the colours Carbon Black, Coral Green and Metallic Purple.

Key specifications of Redmi 9 Activ

Price:Roughly N55,000
Battery Capacity:5000mAh
OS:Android 10
Display:6.53 inches (720 x 1600) (16.59cm)
Resolution:720 x 1600 Pixels
Processor:MediaTek Helio G35
Front Camera:5MP
Rear Camera:13MP+2MP

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The Redmi 9 Activ comes with epic features like proprietary fast charging, a 6.53-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels and a 20:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone measures 164.90 x 77.07 x 9.00mm (height by width by thickness) and weighs 196 grams.

The 9 Activ also comes with the connectivity options of Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, Bluetooth v5.00, Infrared, Fm Radio, USB Type-C, 3G and 4G. The sensors also include fingerprint sensor, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor and accelerometer.


     The rear camera of the Redmi 9 Activ is loaded with a 13-megapixel primary camera which holds an aperture of f/2.2, and a 2-megapixel camera which holds an f/2.4 aperture. This can guarantee you a good camera quality and better overall photo and video experience. Better yet, the rear camera also has an autofocus setup. The Redmi 9 Activ has a single front camera setup for single or group selfies, which features a 5-megapixel sensor with an f/2.2 aperture and a 1.12-micron pixel size. The rear camera srtup is also equipped with a single-tone LED flash and supports awesome features including AI Beautify 5.0 and AI Scene detection. The inclusion of these two feature enables the phone camera to immediately identify a scene and adjust its settings accordingly to obtain a perfect shot and nice pictures without the need to make manual changes.



     The Redmi 9 Activ has 64GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded using a microSD card (which can carry up to 512GB worth of memory) with a slot manufactured just for it. The Redmi 9 Activ also stands as a dual SIM mobile that accepts only Nano-SIM cards. This dual-SIM (Nano) Redmi 9 Activ runs on Android-based MIUI 12. The smartphone also comes in a 6GB + 128GB (eMMC 5.1) storage option with just a small increase in price. 

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Design and Display

Redmi 9 Activ - Design and Display

     The Redmi 9 Activ seems to feature similar designs to that of the Redmi 9. However, the colour options (Carbon Black, Coral Green and Metallic Purple) are different. The device has a square camera module on the rear which also has an LED flash. On the front, it has a dew-drop (Hazel-less water drop) notch display.

The Redmi 9 Activ also has a 3.5mm audio jack feature, an IR blaster and a fingerprint scanner. Redmi 9 Activ weighs 194 grams and has the thickness of 9mm. It has a brightness level of 400 nits and a capacitive, multi-touch touchscreen. It has a refresh rate of 60Hz, and gives 720 x 1600 pixels resolution, providing you with a pixel density of 269 PPI.

The 20:9 aspect ratio also ensures a larger viewing area, with a screen to body ratio of 81%. The phone also has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor support for face unlock (It supports face ID). Other features of the phone include headphone jack and infrared.

Processor Specification

The Redmi 9 Activ features a 6.53-inch (16.59cm) IPS LCD display with an aspect ratio of 20.9, the device being powered by an octa-core MediaTek’s Helio G35 SoC. It also comes with Hyper Game technology. This new MediaTek Helio G35 supports dual camera photography that is backed by a hardware depth engine for high-quality photos  and stunning effects.

Battery Life

     Redmi 9 Activ is fully powered with an impressive battery capacity of 5000mAh, and this supports charging via microUSB port. For connectivity, the phone is loaded with features like Wi-Fi, 4G VoLTE, OTG, USB, Bluetooth 5.0, and GPS with GLONASS. The 5000 mAh battery capacity has the ability to stream videos for up to 30 hours, and this battery capacity can power the phone for up to 50 hours. This ensures a better smartphone experience at a cheaper, affordable rate.

Price and Availability

     Although the Redmi 9 Activ has just recently been released, it is estimated to hold the price of about 135 US Dollars (roughly 55,000 in Naira). This makes it more affordable and worth the price. The phone has currently been launched majorly in India, but is likely to be available for purchase in several other countries soon.

NigeriaN53000 – N61500
India9499 – 10999 rupees
United States$129 – $149
GhanaGH¢777 – GH¢900
South AfricaR 1927 – R 2231

Full specifications of the Redmi 9 Activ


Launch Date24th September, 2021
Operating SystemAndroid v10
Dimensions164.90 x 77.07 x 9.00
Weight (g)194.00
Fast ChargingProprietary
ColoursCarbon Black, Coral Green, Metallic Purple


ChipsetMediaTek Helio G35
CPUOcta Core, 2.3 GHz, Cortex A53
Architecture64 Bit


Rear Camera13mp + 2mp
Rear AutofocusYes
Rear FlashYes
Front Camera5mp


Display TypeIPS LCD
Screen to Body Ratio81.03%
Screen Size6.53
Bezel-less DisplayYes, with water drop notch
Resolution720×1600 pixels
Aspect Ratio20.9
Pixel Density269 PPI
Brightness400 nits


Processor MakeMediaTek Helio G35
Internal Storage (ROM)64GB
Storage TypeeMMC 5.1

Network & Connectivity

SIM Slot(s)Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
SIM SizeNano & Nano
Network Support4G, 3G, 2G
SIM 14G bands, 3G bands, 2G bands, GPRS, EDGE
SIM 24G bands, 3G bands, 2G bands, GPRS, EDGE
WiFiYes, Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
USB ConnectivityMass storage device, USB charging, microUSB 2.0


Capacity5000 mAh
USB Type-CNo

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