Xiaomi launches Mi 9T in Malaysia

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Xiaomi announced the arrival of Mi 9T, the latest smartphone in its highly popular flagship Mi 9 family, in Kuala Lumpur today. Mi 9T will be available from 25th June 2019 and starts at RM 1199. The device sports the latest Qualcomm ® Snapdragon 730 Mobile Platform, a 6.39-inch Full Screen Display, a 20MP pop-up front camera and a rear 48MP triple camera setup.

“We can say with confidence that Mi 9T has set a new benchmark for smartphones in its price range. Mi 9T addition to the Mi 9 series brings key features such as a massive 4000mAh battery, true full screen display and the best-in-class Qualcomm ® Snapdragon 730 mobile platform. We are demonstrating our philosophy of bringing innovation to every Malaysian consumer at honest prices.” said Allen An, Xiaomi Country Manager of Malaysia and Singapore.

He continues, “We are also proud to announce that Malaysia is the very first market in Southeast Asia to introduce the Mi 9T. We are always thankful for the great support we have been getting from Malaysian Mi fans and customers. As a token of our appreciation, we want them to experience the Mi 9T first.”

Qualcomm ® Snapdragon 730 with an increasing CPU and GPU performance

Mi 9T features the best-in-class Qualcomm ® Snapdragon 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 Snapdragon TM 710– all enabled an octa-core Kryo 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.

The smartphone comes with the new Game Turbo 2.0 for an ultimate 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, the new Mi 9 family member is able to offer an esports-level gaming experience.

AMOLED Full Screen Display and unique curved glass back with flame design

Featuring a 6.39-inch AMOLED screen without a notch, 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. By adopting an elegant pop-up selfie solution, Mi 9T is able to achieve a true full screen display.

Mi 9T applies a nano-holographic technology to produce a unique flame design on its four-sided curved glass back. The combination of 3D-glass and extremely narrow frame gives the phone an incredibly 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.

48MP triple camera and 20MP pop-up front camera

Offering an AI triple camera setup, Mi 9T features 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. The options offered by the combination of these three lenses can cover most settings, delivering an SLR-like photography experience.

Mi 9T sports 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, which allows panning the 20MP selfie camera, will let you include all your friends in a single shot.

4000mAh large battery, NFC and Hi-Res Audio certification

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 superb 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.

Price and availability

Mi 9T will be available in two versions. Starting from 25th 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-booking from 20th June to 24th June are entitled to purchase at RM 1099 as an early bird offer. Find out more about the pre-booking here.

The 6GB+128GB version will be available on 29th 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.