Xiaomi has finally announced the Xiaomi Mi 9T following multiple leaks and rumors. The Mi 9T is the follow up to the regular Xiaomi Mi 9 and Mi 9 SE, though in real sense it is the same Redmi K20 that was launched in China a while ago, we say so because the Xiaomi Mi 9T is rebranded Redmi K20 for the European market.
The Xiaomi Mi 9T is an upper mid-range phone offering an all–screen design achieved using a pop-up selfie camera housing (20MP) instead of the screen notch seen in most contemporary mid-range devices. On the flip side, there is a striking glass design fitted with a triple rear camera combination – a 48MP main sensor (IMX582), 13MP ultra-wide shooter, and 8MP 2x telephoto snapper. There isn’t any fingerprint scanner in place, instead, the device gets the in-display fingerprint option.
The Xiaomi Mi9T is fronted by a 6.39″ Super AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels, and under the hood is the upper mid-range Snapdragon 730 chipset coupled with 6GB to 8GB of RAM, 64GB to 256GB of fixed storage. Compared to the Mi 9 with a 3,300mAh battery, the XiaomiMi 9T gets a 4,000mAh battery with 18-watt charging.
The device retains the 3.5mm port, supports NFC, Game Turbo 2.0 support, USB-C, dual-nano SIM capabilities, and will boot Android 9 Pie with MIUI 10.
Xiaomi Mi 9T Pricing in Europe
Speaking of pricing, the Mi 9T pricing for the EU is way higher than the Chinese pricing. While you can get the Redmi K20 with 6GB/64GB, and 6GB/128GB in China at an equivalent of ~$289 and ~$304 respectively, the corresponding Xiaomi Mi9T version in Europe starts at 299 euros (~$339)- 6GB/64GB variant, and 399 euros (~$452). It is expected to go on sale in Europe via Amazon and the Xiaomi website from June 17. The Spanish Mi eStore has only listed the 6GB/64GB variant of the device. Interestingly, the same version is listed on Amazon at about $700.