Redmi Note 9T 5G and Redmi 9T price specs via Revu Philippines

Redmi 9T, Redmi Note 9T 5G unveiled. Prices, specs here

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At its global launch event today, January 8, Xiaomi has taken the wraps off the first Redmi smartphones to go official in 2021, one of which is confirmed to arrive in the Philippines.

(Update, February 18: Our review of the Redmi Note 9T 5G is up!)

(Update, January 27: The Xiaomi Redmi 9T has been launched in the Philippines!)

(Update, January 19: The Redmi Note 9T 5G listings we spotted — complete with prices — indicate the affordable 5G phone is launching in the Philippines, too!)

(Update, January 12: We spotted the Xiaomi Redmi 9T’s local price ahead of its availability in the Philippines!)

The Redmi 9T and Redmi Note 9T 5G — also known as the Redmi Note 9 4G and Redmi Note 9 5G in China — have been announced for the international market. And the local unit has informed us that the more affordable 9T will be in the Philippines soon.

Redmi 9T

Available in Sunrise Orange, Carbon Gray, Ocean Green, and Twilight Blue color variants, the Redmi 9T wants to “disrupt the entry-level smartphone segment with exceptional performance and multi-day battery life.” Xiaomi itself calls it its latest entry-level king. It could be. Globally, the device starts at €159 (around P9,375 or $195) and should be cheaper in regions outside Europe. Here’s the list of prices:

  • 4GB/64GB: €159 (P9,375 or $195)
  • 4GB/64GB NFC: €169 (P9,965 or $207)
  • 4GB/128GB: €189 (P11,144 or $232)
  • 4GB/128GB NFC: €199 (P11,734 or $244)

For that pricing, you get a 48-megapixel quad camera on the back, a new movie-frame feature that makes pictures look more cinematic without editing, and a new time-lapse function that offers various speed and duration values for shooting.

Redmi 9T price and specs via Revu Philippines

The 4 color variants of the Redmi 9T. The regular models will be available in some markets starting January 9 while those with NFC will be released in early February

The Redmi 9T boasts a big battery — one that’s rated at 6,000mAh and supports 18-watt fast charging — so you won’t have to keep reaching for the 22.5-watt charger that it ships with.

The smartphone is also equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 chip, a 6.53- FHD+ Dot Drop screen protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3, an 8-megapixel selfie camera, a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, and Android 10 layered with MIUI 12. See its full specs below.

  • 6.53-inch LCD display, 2,400 x 1,080 resolution, 60Hz refresh rate
  • 11nm octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor
  • Adreno 610 GPU
  • 64GB/128GB UFS 2.1 storage (UFS 2.2 for 128GB variant)
  • Quad 48-megapixel, f/1.8 (main), 8-megapixel (ultra-wide), 2-megapixel, f/2.4 (depth), 2-megapixel, f/2.4 (macro) rear cameras
  • 8-megapixel, f/2.0 front camera
  • Fingerprint reader (side-mounted)
  • 6,000mAh battery with 18-watt USB-C charging
  • MIUI 12 based on Android 10
  • Color options: Carbon Gray, Twilight Blue, Sunrise Orange, and Ocean Green

Redmi Note 9T 5G

This is the first Redmi Note 5G phone of Xiaomi, making the fifth-generation mobile network more accessible to the masses. The price is set at €229 (P13,500 or $281) for the model with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage and at €269 (P15,857 or $329) for the version with 128GB storage. And early-bird pricing is even more jaw-dropping. Look.

Redmi Note 9T 5G price and specs via Revu Philippines

Regular and early-bird pricing of the Redmi Note 9T 5G. The 5G phone will go on sale beginning January 11 in some markets

Again, European pricing is usually higher than in other regions, so the handset should be even more budget-friendly in other locations. Take note that in the Philippines, the cheapest 5G phone is the OnePlus Nord N10 5G, which is selling for P14,990 ($312).

So hopefully, Xiaomi is going to bring it here, too. After all, local telecommunication companies Globe Telecom and Smart Communications are aggressively rolling out 5G across the country. We’ve even tested the Samsung Galaxy A42 5G, which is the same mobile that Xiaomi compares its unit with.

The Redmi Note 9T 5G is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 800U chip, a capable and power-efficient option that can handle most modern games at medium detail and one that is similar to the Dimensity 800 inside smartphones like the OPPO Reno 4 Z 5G, which we’ve also reviewed.

Other specs include a 6.53-inch punch-hole, 90Hz screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 5; a 48-megapixel triple rear camera; a 13-megapixel front-facing shooter; a side-mounted fingerprint reader; a 5,000mAh battery with support for 18 watts of quick charging; and Android 10-based MIUI 12. The Redmi Note 9T 5G likewise gets dual speakers, one of the first to have the feature in the series. For easier checking, see the phone’s complete specs below.

  • 6.53-inch LCD display, 2,400 x 1,080 resolution, 90Hz refresh rate
  • Octa-core 7nm MediaTek Dimensity 800U processor with 5G
  • Mali-G57 GPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB/128GB storage
  • Triple 48-megapixel (main), 2-megapixel (depth), 2-megapixel (macro) rear cameras
  • 13-megapixel front camera
  • Fingerprint reader (side-mounted)
  • Dual speakers
  • 5,000mAh battery with 18-watt USB-C charging
  • MIUI 12 based on Android 10
  • Color options: Daybreak Purple, Nightfall Black

Video: Redmi 9T and Redmi Note 9T global launch, in case you missed the livestream

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Editor-in-chief: Alora Uy Guerrero has 22 years of experience as an editor for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. She took time off journalism to manage OPPO’s digital-marketing campaigns. When not busy with her babies, she’s working on Revü, a passion project — or probably traveling or obsessing over her favorite bands, movies, TV shows, and basketball teams.