It’s hard to imagine that the Redmi is already in its ninth iteration. What a journey it has been for Xiaomi. The Redmi (or Hongmi, in its homeland China) is the product series that singlehandedly catapulted Xiaomi’s phenomenal rise in the smartphone ranks; at the same time affording it with a cult-like status across the world. Redmi bears Xiaomi’s unyielding promise of delivering great products at honest prices; this is true until today. The new Redmi 9, just launched in Malaysia, encapsulates the brand’s philosophy of making technology accessible to everyone.