[Tech & Gadgets]
Xiaomi launched the new Mi 9T – the latest smartphone in its highly popular flagship Mi 9 family, on 20 June 2019 at the EQ Kuala Lumpur. The Mi 9T will be available from 25 June 2019 priced from RM 1199. The device sports the latest QualcommTM 730 Mobile Platform, a 6.39-inch Full Screen Display, a 20MP pop-up front Snapdragon camera and a rear 48MP triple camera setup.
The smartphone comes with a SnapdragonTM 730 mobile platform, offering an increase of 35 percent for CPU performance, and of 10 percent for GPU, as well as twice the AI performance, compared to its predecessor SnapdragonTM 710– all enabled an octa-core KryoTM 470 chip processor based on the 8nm process for extreme power efficiency, along with the 4th generation AI smart engine for delivering powerful AI performance.
There’s also the new Game Turbo 2.0 for enhanced gaming experience by optimizing touch response, display, sound quality, network and in-game calls. Touch response rate goes up to 180Hz, while click and touch response times are reduced to about 70 milliseconds.
Featuring a 6.39-inch AMOLED notchless screen, the display of Mi 9T supports Reading and Sunlight mode 2.0, low-brightness color grayscale optimization, and 256-scale eye protection technology, delivering an incredible immersive viewing experience. It has also received low-blue-light eye protection certification by Germany’s VDE Testing and Certification Institute.
The Mi 9T applies a nano-holographic technology to produce a unique flame design on its four-sided curved glass back. Xiaomi claims that the combination of 3D-glass and extremely narrow frame gives the phone a comfortable hand-feel.
The device is equipped with the 7th-generation in-screen fingerprint technology. The dual optimization of hardware and software significantly improves the fingerprint recognition rate and speed.
The Mi 9T features an AI triple camera setup that includes a main 48MP camera with a 1/2″ Sony flagship IMX 582 sensor that can produce ultra-high resolution photos. For night portraits, the camera sensor supports merging four pixels to form large 1.6μm pixels to capture more details in low-light conditions.
In addition to the 48MP main camera, the Mi 9T also features a 13MP ultra wide-angle lens with a 124.8 degree field of view, and an 8MP telephoto lens. On the front is a 20MP pop-up front-facing camera with a sapphire glass cover. When the front camera is raised, it will display lighting effects and is accompanied by one of six sound effects.
The light ring on top acts as a notification light for incoming messages and charging status. Group selfies taken with the panorama feature allows the user to get more persons into the photo by panning the 20MP selfie camera.
Featuring a large 4000mAh battery and an AI energy saving mode to automatically adjust screen brightness and for activating sleep mode at night, Mi 9T has power to last through a day of heavy use. Mi 9T supports up to 18W charging.
Mi 9T offers multi-function NFC, with payment transaction speeds increased by up to 30 percent. It also offers improved audio quality, featuring 1217SLS speakers and Smart PA as well as a 0.9cc large sound chamber for powerful playback. The device retains a 3.5mm headphone jack, and has received Hi-Res Audio certification.
Mi 9T will be available in two versions. Starting from 25 June 2019, The 6GB+64GB version will retail for RM 1199 and will be available exclusively on Lazada. As an exclusive online deal with Lazada, customers who pre-book from 20 June to 24 June 2019 are entitled to purchase the phone at RM 1099
The 6GB+128GB version will be available on 29 June 2019 and will retail for RM 1399. The 6GB+128GB version will be available exclusively at Mi stores.
Mi 9T will be available in Carbon Black, Glacier Blue and Flame Red for both versions.
Photo credits: Xiaomi Malaysia