Almost two months ago, Xiaomi introduced the Redmi Note 9 series in China with two 5G phones – The Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G and the Note 9 5G alongside a third 4G-only smartphone dubbed Redmi Note 9 4G. Since these devices were completely new, we knew that it would be just a matter of time to see Xiaomi converting them to global devices. The year has just started and the company already brought the three devices to market outside of China. After the Indian release of Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G as Mi 10i, the company is bringing the other two devices to the global market today. The Redmi Note 9 4G became Redmi 9T, whereas the Redmi Note 9 5G is now dubbed Redmi Note 9T 5G.
The Redmi Note 9T 5G is basically a copy of the China version with just small changes. Without further ado, let’s dive into the specifications of the newly launched handset.
Redmi Note 9T 5G specifications
The handset flaunts a 6.53-inch 1080 IPS LCD with FHD+ resolution. It also comes with a top-left aligned punch-hole cutout housing a 13MP selfie snapper with f/2.25 aperture. The panel also has 450 nits of brightness, and unfortunately, it still brings a 60Hz refresh rate. That is a major downside for an appealing phone since 90Hz is becoming a standard in this category.
The handset also packs a Triple-Camera setup on the back. It comes with a main 48MP shooter with an f/1.8 Quad-Bayer sensor paired with two 2MP sensors. One stands for depth whereas the one comes for Macro shots. As we can see, Xiaomi has cut some corners in this phone to make it a cheap 5G phone in global markets. After all, the cheaper Redmi 9T brings an ultrawide sensor which honestly is more useful than two weak 2MP sensors.
Under the hood, the phone brings the 7nm MediaTek Dimensity 800U chipset. This chipset has been available in China for a long time and it’s finally leaving the country to overseas markets. The chipset has two ARM Cortex-A76 cores clocked at up to 2.4GHz plus six ARM Cortex-A55 cores clocked at up to 2.0GHz. The graphical tasks are ensured by a Mali-G57 MP3 GPU.
The phone is available in versions with 6GB of RAM with 64GB of storage and 6GB of RAM with 128GB of Storage. Just like its Chinese sibling, the phone also brings dual-speakers and is splash-proof. It draws power from a 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast-charging. According to Xiaomi, you can charge this battery for 3 years without degradation.
Pricing and Availability
The Redmi Note 9T 5G will come in two colorways – Daybreak Purple and Nightfall Black. It’s a very small list of colors for a Redmi phone. Users can pick the 4GB/64GB version for €199. The higher variant with 6GB/128GB retails at €249. While the prices are attractive for a 5G phone, Xiaomi states that this is a special “early bird” price. Once the promo ends, the price will rise to €229 and €269, respectively. Xiaomi will sell the Redmi Note 9T 5G from its website, Amazon, and other party retailers.