It rarely happens when a manufacturer sends a smartphone to a reviewer before its official premiere and does not indicate the timing of the embargo – the date after which the review can be published. But with Redmi 9T it turned out exactly like this: Redmi sent the device for review, and it almost instantly appeared on the Web.
The video (link) quickly appeared on the Web, but just as quickly it disappeared. Redmi clearly understood their mistake and asked to delete the video before the official announcement of the smartphone. However, this did not prevent the video from spreading over the Internet. So now you can see the Redmi 9T before its official premiere.
Well, if you are too lazy to watch the video, then here are the results: Redmi 9T is, in fact, a Poco M3 variant. It has the same 6.53-inch Full HD+ screen with a waterdrop notch for the front camera, a Snapdragon 662 SoC, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of flash storage. And, most importantly, a 6000 mAh battery and no NFC. What is the difference then?
First, it has a different design. Secondly, it has four sensors instead of three. The standard Poco M3 has a 48-megapixel sensor, an 8-megapixel sensor and an ultra-wide-angle lens. Otherwise, the Redmi 9T is a Poco M3 clone.
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POCO M3 specifications
- 6.53-inch (2340 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19.5:9 LCD screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
- Octa Core Snapdragon 662 11nm Mobile Platform (Quad 2GHz Kryo 260 + Quad 1.8GHz Kryo 260 CPUs) with Adreno 610 GPU
- 4GB LPPDDR4x RAM with 64GB (UFS 2.1) / 128GB (UFS 2.2) storage, expandable memory up to 512GB with microSD
- Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)
- Android 10 with MIUI 12
- 48MP rear camera with f/1.79 aperture, LED flash, 2MP depth, 2MP 4cm macro camera with f/2.4 aperture
- 8MP front camera with f/2.05 aperture
- Side-mounted fingerprint sensor, IR sensor
- 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio, Stereo speakers
- Dimensions: 162.3×77.3×9.6mm; Weight: 198g
- Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C
- 6000mAh (Typical) / 5900mAh (minimum) battery with 18W fast charging
New certificates confirm the imminent release of Redmi 9T
The new smartphone of the Xiaomi sub-brand, Redmi, with model number M2010J19ST, has received a fresh certificate from the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission of Thailand (NBTC).
On the page of the new device in the database of the certification bureau, you can see that the smartphone will be sold in Thailand under the name Redmi 9T. Interestingly, this is not an entirely new smartphone, but rather a rebranding of the company’s existing device.
Now the smartphone has appeared in NBTC. As for the specifications, the list only confirms that the device provides LTE support.