Xiaomi’s Redmi unveiled the Redmi Note 9 series lineup including Redmi Note 9 4G last month in China. The company launched a slightly modified a slightly modifies quad-rear camera version of it as Redmi 9 Power in India. Now, Xiaomi is gearing up to launch it globally as Redmi 9T. We heard about Redmi 9T moniker soon after Redmi Note 9 4G China launch. Also, the smartphone recently appeared on NBTC and Indonesia Telecom hinting towards imminent launch. Now, Xiaomi Malaysia has started teasing the launch of an upcoming smartphone, which should be Redmi 9T.
Xiaomi Malaysia has not revealed the launch date or product name, but it is running a contest on social media channel in which the company is giving away 10 units of the New Redmi XX smartphone. The contest banner confirms that the rear camera setup of the upcoming Redmi smartphone will be exactly the same as the Redmi 9 Power. Also, a couple of unboxing videos of the upcoming Redmi 9T went live yesterday, but are now taken down. Though, screengrabs from those videos are still available on the web. Take a look at these images,
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These live images also confirm the speculations that Xiaomi is rebranding Redmi 9 Power as Redmi 9T for the global markets. Redmi 9T will be the fourth smartphone with similar features and specifications. There is already POCO M3, Redmi Note 9 4G (Chinese variant), and Redmi 9 Power (in India) that have pack almost the same internals with a couple of difference in the camera department. To learn about the differences between these four devices, you can head over to our previous coverage.
Redmi 9T should offer a 6.53-inch FHD+ LCD display with a water-drop notch. Under-the-hood, it should pack an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, similar to Redmi 9 Power. Coming to the optics, the Redmi 9T is confirmed to offer a quad-rear camera setup. On the battery front, we should see a 6,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging support. The device should offer a USB Type-C port for charging and data transfers.
You can head over to our Redmi 9 Power coverage to check out all the specifications and features in detail. What do you think of a brand launching 3-4 different smartphones with similar specifications and features? Are you able to recall any such instance? Do let us know in the comments below.