Clarification Announcement

Xiaomi Introduces Latest Mid-Range and Entry-Level Kings: Redmi Note 9T and Redmi 9T

Beijing, CHINA, January 8, 2021 –– Global technology leader Xiaomi today announced the addition of two new Redmi smartphones: Redmi Note 9T and Redmi 9T. The first-ever 5G smartphone in the Redmi Note series, Redmi Note 9T offers affordability and dual 5G SIM capability. The new kings of mid-range and entry-level, Redmi Note 9T and Redmi 9T were designed to deliver the exceptional performance and multi-day battery life that users crave without compromising on photography capabilities and overall design.

Redmi Note 9T

Advanced processor, monumental 5G performance

Powered by MediaTek’s 5G-capable Dimensity 800U SoC, Redmi Note 9T is up to 100% faster than previous generations1. Along with its integrated modem, Redmi Note 9T boasts tremendous power efficiency with its octa-core processor and 7nm process technology.
Featuring 5G-connectivity on two SIM cards simultaneously — a first in the Redmi Note series — Redmi Note 9T is a productivity beast. With 4×4 MIMO technology and antenna diversity, Redmi Note 9T brings faster, more reliable connections — even in congested conditions. 

Capture stellar content with Redmi Note 9T’s 48MP camera

Flaunting a 48MP triple rear-camera with a 2MP depth sensor and 2MP macro lens, Redmi Note 9T makes even novice users feel like professional photographers. Its large ½-inch sensor and flagship-level ISP architecture allow for improved image quality and faster processing, while its creativity tools — such as Night, Pro + RAW, HDR and Portrait mode — let users capture the perfect shot, no matter the circumstances.

Brilliant design, durable build 

Purposefully designed, Redmi Note 9T was crafted for a stylish look and feel with its 6.53” FHD+ DotDisplay front and Unibody 3D curved back. Its textured polycarbonate back offers improved grip and resistance from fingerprints, and its Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 safeguards against costly damage from accidental falls and drops. 
Widevine L1 and TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light certified, Redmi Note 9T was built to handle hours of HD content streaming without the annoying eye strain. With its convenient side fingerprint sensor, Redmi Note 9T can unlock seamlessly. 
Redmi Note 9T is available in two captivating color variants — Nightfall Black and Daybreak Purple — that’ll never go out of style.

Optimum performance with high-capacity battery

Packing a punch with its 5,000mAh (typ) battery and advanced, high-efficiency processor technology, Redmi Note 9T dispels battery anxiety and provides a perfect blend of performance and power efficiency for the 5G era. Redmi Note 9T offers 18W fast charging and comes with an in-box 22.5W charger. Better yet, its high charge cycle battery technology means that users can experience almost three years of daily use without significant battery capacity degradation2.

Redmi 9T

Develop cinematic photos, spend less time editing

Redmi 9T is a photography powerhouse with its 48MP AI quad rear-camera. The device’s 8MP ultra-wide angle camera accommodates large group photos and wide landscape shots without cropping, while its 2MP macro lens and 2MP depth sensor enable stunning close-up shots with professional-level bokeh. Redmi 9T is also equipped with a new movie frame feature that gives photos a more cinematic look and feel without editing. It also sports a new time-lapse feature which offers various speed and duration values for shooting so users can capture creative time-lapse photos without tapping a DSLR or other professional camera. 

Performance shines through with powerful chipset and high-capacity battery

Despite its lightweight design, Redmi 9T packs a punch with its 6,000mAh (typ) battery and Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 662 chipset. Combined with its 11nm energy-efficient processor, Redmi 9T delivers higher performance with less heat production and lower power consumption than previous generations. Moreover, MIUI battery saving mode and reverse wired charging capabilities help maximize all-day, and even multi-day usage. 
Like Redmi Note 9T, Redmi 9T comes with 18W fast charging and an in-box 22.5W charger. 

Durability and comfort join forces for a superior entry-level smartphone experience

Redmi 9T features a modern and minimalistic design with its rounded corners and an anti-fingerprint textured back. Its 6.53” FHD+ Dot Drop display with Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 offers a crisp and clear viewing experience and strong protection against cracks and scratches. 
Redmi 9T also comes with Widevine L1 and TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light certifications for a more enjoyable viewing experience. The device is available in four delightful color variants: Carbon Gray, Twilight Blue, Sunrise Orange, and Ocean Green.

More to love with expandable storage

Complete with Dual SIM and microSD expandable storage, Redmi 9T offers expandable storage of up to 512GB so users can keep their favorite apps, games, photos and videos all on one device. Infrared blaster support would come in handy on your Redmi 9T. 
Redmi Note 9T comes in two variants – 4GB+64GB and 4GB+128GB. Both will be available for purchase via Xiaomi’s official sales channels starting Jan 11 at an early bird price of EUR 199 and EUR 249 respectively.

4GB+64GB: Recommended retail price at EUR 229.

4GB+128GB: Recommended retail price at EUR 269.

Redmi 9T comes in three variants – 4GB+64GB, 4GB+128GB and 6GB+128GB. All will be available for purchase via Xiaomi’s official sales channels starting Jan 9, prices start at EUR 159, EUR 189 and EUR 199 respectively.

Redmi Note 9T and Redmi 9T quick specs: 

Redmi Note 9TRedmi 9T
Display6.53” FHD+ DotDisplay
19.5:9 2340×1080
60Hz refresh rate
450 nits (typ) brightness
Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5
TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light Certification
Color gamut: NTSC 84% (typ)
Sunlight mode
Reading mode
6.53″ FHD+ Dot Drop Display
19.5:9 2340×1080
400nit (typ) brightness
Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light certification
L1 Widevine
Sunlight mode
Color temperature adjustment
Standard mode
Reading mode 2.0
ColorNightfall Black, Daybreak Purple
Carbon Gray, Twilight Blue, Sunrise Orange, Ocean Green
BodyUnibody polycarbonate backAnti-fingerprint textured back
Dimension161.96mm x 77.25mm x 9.05mm, 199g162.3mm x 77.3mm x 9.6mm, 198g
PerformanceMediaTek Dimensity 800U
Octa-core CPU
Up to 2.4GHz
7nm manufacturing process
New-generation Mali-G57 GPU
Qualcomm®️ Snapdragon™ 662
CPU: Qualcomm®️ Kryo™ 260
Octa-core CPU
Up to 2.0GHz
11nm manufacturing process
GPU: Qualcomm® Adreno™ 610 GPU
3rd gen Qualcomm® AI Engine
StorageLPDDR4X RAM
4GB+64GB: UFS 2.1 storage; 4GB+128GB: UFS 2.2 storage with Host Performance Booster
Up to 256GB microSD card support
LPDDR4X RAM
RAM: 4/6GB Storage: 64GB/128GB
UFS 2.1/2.2 storage (UFS 2.2 on 128GB only)
MicroSD expandable storage up to 512GB
Rear camera48MP main camera:
1/2” sensor size, 1.6μm 4-in-1 Super Pixel
f/1.79, 6P lens, AF

2MP depth sensor:
1.75µm pixel size, f/2.4

2MP macro camera:
1.75µm pixel size, f/2.4, FF

LED flash
48MP main camera:
1/2” sensor size, 1.6μm 4-in-1 Super Pixel
f/1.79, 6P lens, AF

8MP ultra-wide angle camera:
FOV 120°, f/2.2

2MP depth sensor:
f/2.4, FF

2MP macro camera:
f/2.4, FF
Front camera13MP in-display front camera
1.12μm pixel size, f/2.25, 5P lens
8MP front camera
1.12μm pixel size, f/2.05, 4P lens
ConnectivityDual SIM, dual 5G standby
Supports 4×4 MIMO
Multi-functional NFC
IR blaster
USB Type-C
3.5mm headphone jack
Dual SIM + dedicated MicroSD
Multi-functional NFC
IR blaster
3.5mm headphone jack
Bluetooth 5.0
FM radio
USB Type-C
UnlockSide-mounted fingerprint sensor
AI Face Unlock
Charging5,000mAh (typ) high charge cycle battery
18W fast charge
22.5W in-box charger
6,000mAh (typ) high charge cycle battery
18W fast charge
22.5W in-box charger
Support reverse wired charging3
AudioDual speakersDual speakers
Hi-Res Audio certification
MotorZ-axis linear vibration motorVibration Motor
SystemMIUI 12 based on Android 10
Storage variants4GB+64GB
4GB+128GB
4GB+64GB
4GB+128GB
6GB+128GB

Two more things for extended IoT experience at home

Along with the stunning smartphone offerings, Xiaomi also introduced two new IoT devices for extended smart experience at home – Mi Smart Clock and Mi 360° Home Security Camera 2K Pro.
Wrapped in a compact and minimalist design, Mi Smart Clock blends beautifully into any room in the home. Its 3.97’’ full-color touchscreen can display time, weather, calendar, and even function as a digital photo frame. With a special sunrise alarm mode, Mi Smart Clock can gradually increase the display brightness as well as alarm sound when the alarm goes off, easing the user out of sleep. And with in-built Google Assistant and Chromecast4, Mi Smart Clock acts as the home’s AIoT control and entertainment hub, enabling voice control of different Mi smart devices, such as streaming video from security cameras, or casting immense volume of music and entertainment from users’ smartphones.

The all-new Mi 360° Home Security Camera 2K Pro sports a 3MP camera that can reach a 2304×1296 resolution for clear images. The camera’s  f/1.4 large aperture, 6P lens, and highly sensitive image sensor ensures detailed and bright color images even in low-light conditions. It also adopts next generation AI human detection algorithm to detect human silhouettes and keep users informed via automated messages. With dual microphones and active noise cancellation technology, Mi 360° Security Camera 2K Pro supports crisp two-way communication. It also offers privacy mode so users can prompt the camera to swivel inwards through simple setup on their Mi Home app. The device also supports hands-free voice control via Google Assistant4 and Amazon Alexa.5

Mi Smart Clock and Mi 360° Home Security Camera 2K Pro will be available for purchase at recommended retail price of EUR 49.99 and EUR 59.99 respectively. 

For product images please refer to Redmi Note 9T, Redmi 9T, Mi Smart Clock, Mi 360° Home Security Camera 2K Pro.

1Previous generation refers to Redmi Note 8. Tested in Xiaomi Internal Labs, using the latest Antutu version available during respective device launches.

2Based on internal testing by Xiaomi Internal Labs. Actual lifespan will vary based on usage conditions and patterns.

3No reverse wired charging cable included in the box.

4Google and Chromecast built-in are trademarks of Google LLC. Google Assistant is not available in certain languages and countries.

5Function will be available via future OTA. 

5G connectivity will vary based on region and local operator capabilities.

Pricing and availability may vary between markets.

About Xiaomi Corporation

Xiaomi Corporation was founded in April 2010 and listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on July 9, 2018 (1810.HK). Xiaomi is an internet company with smartphones and smart hardware connected by an Internet of Things (IoT) platform at its core. 

With an equal emphasis on innovation and quality, Xiaomi continuously pursues high-quality user experience and operational efficiency. The company relentlessly builds amazing products with honest prices to let everyone in the world enjoy a better life through innovative technology. 

Xiaomi is currently the world’s third-largest smartphone brand and has established the world’s leading consumer AIoT (AI+IoT) platform with 289.5 million smart devices connected to its platform, excluding smartphones and laptops. Xiaomi products are present in more than 90 markets around the world. In August 2020, the company made the Fortune Global 500 list for the second time, ranking 422nd, up 46 places compared to the previous year. Xiaomi also ranked 7th among internet companies on the list. 

Xiaomi is a constituent of the Hang Seng Index, Hang Seng China Enterprises Index and Hang Seng TECH Index. 

For more information about Xiaomi as a company, please visit https://blog.mi.com/en/.

New survey finds 70% of consumers improved home during COVID-19, more than half used smart devices

Smart home solutions are helping consumers adapt to more time at home during pandemic.

New York, N.Y. January 5, 2021 A new study released today by Xiaomi, a global leader in smart devices, found that since March 2020, 70% of consumers have reported making changes in their living environment due to spending more time at home during the pandemic, and more than half (51%) have reported purchasing at least one smart device during that period.

Stay-at-home orders changed the very notion of how people interact and live in their homes, driving people to reconfigure their physical space to meet new functional requirements, including working and learning at home, creating at-home gyms, or finding new ways to relax and enjoy themselves.

The survey found that 3 out of 5 respondents said that since their leisure and work environments have become one, it has become harder to carve out personal space to relax and find joy at home. Of those, 63% purchased smart home devices, 82% adapted a room for working from home during COVID, and 79% reconfigured at least one room.

“Smart living has always been about reimagining and optimizing physical space to solve problems and adapt to new realities through the use of technology, and we’ve seen this adoption accelerate in 2020,” said Daniel Desjarlais, Global Product Marketing Manager, Xiaomi. “Connected homes, automated systems, and new technology are helping people create ecosystems within their homes to solve new challenges presented by increased time at home, whether it’s adapting or creating new uses for old spaces, such as office space or classrooms, or just creating a more streamlined home that is easier to manage and control.”

Key survey findings include:

  • People had to adapt existing spaces to serve new purposes, particularly younger generations: Makeshift spacing arrangements were widespread across all age groups, with nearly two-thirds (66%) of all respondents saying that they had to use makeshift spacing arrangements in response to staying home more during the pandemic. This was particularly pronounced among Gen Z and Millennials — 91% of Gen Z consumers and 80% of Millennials indicated this was something they were forced to do. 
  • Smart home device purchases were on solution: On average, consumers bought two new smart devices since March in response to being home more during the pandemic, with Gen Z consumers buying an average of three. Smart devices can help to streamline a space and provide solutions for problems generated by more time at home, such as the need to carve out specific work or study space. Regardless of devices purchased, there is an overwhelming consensus among consumers (82%) that there are significant advantages to a home with smart devices.
  • For many, these makeshift solutions may end up being permanent. 60% of consumers say they plan to continue using their home for activities typically performed elsewhere, even after a COVID-19 vaccine is widely available. If stay-at-home orders go into effect again in 2021, nearly 2 in 5 (39%) of consumers have reported that they want to upgrade their devices and 41% will adapt a room. Moving into 2021, the adoption and integration of smart home technology will be a prevailing trend in home improvement as consumers look to smart devices as part of their long-term solutions.

Increased time at home during COVID-19 drove significant changes and desires for how people lived in, interacted with, and designed their homes, and smart home ecosystems provided a solution for the unprecedented changes of 2020. Smart devices can inspire consumers to see new uses for their space: such as creating at-home movie theaters with smart projectors, access to a plethora of streamed content, smart speakers, and more; or, creating a specified workspace with increased connectivity, automated lighting, and upgrading existing tech to smart solutions. Smart ecosystems also help consumers automate daily tasks, improving productivity, efficiency, and the home overall; such as automated cleaning schedules with air purifiers, smart appliances, or robot vacuums. Smart home devices can have a lasting impact on how we interact with the space around us, beyond 2020 and 2021, providing upgrades and impetus for long-term benefits. 

Xiaomi’s unique business model prioritizes innovation and has helped the company lead the industry with the most diverse smart device product portfolio whose products work together seamlessly in a connected ecosystem with smartphones at the center. As of September 30, 2020, the number of users with five or more devices connected to Xiaomi’s AIoT platform reached 5.6 million. Much of Xiaomi’s growth is coming from overseas markets, including expansion into Western markets. The newest product to be readily available for U.S. consumers is Mi Air Purifier 3H, which will go on sale starting January 14, 2021, manufacturer suggested retail price of $249.99.  

For more information on Xiaomi and their smart home ecosystem, visit mi.com.

Research Methodology

The Xiaomi Survey was conducted by Wakefield Research (www.wakefieldresearch.com) among 1,000 nationally representative U.S. adults ages 18+, between December 11th and December 16th, 2020, using an email invitation and an online survey. 

About Xiaomi

Xiaomi Corporation was founded in April 2010 and listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on July 9, 2018 (1810.HK). Xiaomi is an internet company with smartphones and smart hardware connected by an Internet of Things (IoT) platform at its core.

With an equal emphasis on innovation and quality, Xiaomi continuously pursues high-quality user experience and operational efficiency. The company relentlessly builds amazing products with honest prices to let everyone in the world enjoy a better life through innovative technology.

Xiaomi is currently the world’s third-largest smartphone brand and has established the world’s leading consumer AIoT (AI+IoT) platform with 289.5 million smart devices connected to its platform, excluding smartphones and laptops. Xiaomi products are present in more than 90 markets around the world. In August 2020, the company made the Fortune Global 500 list for the second time, ranking 422nd, up 46 places compared to the previous year. Xiaomi also ranked 7th among internet companies on the list.

Xiaomi is a constituent of the Hang Seng Index, Hang Seng China Enterprises Index and Hang Seng TECH Index.

For more information about Xiaomi as a company, please visit https://blog.mi.com/en/