Xiaomi has finally launched the Redmi Note 9T globally, weeks after speculations. A near carbon copy of the Redmi 9 5G launched in China in December 2020, the company's newest smartphone slots nicely in the budget-friendly segment but with features designed to shake things up in its class.
For one, the Redmi Note 9T flaunts a 6.53-inch IPS LCD panel with a cutout that houses a single front-facing shooter. However, the phone's display doesn't come with a high refresh rate, contrary to recent rumors. Still, the display sports Corning Gorilla Glass 5 while its body packs a water-repellent coating.
Around the back of the Redmi Note 9T is a clean-looking panel that is only interrupted by its circular camera module. The module houses a triple-camera setup, headlined by a 48MP wide lens with f/1.8 aperture.
The Redmi Note 9T's Quad Bayer primary camera is then accompanied by two 2MP macro and depth sensors. Inside the module is also an LED flash. The Redmi logo, alongside a "5G" marking, can also be seen right underneath.
At the core of the Redmi Note 9T is MediaTek's 7nm Dimensity 800U 5G system-on-a-chip, with a Mali-G57 MC3 GPU. The handset also boasts 4GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB of internal storage options. The 64GB variant is of UFS 2.1 variety, while the 128GB edition features a UFS 2.2 type; both versions can be expanded via the smartphone's dedicated microSD card slot.
Another highlight of the Redmi Note 9T is its massive 5,000mAh battery. Fortunately, Redmi manages to include the much-needed support for fast charging, clocking at 18W. Redmi claims that the phone can be used for up to three continuous years without significant degradation.
The Redmi Note 9T is also a powerhouse when it comes to its miscellaneous features. The phone boasts dual speakers, a 3.5mm headphone jack, NFC, Bluetooth, a side-mounted fingerprint reader, and USB Type-C.
The Redmi Note 9T, which retails in Daybreak Purple and Nightfall Black color variants, starts at EUR 229 (around PHP 13,400) for the base 4GB/64GB variant, while the 4GB/128GB version can be had for EUR 269 (around PHP 15,700).
Currently, the Redmi Note 9T is launching with an introductory price of EUR 199 (around PHP 11,600) for the base edition, while the top-tier version hasa price tag of EUR 249 (around PHP 14,500).
Xiaomi Philippines is yet to announce the Redmi Note 9T smartphone's arrival in the country.