Xiaomi Mi 9T Global Launch Officially Set for the 12th of June, could be Rebranded Redmi K20


Xiaomi has announced through its global Twitter account that it will be launching the Mi 9T smartphone on the 12th of June. As the tweet comes from the brand’s global Twitter account, it is safe to assume that this will be a global launch event. And most likely, the brand could, later on, launch the smartphone in particular countries with separate launch events for those markets.

Recent leaks and rumors suggest that the Mi 9T is basically the rebranded Redmi K20 for global markets, especially for European countries. That being said, in a few countries including India, the Redmi K20 could launch with its original name. Most people might know that the Redmi K20 launched in China alongside the Redmi K20 Pro a few days back. The Redmi K20 is a lower mid-range smartphone that packs great hardware for its price. Speaking of hardware, let us quickly have a look at what the Redmi K20 has to offer.

Redmi K20 (Mi 9T) Specifications

The Redmi K20 features a completely bezel-less and a completely notch-less 6.39-inch AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution. To make the display notch-free, Xiaomi has put the front-facing camera in a motorized pop-up front-facing camera. The display has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, and the screen features HDR as well.

The smartphone comes powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 SoC. This chipset has two Kryo 470 cores clocked at 2.2GHz, six Kryo cores clocked at 1.8GHz, and Adreno 618 GPU. In China, the smartphone comes in three configurations – 6GB RAM + 64GB storage, 6GB RAM + 128GB storage, and 8GB RAM + 256GB storage. The Redmi K20 could launch in the same configurations globally. The smartphone runs on Android 9 Pie operating system, and it has MIUI 10 customization over it.

In terms of imaging, the Redmi K20 has a 48MP + 8MP + 13MP triple-camera at the rear, and a 20MP camera at the front. Among the three rear cameras, the 48MP sensor is the primary snapper, the 8MP sensor is a telephoto unit with 2x optical zoom, and the 13MP sensor is an ultrawide unit. The rear camera setup can record 4K videos. The front-facing camera, as I said earlier, sits in a motorized pop-up mechanism.

The Redmi K20 features a 4000mAh battery supporting 18W Quick Charge 4+ fast charging. The smartphone comes with USB Type-C port, 3.5mm audio jack, dual-SIM with dual-VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi ac, and Bluetooth v5.0. In the Chinese market, the Redmi K20 is available in three color variants – Carbon Black, Flame Red, and Glacier Blue.