Xiaomi Mi 9T Launch Imminent as it Passes NBTC, NCC, IMDA & EEC Certification
In February 2019, Xiaomi launched the Mi 9 Series, which included three smartphones – Mi 9, Mi 9 SE and Mi 9 Transparent Edition. Now, the company will launch another smartphone for the Mi 9 Series.
Recently, a Xiaomi device with model number M1903F10G has passed the certification from NBTC in Thailand and NCC in Taiwan. The NBTC listing reveals that the model number M1903F10G belongs to the Mi 9 series, and it will be called Xiaomi Mi 9T. NCC certification shows that the Mi 9T will support Taiwan 4G full frequency band, NFC, Bluetooth & Wi-Fi. Both the certifications didn’t reveal any other specifications.
The model number M1903F10G was also listed on the websites of the EEC (Eurasian Economic Commission) and IMDA. EEC certification revealed nothing except Mi, Redmi, and Xiaomi branding. The IMDA certification shows M1902F1G (Mi 9) and M1903F10G (Unknown Xiaomi Phone) are listed together. Also, judging from the character sequence, we can say that this Unknown Xiaomi Phone belongs to the Mi 9 series.
So, the certifications from different countries hint that the phone will launch in global markets soon. However, there has been no official word about this phone until now. Xiaomi is going to launch the Redmi K20 Series. Still, as of now, We can’t say whether the model number M1903F10G is related to the K20 series or this is a different Xiaomi phone, which may be called Poco F2 in India (Poco F1’s model number was M1805E10A). Rumors also suggest that Redmi K20 and K20 Pro may arrive globally as Xiaomi Mi 9T and Mi 9T Pro. Time will tell.
Talking about the Mi 9 series, the Xiaomi Mi 9 and Mi 9 Transparent Edition come bearing the Snapdragon 855 SoC, whereas the Mi 9 SE sports the Snapdragon 712 chipset. The Transparent Edition is the most expensive of the lot, with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage. We expect the upcoming Mi 9T will be the top variant of the Mi 9. For key specifications, we will have to wait till Tenaa certification.
Xiaomi never used the T naming scheme for the Mi Series; however, the NBTC listing suggests that the company may use T naming instead of Pro naming. So, we can expect Mi 9T ( or Mi 9 Pro) to arrive as a successor to the Mi 8 Pro.
On the famous Chinese store JD.com, the Mi 9 China price has been reduced by 50 and 100 Yuan for the 6GB/128GB variant and the 8 GB/128 GB variant, respectively. It suggests that the price cut could be Xiaomi’s way to clear out the sock of the Mi 9 before the launch of the Mi 9T.
However, the price cut was not reflected in Xiaomi’s official store, including other stores such as Suning, Tmall, etc. So, we don’t know whether it’s a decision by Xiaomi or just a promotional discount from JD.com.