For the longest time the Pocophone F1 was the king of the flagship killers. Debuting quietly last year, it was a disruptive device by Xiaomi that turned heads due to its design and low price. This year, Xiaomi is looking to shake up the market once again with the new Mi 9T.
Now if that name sounds distinctly familiar, it is likely because it goes by a different name, the Redmi K20, which went official in China back in May. So yes, it is essentially the same phone but has been re-branded for the international market.
With a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 processor, this phone falls within the mid-range segment. But at the very least it has a notch-less screen which should satisfy notch haters out there. This is in large due to the inclusion of a fancy pop-up selfie camera that snaps 20-Megapixel photos with some assistance of an AI.
Impressively, it has a 6.39-inch full HD AMOLED display, which should be great for consuming content on the go.
You also get a triple camera set up on the back. The set up should be the same as the Mi 9 SE with a primary Sony 48-Megapixel camera being the star of the show, supported by an ultra wide-angle camera and telephoto camera.
Apart from that it has a 4,000 mAh battery that should be more than sufficient to see you through a full day of use. As an added bonus, it still retains a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Xiaomi looks to be really aggressive again with the Mi 9T as it is hitting at a very affordable price point, with prices starting at RM1, 199 for the 6GB + 64GB and RM1,399 for the 6GB + 128GB variant.
Early birds who pre-order from today until 24 June will be able to snag the phone at just RM1,099.
In terms of availability, Mi fans won’t have to wait long as the Mi 9T (6GB + 64GB) model is set to go on sale starting June 25 on Lazada. The higher end 6GB + 128GB model is only set to be sold on June 29 at Authorised Mi Stores.