Mi 9T Pro is the new addition to Mi 9 line. The flagship Mi 9 and mid-range Mi 9 SE were announced in February. As Xiaomi, the Mi 9 is offering some high-end specs that include Snapdragon 855 with an affordable price of £499 and €449.
The Mi 9T is simply a completely different phone. It is having a slower Snapdragon 730 processor with a notch less display, a pop-up selfie camera, and all-new design. Note that, if you are paying attention to Indian phone launching in the previous month, then Redmi K20 and K20 Pro announced. You can say that the Mi 9T is a rebranded Redmi K20.
In the fall with the £399 Mi 9T Pro is a rebranded Redmi K20 Pro. Now, you might be wondering why Xiaomi did not put the phone out earlier in the year but Europeans should not sleep. It is even more flagship as compared to the Mi 9 with a low price.
$399 Flagship – Mi 9T Pro
The Mi 9T Pro’s spec sheet is pretty standard if you are using the following Chinese phones. But this thing will drop into an AT&T store and it would be as high-end as anything else. The spec list includes Snapdragon 855 processor, 4,000mAh battery, in-display fingerprint sensor, pop-up selfie camera, notchless 6.4-inch OLED screen, and triple-rear cameras including a 48-megapixel primary unit alongside telephoto and ultrawide lenses. You can say that it is OnePlus 7 Pro without the high refresh rate screen, so it is starting at £399 instead of £699.
Wondering, what makes the Mi 9T Pro different as compared to Xiaomi’s other high-spec-low-cost phones just like the 300 Pocophone F1 released last year. You must note that there are lots of neat flourishes here starting from the tiny circle in the pop-up camera module that will light up when phone is charging to the way the holographic rear panel shines in response to the surroundings.
Phone Price Sparked Controversy in India
Mi 9 is a sleeker device in a few ways. It has all the few flagship features with wireless charging and a better haptic engine. It is also very noticeably thinner and it does have a smaller battery and omits the headphone jack. Xiaomi’s Mi 9T Pro is a more balanced, capable phone for majority of the people with a cheap price tag.
The phone’s pricesparked some controversy in India when it was released as the K20 Pro. Many Indian tech followers often are having knowledge about phone specs and its is very keen to get the best value possible when disappointed in the K20 Pro’s 27,999-rupee ($395) price point after expecting something more in line with the Pocophone F1.
Xiaomi has now justified the price with the help of an open letter to Indian fans pointing out that it features don’t come cheap. But remembering that it is a Pocophone precedent, those who prioritize price-performance over everything else won’t have been satisfied.
In Europe, this is arguably the best-value flagship-class phone around the world and I do call this a flagship-class phone. It will probably be a big deal in the less competitive US market as well, if Xiaomi had ever figured out how to sell the phones there. If you are looking to buy a phone at this price point, then this is a better option.
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