As much as I like Xiaomi's phones, I am not going to buy the Chinese manufacturers phones from now!
while I was waiting for the Redmi Note 9, I get to see this news! The redmi 9 series would be a great addition to the entry-level segment
this is quite an affordable range of Redmi products with mediatek's soon to be launched gaming processors in the G series
Redmi 9A have price equal to redmi 8a
Redmi 9 is another good smartphone with mediatek helio g70 processor. Would be interesting at low price.
I see a new mediatek chipset Helio G35 mention here.. a new gaming chipset ??
The price will be increase due to 1GB ram more than 8A. I should get a 8A before 9A launching. It just RM299 (70 USD) or less after deducted with vouchers.
Xiaomi seems to be migrating almost exclusively to Mediatek. Gee, I wonder why?
Anonymous, 01 Jun 2020A40 1 year older model you can say is compact. 149mm isnt exactly compact in any standards Come on, dude. Survival for the fittest. I respect your opinion and needs. But what to do if smartphone manufacturers simply have no desire to make any? I used to have a phone weighing only 121 gram with a screen size of 4.3 inches. I directly updated to a 200 gram phone with a 6.5" screen. I really had a tough time adopting it. But I had no better choice.
Another phone from Xiaomi.
By the end of year Xiaomi is going to have 100+ phones released along with 100+ renames for different markets.
Okay, skipping yet another Redmi since the 4X.
Helio G35 & G25 could be running 8 x A55 cores with different frequencies. Interesting.
Anonymous, 01 Jun 2020Market is only full of 6 to 7 inch phones. Majority people have these big phones cause they do... moreGoogle Pixel 3a/4a
iPhone 11 Pro
These are you best choices. But I agree, I don't know who wants these "mobile TV's" manufacturers are calling smart phones.
I refuse to buy a phone over 6"
IpsDisplay, 02 Jun 2020Your logic makes no sense whatsoever and it falls apart miserably
Not sure if you don't und... moreYou are right in saying people WERE given the option of compact phones. But they aren't anymore. OEMs are releasing phones like flowers releasing pollen during spring. In those hordes of 100s where is the choice if every phone is between 6.4-6.8 inches?
Besides, the advent of glass for the back and the largeness are making phones heavier than they need to be. You should speak to doctors about the increasing occurrences of carpel tunnel thanks to putting so much strain on the wrist. And all doctors will recommend you to not use phones for long periods. But with so much done on phones, these days, that's not easy to adhere to. Instead a light compact phone wouldn't lead to such issues.
And there have been countless instances in history where the majority thought of something -- slavery, caste-ism, racism, patriarchy, and even the fact that the earth was flat -- as right and true. That doesn't mean it is. Nor does it not leave room for a differing opinion. I don't mean to equate something as serious as racism with something as trivial as phone sizes. But my point is only to state that a norm doesn't necessarily mean it is unquestionably the right thing and should continue.
It's great that there are so many phones to cater to people who want large, heavy devices. But it's impossible that there is no market for smaller, lighter devices.
Thank you for the debate, though. Stay healthy and safe.
Redmi 9 Helio G70, looks like Redmi 4X Prime reborn... will be?
Essen, 02 Jun 2020Completely agree. There are some compact phones like the Samsung M01 and Nokia 1 or 2 and some... moreYour logic makes no sense whatsoever and it falls apart miserably
Not sure if you don't understand where smartphones are coming from
People literally laughed at samsung when they introduced the phablet category of large phones..
What this means is people were ALREADY given the option of compact phones with powerful specs where were you???..
The irony here is the people didn't know they wanted BIG PHONES then they accepted it
Is it so hard to understand that it was the consumers and not the OEMs that pushed that preferred large phones
The last 8+ years was ONLY compact phones
seriously, what the point of redmi series if the size is big as redmi 'note' series? make it under 6" or just around 6.1". My previous phones are redmi 1s and redmi 3s. Evnthough i am now on 6.4" phone, i still love the smaller factor of redmi phone.
Anonymous, 02 Jun 2020I would ask you the same. Earth have over 7 billion or maybe even over 8 billion people living... moreLet's have some respect for context
Being physically surrounded by 100 people is a lot of persons
Having 100 subscribers is considered having a little
Hope you see where I'm going here....
7 billion people right you do know that if 1 billion people are interested in small phones they are a minority right?
1billion by itself is alot but it is a tiny group Vs the entire world
And again I keep repeating myself about minority and yet still your reply.. makes It sounds like I said everyone wants big phones
Anonymous, 01 Jun 2020Market is only full of 6 to 7 inch phones. Majority people have these big phones cause they do... moreCompletely agree. There are some compact phones like the Samsung M01 and Nokia 1 or 2 and some others. But they have ridiculous specs and not even basics like a fingerprint scanner. So nobody is going to by those. It's ridiculous for OEMs to put out a negligible amount of compact phones, spec them poorly, and say nobody buys them. Put out decent specs, make them available everywhere around the globe and then let's see.
Samsung had the A20e, A40 and the S10e, which are somewhat compact. But the A20e had a TFT screen, the A40 was only available in Europe and that too limited numbers, the S10e was an expensive flagship that again was barely available globally.
As for media consumption, personally I can't fathom watching anything on a 5, 6 or 7 inch screen for greater than 5 minutes. I know people who try that and live with a headache the following day. You need at least 9 if not 10 inches to watch videos.
And while growing sizes is a problem, the bigger worry is growing weight. All phones are above 220gms. Soon they will all be weighing quarter kilo. Shouldn't phones be compact, light, easy to hold, easy to carry, or large cumbersome devices that give you eye strain, headaches, aching wrists and carpel tunnel?
Like Henry Ford and Steve Jobs said, people don't know what they want unless you give it to them. In this case, that unfortunately true. Let's see OEMs give decent compact phones.
And to people who say 6.7 inches is normal and that's what everybody wants, well, if we lived in a world where everybody wanted the same thing, there would be peace, prosperity and happiness all around. We all know that's not the case...