What has ostensibly become the latest Smartphone in the Nigerian market today; has finally been announced by Xiaomi Nigeria and is known as Mi 9T in its highly popular flagship.

In an exclusive launch of the product in Lagos on Wednesday, Mr. Habeeb Somoye, Head of marketing said Mi 9T is now available starting at N119, 000 adding that the devices sports the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 Mobile Platform, a 6.39-inch Full Screen Display, a 20MP pop-up front camera and a rear 48MP triple camera setup.

According to him, “The Smartphone comes with the new Game Turbo 2.0 for an ultimate gaming experience by optimizing touch response, display, sound quality, network and in-game calls. Touch response rate goes up to 180Hz, while click and touch response times are reduced to about 70milliseconds, the new Mi 9 family member is able to offer an esports level gaming experience.”

Mi 9T applies a nano-holographic technology to produce a unique flame design on its four-sided curved glass back. The combination of 3D-glass and extremely narrow frame gives the phone an incredibly comfortable hand-feel, he further disclosed.

Continuing, he said, “The device is equipped with the 7th-generation in-screen fingerprint technology. The dual optimization of hardware and software significantly improves the fingerprints recognition rate and speed.

48MP triple camera and 20MP pop-up front camera
Offering an A1 triple setup, Mi 9T features a main 48MP camera with 1/2” Sony flagship IMX582 sensor that can produce ultra-high resolution photos. For night portraits, the camera sensor supports merging four pixels to from large 1.6um pixels to capture more details in low-light conditions.”

In addition to the 48MP main camera, Mr. Somoye said, the Mi 9T also features a 13MP ultra wide-angle lens with a 124.8 degree field of view, and a 8MP telephoto lens. The options offered by the combination of these three lenses can over most settings, delivering an SLR-like photography experience.

Mi 9T sports a 20Mp pop-up front-facing camera with a sapphire glass cover. When the front camera is raised, it will display lighting effect and is accompanied by one of six sound effects. The light ring on top acts as a notification light for incoming messages and charging status. Group selfies taken with the panorama feature, which allows panning the 20MP selfie camera, will let you include all your friends in a single shot.

400mAh large battery, NFC and Hi-Res Audio certification
Featuring a large 4000mAh battery and an A1 energy saving mode to automatically adjust screen brightness and for activating sleeping mode at night, Mi 9T has power to last through a day of heavy use. Mi 9T supports up to 18W charging.

Mi 9T offers multi-function NFC, with payment transaction speeds increased by up to 30percent. It is also offers superb audio quality, featuring 1217SLS speakers and smart PA as well as a 0.9cc large sound chamber for powerful playback. The device retains a 3.5mm headphone jack, and has received Hi-Res Audio certification.

In an exclusive chat with the General Manager, Xiaomi Nigeria Corporation, Mr. Selfullah Gaya, he told New Sentinel Online News Media that the Company 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 IoT platform at its core.

With the version of being friends with its users and being the “coolest company” in the hearts of its users, Xiaomi is committed to continuous innovation, with an unwavering focus on quality and efficiency. The company relentlessly builds amazing products with honest prices to let everyone in the world enjoy a better life through innovative technology, he said.

Mr. Gaya further disclosed that Xiaomi is currently the world’s fourth-largest smartphone brand, and has established the world’s largest consumer IoT platform, with more than 171million smart devices connected to its platform, excluding smartphones and laptops. Currently, Xiaomi products are present in more than 80markets around the world, and have a leading foothold in many markets.

• Picture shows L-R: Selfullah Gaya, General Manager, Xiaomi Nigeria; Harvey Deng, Sales Manager, Xiaomi; Karim Kandil, Commercial Manager, Raya Distribution Nigeria Limited, and Habeeb Somoye, Head of marketing, Xiaomi Nigeria, at the launch of Xiaomi Mi 9T pop-up selfie Camera in Lagos on Wednesday.


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