Xiaomi’s Redmi launched the Redmi Note 9 series in China a couple of days back. Out of the three smartphones that are unveiled under the Redmi Note 9 series in China, the cheapest – Redmi Note 9 4G shares a lot in common with the POCO M3. To recall, POCO M3 was launched earlier this week at an event in Europe. Now, the famous leakster and Twitter user, Sudhanshu has claimed that Redmi Note 9 4G will launch with a different name in the global markets. Sudhanshu has reasons to believe that the smartphone will launch as Redmi 9T globally.
Basically 3 phones with same hw specs, but with diff. cameras & design. Making the most out of 1 phone.
48MP + 2MP Macro + 2MP Depth
Redmi Note 9 4G:
48MP + 8MP Ultra-Wide + 2MP Depth
48MP + 8MP Ultra-Wide + 2MP Depth + 2MP Macrohttps://t.co/rPOucUnrFo
— Sudhanshu (@Sudhanshu1414) November 27, 2020
Redmi Note 9 4G will launch as Redmi 9T in Global Markets!
Based on the information obtained from FCC database, Sudhanshu claims that Redmi Note 9 4G will launch as Redmi 9T in global markets. As per the FCC listing, an upcoming Redmi device with model number M2010J19SG will share a lot in common with a POCO device with model number M2010J19CG. To those unaware, POCO M3 carries model number M2010J19CG.
FCC database has also revealed that M2010J19SG will pack an additional 8MP ultra-wide-angle shooter compared to the POCO M3. The position of the LED flash on the Redmi device will also be different compared to the POCO M3, as revealed in FCC listing.
This is not the first time when Xiaomi is releasing multiple models that differ only a little from each other. We have seen the same earlier with Redmi 9C, Redmi 9 Indian Variant, and POCO C3. The aforementioned three devices differ from each other in terms of cameras and fingerprint sensor.
Redmi Note 9 4G and POCO M3: Prices
(approx Rs. 11,020)
(approx Rs. 12,500)
Redmi Note 9 4G
(approx Rs. 11,240)
(approx Rs. 12,360)
(approx Rs. 14,600)
Redmi Note 9 4G (Redmi 9T): Specifications and Features
Redmi Note 9 4G packs a 6.53-inch FHD+ LCD display with 2340×1080 pixel resolution and 400 nits brightness. The smartphone features a water-drop notch and comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Under-the-hood, it packs an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 662, which is built on an 11nm fabrication process. While the graphics duties are handled by integrated Adreno 610 GPU. The smartphone packs up to 8GB LPDDR4X RAM, 128GB onboard storage which can further be expanded with the help of a dedicated micro-SD card slot.
Coming to the optics, the Redmi Note 9 4G features a 48MP triple-rear camera setup. The primary 48MP sensor on the smartphone gets accompanied by an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture and 118° field-of-view. The smartphone also packs a 2MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture. Redmi 9T is said to feature a 48MP quad-rear camera setup with an additional 2MP macro lens. For the selfies, the smartphone offers an 8MP shooter with f/2.0 aperture.
On the battery front, the smartphone offers a 6,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging support. The device features a USB Type-C port for charging and data transfers. Redmi Note 9 4G boots Android 10 based MIUI 12 for now, but we hope that Redmi 9T launches with Android 11 out-of-the-box. The fingerprint sensor on the device is embedded in the power button which can be found on the right side. The smartphone offers a 3.5mm audio jack, stereo speaker setup, and an IR blaster. For the connectivity, there is Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.0, and GPS on the device. It weighs just a little under 200grams and the dimensions are 162.26×77.28×9.6mm. What do you think of Redmi Note 9 4G being rebranded as Redmi 9T in global markets? Do let us know in the comments below.