Xiaomi unveils the Redmi Note 9T with 5G support and the entry-level Redmi 9T

After teasing its next-generation mid-range device four days ago, Xiaomi today announced the Redmi Note 9T with support for 5G, the first in the Redmi Note series. Alongside the new phone, the company has introduced its new entry-level device, the Redmi 9T.

The Note 9T is powered by MediaTek’s 7nm-based octa-core Dimensity 800U SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM. It comes with either a 64GB or 128GB internal storage that's expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card slot.

It has a unibody polycarbonate back and sports a 6.53-inch FHD+ Dot display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 60Hz refresh rate. Its screen has a punch-hole cutout housing the 13MP in-display camera. The Note 9T also features Corning's Gorilla Glass 5 screen protection and it still has a 3.5mm headphone jack.

On its back, there's a triple camera setup comprising a 48MP main sensor, 2MP depth sensor, and a 2MP macro shooter alongside an LED flash. In addition, the rear camera's design looks similar to that of the Poco X3.

The Note 9T packs a 5,000mAh battery with support for 18W fast charge, with a 22.5W charger inside the box. Its other features include a multi-functional NFC, side-mounted fingerprint sensor, and an AI Face Unlock system.

Meanwhile, the Redmi 9T has the same display size and resolution as the Note 9T, but only with a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 screen protection and Dot Drop design. It also has a textured back that can prevent fingerprint smudges.

The entry-level device is powered by Qualcomm's 11nm-based Snapdragon 662 SoC. Unlike the mid-range model, the Redmi 9T has up to 6GB of RAM and either a 64GB or 128GB storage. Its storage also has more room for expansion, up to 512GB with a microSD card.

And unlike the Note 9T, the entry-level variant has a quad-camera setup on its back consisting of a 48MP main sensor, 8MP ultra-wide camera, 2MP depth sensor, and a 2MP macro shooter. Its front camera has an 8MP sensor. Additionally, the handset packs a bigger battery at 6,000mAh with 18W fast charge. It comes with a 22.5W in-box charger and supports reverse wired charging.

The Note 9T comes in Nightfall Black and Daybreak Purple color variants while the Redmi 9T has Carbon Gray, Twilight Blue, Sunrise Orange, and Ocean Green color options. The mid-range device will be available to purchase on January 11, priced at €229 for the 4GB/64GB model and €269 for the 4GB/128GB variant. Xiaomi is offering an early bird discount of €30 and €20 for both models. The Redmi 9T will be up for grabs on January 9 for €159, €189, and €199 depending on the memory configuration.

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