The Redmi Note series is one of Xiaomi's most successful device lines, best known for offering plenty of fancy features in an affordable package. And the next-gen Redmi Note 9T, launched on Friday, appears to be no different.
The hefty budget phone has several premium features including dual stereo speakers, a 48-megapixel main camera and a large battery (5,000 mAh), which the company says has a "multiday" lifespan. Xiaomi saved on costs by building the 9T with an LCD display and the Mediatek's midrange Dimensity 800U chipset.
Also new to the Redmi Note line (for the world outside China, at least) is 5G. Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 9 5G line earlier, but that series was only available in China. With the Redmi Note 9T line, Xiaomi is expanding that affordable 5G experience to overseas shoppers. However, it's unlikely these phones will arrive stateside, even though the company's sales are growing quickly in parts of Europe and Africa.
Redmi Note 9T comes in two variants – 4GB+64GB and 4GB+128GB. Both are now available for purchase via Xiaomi's official sales channels at an early bird price of 199 euros (converts to approximately $240, £180, AU$315) and 249 euros (converts to approximately $300, £220, AU$390).
Alongside the Redmi Note 9T, Xiaomi launched the Redmi 9T (seen in the image above). It too offers high-end features including a huge battery and fast-wired charging for a price range that's expected to be affordable. For specifics, take a look at the chart below.
Key Specs: Redmi Note 9T vs. Redmi 9T
||Redmi Note 9T||Redmi 9T|
|Display size, resolution||6.53-inch LCD, FHD Plus||6.53-inch LCD, FHD Plus|
|Camera||48-megapixel (main), 2-megapixel (macro), 2-megapixel (depth)||48-megapixel (main) 8-megapixel (ultra-wide) 2-megapixel (macro) 2-megapixel (depth)|
|Weight||199 grams||198 grams|
|Processor:||Mediatek Dimensity 800U||Snapdragon 662|
|RAM/Storage||4GB/64GB and 4GB/128GB||N/A|
|Expandable Storage||N/A||Up to 512GB|
|Battery||5,000 mAh||6,000 mAh|