Wondering how much Xiaomi’s new budget phone will be sold here for? Well, the Redmi 9T price in the Philippines was revealed today. As we expected, it slots just under the Php 7K price point. As a higher-end version of the Redmi 9, the Redmi 9T gets upgrades that include a larger 6000mAh battery with 18w charging, Snapdragon 662 processor with 4GB RAM and 64GB/128GB internal storage, and niceties like Widevine L1 certification and stereo speakers.
While it uses the same 6.53-inch Full HD+ display with a dewdrop notch housing a 8-megapixel selfie snapper, the Redmi 9T’s quad-rear camera setup gets a higher-resolution 48-megapixel f/1.8 main camera. Other camera modules include a 2-megapixel macro camera and a 2-megapixel depth sensor to pad out the featurelist.
The phone only comes in two colors in the Philippines unfortunately: Carbon Gray and Twilight Blue.
Given the silent permanent price cut on the POCO M3, the Redmi 9T is priced at Php 6,990 for the 64GB model and Php 7,990 for the 128GB model. Both versions will be available on Xiaomi Philippines’ official Lazada and Shopee stores starting January 29.
As for promo offerings, the 64GB model will get a Php 500 price cut for the first 24 hours of sale, while those purchasing via Authorized Mi Stores and resellers will get exclusive freebies.
The Redmi 9T is set to do battle with a number of key players in the market as it’ll be facing Lenovo’s recently-launched K12 Note in the Philippines, as well as realme’s budget gaming phone, the Narzo 20. Both phones are formidable foes as they both have relatively high-performance processors, big screens, decent cameras and more importantly, budget price tags. Curiously it’ll also be competing with POCO’s own M3, which means that Xiaomi may potentially be cannibalizing its own market, which necessitated the earlier price cut.