Redmi 9C 2

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Today both Realme and Xiaomi released new affordable phones based on the new Mediatek Helio G35 chipset.

The two brands seem to be working in unison with their release cycles and partnership with Mediatek this past year.

Both phones launched at the same price in the same country, with similar specs all around. Even the design looks similar. The naming convention isn’t that far apart either, the Realme C11 and Redmi 9C

But there are a few minor differences

Mediatek Helio G35 Chipset, Ram and Storage

As stated, they both use the brand new Mediatek Helio G35 chipset. It is a low-end option with eight Arm Coretex A53 CPU cores combined with Mali-G31 GPU with no other specifics mentioned about it.

The Helio G range is gaming orientated, and Relame has been advertising it as this in their marketing materials. They claim it scores 109,054 in Antutu.

Both phones launch with a base spec of 2GB RAM and 32GB storage, but Realme will have a 4GB/32GB option too.

Display and Design

Realme C11 in Mint Green and Pepper Grey

The Realme official has a 6.5 inch IPS display running at 1560×720 while the Xiaomi is supposed to be 6.53inches running at 1600×720. I am not entirely sure if there will be any different.

The design of the phones looks eerily similar too, both have a notch, and both use a square-shaped camera on the rear. From what I can tell, the Xiaomi has its 3.5mm headphone jack on the top, while Realme has theirs on the bottom.

You will be glad to know they at least use different colours. The Redmi has at least a bright orange option, while Realme are sticking with grey and that matcha green they have been using a lot recently.

Redmi 9c


The Xiaomi is a little better with a 13MP triple camera, they have not revealed details about the secondary lenses, but we can assume one will be a 2MP depth sensory like the Realme with it being highly likely that the 5MP lens will be macro.

The Realme has just two lenses with a 13MP primary lens and 2MP depth sensor.

They then both have an identical 5MP front facing camera.


As for the battery, you guessed it, identical. They are both massive at 5000 mAh 

Price and Availability

And then for price, they have done it again. Same launch price, same date, but different launch website.

The Redmi 9C is RM429 for 2GB/32GB and will be available in Malaysia on the 7th of July at Lazada 

The Realme C11  is RM429 for 2GB/32GB and will be available in Malaysia on the 7th of July at Shoppe 

Realme C11 vs Xiaomi Redmi 9C Specification Comparison Table

Realme C11Xiaomi Redmi 9C
SIMDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Weather-sealed ports & loudspeaker
TypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colorsIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size6.5 inches, 102.0 cm26.53 inches, 102.9 cm2
Resolution720 x 1560 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~270 ppi density)720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~269 ppi density)
OSAndroid 10, realme UI 1.0Android 10, MIUI 12
ChipsetMediaTek Helio G35MediaTek Helio G35
CPUOcta-core 2.3 GHz Cortex-A53
Card slotmicroSDXC (dedicated slot)microSDXC (dedicated slot)
Internal32GB 2GB RAM64GB 3GB RAM
eMMC 5.1
Modules13 MP, (wide), PDAF13 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/3.1", 1.12µm, PDAF
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)5 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
FeaturesLED flash, HDR, panoramaLED flash, HDR, panorama
Modules5 MP, f/2.4, 27mm (wide), 1/5", 1.12µm5 MP
FeaturesHDR, panoramaHDR
3.5mm jackYesYes
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspotWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX5.0, A2DP, LE
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDSYes, with A-GPS
Infrared portNoYes
RadioFM radio
USBmicroUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
SensorsAccelerometer, proximity, compassFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity
BatteryNon-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh batteryNon-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery
ChargingCharging 10W
ColorsBlue, RedBlue, other colors

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