Reports about an upcoming smartphone from Chinese major Xiaomi has been prevalent since a few weeks back. Dubbed the Xiaomi Mi 9T, the unannounced device is speculated to be a rebadged version of the Redmi K20/Pro that was released in China a few days ago. We have renders of the device, and Xiaomi has gone ahead to schedule a launch event for the device, though we are still not fortunate to get official confirmation if or not the device is truly a global variant of the K20 as speculated. That is, however, until now, as the supposed Xiaomi Mi 9T has now surfaced on the Geekbench site.
Although there is nowhere in the listing where it was expressly confirmed to be the K20, the mere fact it referenced “DaVinci” in the motherboard field is clear evidence that confirms we are dealing with the Redmi K20 in disguise. The Redmi K20 earlier in May made it through the same Geekbench with similar Xiaomi DaVinci moniker.
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The listing reveals it will get the octa-core chipset clocked at 1,80GHz, with 6GB RAM, and will run of Android 9.0 Pie out of the box. It has respectively scored 2,540 and 6,911 in single-core and multi-core tests of Geekbench which is still within the K20 which scored 2574 points, and 7079 points in the Single Core and multi-core test respectively.
Xiaomi will be launching the device alongside the Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro which again is a rebranded Redmi K20 Pro for markets outside of China. India is an exception, however, as there are already indications the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro will both retain their respective names in that country. Global VP and India director of Xiaomi, Manu Kumar Jain made the confirmation of social media where he revealed the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro will arrive in India, unchanged, and not as the Poco F2 as previously rumored. You can expect the launch later in July, precisely July 16.