Redmi 9T 5G global launch date teaser via Revu Philippines

Redmi Note 9T 5G phone to launch globally Jan 8

In Phones by Ramon Lopez1 Comment

Xiaomi today confirmed that the Redmi Note 9T is launching internationally soon — on January 8, specifically. This development comes following its sighting on numerous certification agencies, including Thailand’s NBTC and Germany’s TÜV Rheinland.

(Update, January 8: We know this is what you’ve been waiting for: Redmi 9T, Redmi Note 9T 5G unveiled. Prices, specs here.)

(Update, January 5: Guess what? The Redmi 9T is launching on the same day as the Redmi Note 9T 5G!)

First Redmi 9T global launch teaser Xiaomi tweeted today, January 4

And the date reveal…

The Redmi Note 9T is said to be a rebadged Redmi Note 9 5G, which launched in China back in November last year. It is expected to sport a 7nm MediaTek Dimensity 800U chipset, making it one of the most affordable, if not the cheapest 5G-capable handset in many countries.

For the Chinese market, the Redmi Note 9 5G starts at ¥1,299, or roughly P9,650 or $201 converted, for the variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. It comes in 8GB/128GB and 8GB/256GB flavors as well.

SEE ALSO: Redmi 9 now up to P1,000 ($21) less at Xiaomi Philippines stores and Redmi Note 9 series phones get permanent price cut in the Philippines

Assuming the base Redmi Note 9T is priced at around P12,000 ($250) here, it would still be the most affordable 5G phone by far in the Philippines. Curiously, a version of the Note 9T has been spotted on Geekbench with 4GB RAM. This could be an entry-level edition that costs below P10,000 ($208), which would make it an even more attractive option for users who want to enjoy 5G speeds on their devices.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 and Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G phones in China via Revu Philippines

What the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 5G Chinese version looks like

As for the MediaTek chipset powering it, the Dimensity 800U is a capable and power-efficient option that can handle most modern games at medium detail. It is very similar to the Dimensity 800 inside the OPPO Reno 4 Z 5G and many other handsets, and both share a Mali-G57 graphics chip, although the latter has more GPU cores.

Other rumored specs of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9T include a 6.53-inch FHD+ LCD running at 60Hz; triple rear cameras with a 48-megapixel main sensor; a 13-megapixel front camera; stereo speakers; and a 5,000mAh battery that supports 18-watt fast charging.

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Reviews editor: Ramon "Monch" Lopez has 12 years of professional experience creating and editing content for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. He headed the gadgets-merchandising division of one of the Philippines’ largest retail operators somewhere in between. His latest addiction is the comments section of viral Facebook posts.