Xiaomi Redmi 9 was recently unveiled in Spain and it is still gearing up for launching it in China. The exact date is yet not confirmed but it will soon be announced. It packs with a bunch of good specs like MediaTek Helio G80, Quad-Camera setup, Quick Charge 3.0, etc. If you are here, then you probably want to install the Google camera on your Redmi 9.
Google Camera is just a normal camera app with simple UI but some of the useful features. These features you won’t find in any mid-range device normally. Meanwhile, the Google Camera runs on powerful software API which works perfectly and offers stunning image and video quality. The majority of the users find it useful whether in daylight or night condition than the device stock camera. It has a nice simple user interface, on-screen modes/options, and settings as well.
In this guide, you can now install the Google Camera on Redmi 9 without any hurdle. What we share here is the ported GCam app from the original Google Pixel device. This version is compatible with other device models as well. Thanks to some of the creative and hard-working developers such as Arnova8G2, BSG, and Urnyx05 who’re trying hard to make ported GCam APK files to most of the devices out there. Before that let’s find out What’s new in Redmi 9.
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Redmi 9 Specifications: Overview
Redmi 9 features a 6.53-inch full-HD+ display with 1,080 x 2,340 pixels resolution. it’s a waterdrop style notch, a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and a 394ppi pixel density. The phone has 400nits brightness and comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 to guard it against scratches.
The phone is powered by a MediaTek Helio G80 octa-core 2 GHz SoC, paired with Mali-G52 GPU and up to 4 GB of RAM. The Redmi 9 supports AI Face Unlock, alongside a rear fingerprint sensor for security and straightforward access. Sensors included are distance sensor, vibration motor, ambient light sensor, accelerometer, and electronic compass. It runs on an Android-based company’s proprietary MIUI.
In the camera department, the Xiaomi Redmi 9 on the rear packs a 13-megapixel primary camera with an f/2.2 aperture; a second 8-megapixel camera with an f/2.2 aperture; a 3rd 5-megapixel camera with an f/2.4 aperture and a fourth 2-megapixel camera. It sports an 8-megapixel camera on the front for selfies, with an f/2.0 aperture.
It has a 5,020mAh battery with 18W Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging support. The smartphone ships with a 10W charger inside the box. The phone is out there in 32 GB and 64 GB of internal storage options which are expandable via a fanatical MicroSD card slot.
Connectivity options included on the phone are Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, FM Radio, Bluetooth v5, NFC, GPS, AGPS, 3.5mm audio jack, USB Type-C port, and infrared sensor. The dual-sim smartphone supports nano-sim and 4G Volte connectivity.
Google Camera Port for Redmi 9
The Google Camera features HDR, HDR+, HDR+ enhanced, RAW, ZSL, Flash, AR Stickers, Night Sight, Portrait mode, etc. It also offers Super Res Zoom, AR Emojis, Google Lens, TimeLapse, Slow-Motion, Image Stabilization, Photosphere, and more. While the video recording also comes out clear and sharp as compared to the other stock camera apps.
Here we have mentioned the list of features/modes which are working and not working on Google Camera ported beta app for Redmi 9. The issues/bugs may be fixed in the future.
Steps to install Google Camera on Redmi 9
The Google Camera APK file installation process is as simple as installing any other third-party APK file. You don’t have to root your device for this.
- Download the GCam APK file from the download link above and tap on it.
- Make sure that the Unknown Sources option is enabled on your device. In order to this, go to the device Settings menu > Security/Privacy > enable it. [If already enabled, skip to the installation]
- It will launch the package installer and tap on the Install button.
- Once the installation is done, open, and use it.
Still, if the camera app doesn’t work, then enable the Camera2api by using build.prop
I hope this guide will help you a lot and you have now successfully installed the Google Camera ported app on your Redmi 9 handset. In case, if you’re facing any trouble, feel free to write down in the comments below.