The Xiaomi Redmi K20 was a budget flagship device without a price that kills. At just 400-ish for the top spec-ed model, it is indeed a bargain. Alas, unless you are in China, you probably won’t be able to get your hands on one. Well, that’s until Xiaomi Mi 9T comes along. Xiaomi Mi 9T is essentially the Redmi K20, sporting the identical specs and even the same colorways.
Key features include 6.39-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, 8 nm process Qualcomm Snapdragon 730+ Mobile Platform, a AI rear triple-camera setup comprising of a 48 MP “4-in-1 Super Pixel” camera, an 8 MP telephoto camera with 2x optical zoom and a 13 MP ultra wide-angle camera (124.8 degrees), a 20 MP pop-up selfie camera, fast in-screen fingerprint sensor, a 4,000 mAh battery with 18W fast charge, multi-function NFC and supports for Netflix HD and HDR contents.
In addition, the Xiaomi Mi 9T also touts dual turbo acceleration through Mi Turbo “for less system lagging” and Game Turbo 2.0 to give your mobile gaming a boost in sensitive and responsiveness. A little more about the front facing camera… it promised to pop up smoothly, accompanied by custom sound effect of your choosing and it is protected against drop by quick retraction when a drop is detected. Moreover, it will automatically retract when it senses it is being pressed on.
Finally, Xiaomi claims that the pop-up mechanism has been tested to last 300,000 pop ups. It is worthy to mention that the display comes with Sunlight mode 2.0 for better outdoor screen visibility, as well as VDE low blue light to protect user from harmful blue light.
Other noteworthy mentions include 6 GB RAM, up to 128 GB storage, MIUI 10 UI, multi-color always-on display with support for dark mode, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, dual SIM support, WiFi, supports Bluetooth 5.0 and Qualcomm TrueWireless Stereo Plus, supports Google Pay, high amplitude ultra-linear speaker, large 0.9cc sound cavity design, and a 3.5 mm headphone jack that supports HiFi sound and HiRes Audio.
Though the Xiaomi Mi 9T Android Smartphone is official now (since last week, I believe), its availability and pricing remains yet to be disclosed.