On November 24, Xiaomi will introduce the Redmi Note 9 family for the Chinese market. At least two new items will receive support for fifth-generation mobile networks. The more expensive variant will have a 108MP main camera (Samsung HM2, 1 / 1.52″), 120Hz IPS panel and Snapdragon 750G processor. The available model will receive Dimensity 800U and may appear on the international market as the Redmi Note 9T.
Xiaomi is preparing to release the Redmi Note 9T smartphone
It was under this commercial name that the smartphone with the number M2007J22G was spotted in the FCC database. The website of the American regulator states that the Redmi Note 9T will receive an NFC chip, Bluetooth / Wi-Fi wireless adapters (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz) and will work out of the box based on MIUI 12 proprietary user interface.
The smartphone also managed to appear in the database of the Indian regulatory body CEIR. At the same time, devices based on Dimensity processors in India will begin to appear only next year. Among the other parameters of the Redmi Note 9T, we note a 6.53” IPS screen, a 5000 mAh battery with 22.5-W charging; Alongside a 13 megapixel selfie module and a triple main camera with a 48-megapixel sensor main sensor.
IDC: Xiaomi dethrones Apple and becomes Top 3 in Q3 2020
With the end of the third quarter of 2020, research companies are starting to share their reports about the three-month periods that start in July and end in September. So far, we can see a great consensus about Q3 2020, it was marked by a slow recovery in the smartphone segment. The handset business suffered a great impact from the COVID-19 pandemic in Q1 and Q2. It was caused by the disruption in the supply chain and also by the lockdown policies in some countries.
During Q3 2020 the biggest part of the market resumed its operation which allowed customers to resume their smartphone purchases. Of course in a year plagued by the pandemic, customers aren’t prioritizing smartphones over essential goodies and this also impacted the segment. According to IDC, Xiaomi now has entered the top 3 of worldwide smartphone companies dethroning Apple. To our surprise, Huawei keeps its second position despite all the restrictions imposed by the US ban; but it is falling.
According to IDC Analysts, the market witnessed strong volumes between July and September in emerging markets like India, Brazil, Indonesia, and Russia. According to the research director at IDC, Nabila Popal, there was some pent-up demand for smartphones.
However, the biggest slice of this margin came from heavy promotions and special discounts. Moreover, the current situation of remote work and distance learning booster the demand for low-end smartphones in India. This move is since there are good low-end devices that are much cheaper than tablets. This expanded the segment and added pressure on companies. Now, the low-end segment is much more competitive than in the past years.