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Xiaomi continues to impress with back-to-back launches. After the most anticipated launch of MI 10T-Lite, the world’s 4th largest smartphone manufacturer is all set to strike back in the mid-range market with the new budget hero Redmi 9T.

Xiaomi perfectly crafted every inch of Redmi 9T in detail to create a promising user experience. Snapdragon 662, a large 6.3” display, and a super quad-camera setup it’s the perfect budget entry by Xiaomi for 2021. 

Redmi 9T: Under the Hood

SOFTWARE: A glimpse in the software section. Redmi 9T runs the Android 10 operating system included with Xiaomi’s very own MIUI 12. All the updated features of MIUI 12 are Included in the Redmi 9T and other features such as the impressive Game Turbo and Ultra Battery Saver is also available.

PROCESSOR: The Redmi 9T packs Qualcomm® Snapdragon™662. Snapdragon 662 is a mid-range ARM LTE system, on the Samsung 11nm LPP process. The small semiconductors provide better performance. The processor features an octa-core CPU. With four cores operating at 1.8GHz along with four high-performance cores operating at 2 GHz. The Snapdragon 662 features a built-in graphic card, the Adreno 610, and features an X11 LTE modem capable of supporting 390 Mbps of fast downloading along with 150 Mbps upload speed. The chip supports up to 8Gb of dual-channel LPDDR4x-3733 memory.

MEMORY: Three variants are being launched in Pakistan, two of them have 4GB LPDDR4 RAM and 64GB and 128GB of UFS 2.2 internal storage. The third model offers 6GB LPDDR4 RAM and 128 GB of UFS 2.2 internal storage. With upgraded, ram uninterrupted multitasking can be experienced. A dedicated SD card slot is also available beside the sim slots.




Redmi 9T comes with a plastic back panel with a plastic frame around it like most budget phones. The edges of the back panel are slightly curved. Despite the camera placement, which is similar to Huawei P40, the design is quite new. Viewed from the back, the wide-angle camera, main camera, and depth sensor are in order from top to bottom, while the single macro camera is on the right. The LED is located below the 2- Megapixel depth sensor. At the back panel a fair size, a Redmi sticker is printed. The back panel has a sunburst texture that avoids smudges. The Redmi 9T is available in two colors.

Colors: Twilight Blue, Carbon Grey, SUNRISE ORANGE, and OCEAN GREEN


The 3.5mm headphone jack along with the IR blaster and a secondary speaker is placed at the top panel. The left panel houses the sim tray. The fingerprint sensor that has an integrated power button along with the volume keys is placed on the right panel. The buttons are well-positioned, they can be reached without any stretch. While the bottom panel offers a Type C port for charging and a primary speaker along with the microphone. A top secondary loudspeaker combined with the bottom primary speaker provides a great stereo sound experience.

Most phones with large batteries are quite bulky. The weight is something we compromise on while getting the extra battery life. But with slight adjustments, Xiaomi was able to restrict the weight to 198g. 


A large 6000mAh lithium-ion battery is included. So far it is the biggest battery in the Redmi lineup. The phone has a fast-charging feature that supports 18W of fast charging. A 22.5 W charger is included in the box along with a USB 2.0 type C cable for charging and data transfer. The Redmi 9T offers 2.5 W of Reverse charging on-the-go.


Redmi 9T packs a large 6.53” IPS LCD touchscreen that supports a Full HD Resolution. A drop

notch for the front camera is included at the top center. The large display has 1080x2340 Pixels (~359 PPI) resolution. The max brightness of 400 nits ensures visible display even in sunny outdoors. The front glass panel is protected with Gorilla Glass 3.


Main: At the back, the quad-camera setup is placed vertically at the left side like the Huawei P40. The quad-camera includes a 48-megapixel @| f/1.79 |1/2" sensor size|1.6μm 4-in-1 Super Pixel| 0.8μm pixel size|PDAF|. The 8-megapixel Ultra-Wide-Camera @| FOV 120° | f/2.2 | along with 2-megapixel @ f/2.4 macro lens and 2-megapixel@ f/2.4 depth sensor. The camera is capable of recording amazing videos at 1080 P at 30 frames per second.

Front: The selfie camera is an 8-megapixel @| f/2.0 | 27mm wide| 1.12 nanometer|. The front is also capable of recording videos at 1080P resolution at 30 frames per second. 

With the Redmi 9T, the daylight images are superb in the class. There is a bit of noise distortion while capturing photos in the Night Mode. The ultra-wide-angle camera provides a wider field of view. The close-up photos captured from the macro lens are also well captured, the shots are quite sharp and detailed and show minimum noise when captured in broad daylight. The depth sensor creates a

nice depth of field effect in the background while keeping the main focus on the subject. The portrait photos have a natural blur with enough details. The AI mode helps in balancing and boosting the contrast and colors giving more flavors to the images. Xiaomi’s incredible AI camera technology makes the phone the best in the class.


Redmi 9T will be a great daily companion for you to surf the web and hangout on social media. With its large 6000mAh Battery, you can stream hours of videos. The Snapdragon 662 processor will also back you on some daily gaming action. The mid-range processor handles day-to-day tasks quite well. The combination of a quad-camera and a large 6.3” Display will surely satisfy the photographer within you. The Redmi 9T delivers a lot at a cheap price tag.


All Xiaomi products come with exceptional after-sales services by Smart Link Technologies, the leading Official distributor of Xiaomi in Pakistan.

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