Xiaomi Teases Another Pop-Up Camera Flagship With Snapdragon 855: Are They Coming To India?
Xiaomi seems to be on fire. Before even settling the Redmi K20 series dust, the company has now teased another new flagship series with pop-up cameras. Hinted to be an addition to the previously launched Mi 9 series, the smartphones will launch in Europe first.
So, are the newly teased Xiaomi flagships coming to India?
In a way, yes.
The tipped Xiaomi flagships: Mi 9T and Mi 9T Pro are basically rebranded Redmi K20 smartphones with a different design. While it’s been confirmed that Redmi K20 series is coming to India, necessarily we don’t need the new Mi 9T smartphones under Xiaomi.
The teasers show a different design technology compared to the recently launched Redmi K20 smartphones.
So, we can safely assume that the Mi 9T devices will go to its parent brand with a fresh look on the out.
The design technology will see an upgrade, while the internals are said to remain the same. The regular Mi 9T will run on the newly unveiled Snapdragon 730, while the Mi 9T Pro will come with the Qualcomm flagship processor, Snapdragon 855.
New Xiaomi Flagship Series: Mi 9T & Mi 9T Pro
The Xiaomi global Twitter handle has already confirmed a new addition to the existing Mi 9 flagship series, the T models, similar to something as OnePlus does. These models will remain exclusive to the European markets, as of now.
Said to be named Mi 9T and Mi 9T Pro, the phones will be a part of the already released Mi 9 series.
The teaser confirms that the new Mi 9T series smartphones will come with a pop-up sensor technology front camera to offer a notch-less full-screen display along with in-display fingerprint sensors and rear triple cameras.
For India, Xiaomi has already confirmed that the Redmi K20 series is coming to the country. The company did share the basic premise, so the phones in india will come unchanged.
Are The New Redmi K20 Smartphones Mi 9T & Mi 9T Pro?
Yes, but they won’t look like the Redmi K20 series smartphones. Being two different brands now, the Mi 9T series modles won’t look anything like the newly launched Redmi K20 devices. Xiaomi has never brought in their flagships to the country, so none of the Mi 9 models will ever launch in India.
Coming back, the new Mi 9T devices will share the same design technology as the original Mi 9 series.
But in the inside, the Mi 9T smartphones will have the same internals as the Redmi K20 phones.
The Mi 9T smartphones will share the same pop-up cameras, in-display fingerprint sensors, rear triple cameras and such more, but with a different design on the out. As the rear cameras on the Mi 9T series sits on the left edge, while Redmi K20 smartphones have cameras stacked in the middle.
The regular Mi 9T will have a flat rear panel while the Mi 9T Pro will come with a curved rear panel.
Xiaomi Mi 9T & Mi 9T Pro: Specs & Features
Up front, the Mi 9T devices will have a similar display as the Redmi flagships. A panoramic full screen AMOLED display without any notch. Only Mi 9T Pro seem to have curved edges at the back. There’s no fingerprint sensor visible at the back, so the Mi 9T series devices will come with in-display fingerprint sensors.
At the back, the triple rear cameras has also been confirmed via the teaser.
Both Mi 9T and Mi 9T Pro will have a combination of a 48-megapixel primary Sony sensor (IMX 586 and IMX 582) along with a 13-megapixel ultra wide-angle lens and an 8-megapixel telephoto lens.
Up front, both the Mi 9T smartphones will have a 16-megapixel sensor sitting inside the pop-up module.
Finally coming to the chips, the regular Mi 9T could get the newly launched Snapdragon 730 chipset, while the Mi 9T Pro will have the Qualcomm flagship Snapdragon 855 chipset. Both the Mi 9T series smartphones will come with 4,000mAh batteries supporting fast charging technology.