Redmi 9T announced, alongside Smart Speaker and GaN charger
Xiaomi had officially announced another budget smartphone, the Redmi 9T, to kick things off for their 2021 line up. Among the highlights was the announcement of a new 65W GaN charger and Smart Speaker.
Focusing purely on value, the Redmi 9T comes in 2 variants; 4GB/64GB and 6GB/128GB. They cost RM 599 – RM 699 respectively, which is an incredible price point for anyone looking for a simple smartphone fit for daily use that’s not slow or unimpressive.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 chipset
64GB/128GB storage (up to 512GB via microSD )
6.53-inch FULL HD IPS LCD display with TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light certification
Triple rear-facing cameras
Main: 48MP f/1.8 with PDAF
Macro: 2MP f/2.4
Depth Sensor 2MP
8MP f/2.1 front facing camera
6000mAh battery with 18W charging and reverse wired charging
GaN, aka gallium nitride, is a new type of semiconductor material with high thermal efficiency and power conversion potential compared to conventional chargers. They’re lighter, smaller, and essentially build up heat a lot slower when charging. Xiaomi now has their own under their own brand name, providing 65W of charging via a single USB Type – C port. It retails for RM 119 and is now available.
Mi Smart Speaker
The Mi Smart Speaker retails for RM 209, being a speaker that’s ideal for AIoT homes thanks to Google Assistant supported with LED lights and rings to highlight notifications and commands. It has a decent 63.5mm sound driver in small, winter melon form factor. We look forward to reviewing this affordable speaker system really soon! We’re painfully curious about its sound quality from such a size and price point!