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    Wednesday, July 24, 2019

    Xiaomi Launches Mi 9T Flagship, Redmi 7A in Nigeria

    When it comes to smartphones these days, we’re always looking for the most affordable option. Looking at the current slew of smartphones we have in the market now, the one device that stood out from the crowd is the Xiaomi Mi 9T.

    Xiaomi Corporation, a Chinese electronics company announces the arrival of Mi 9T and Redmi 7A smartphone in its highly popular flagship Mi 9 family, at Ibis Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos Nigeria.
    Mi 9T features the best-in-class Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 mobile platform, offering an increase of 35% for CPU performance, and of 10% for GPU, as well as twice the AI performance, compared to its predecessor Snapdragon 710 all enabled an octa-core Kryo 470 chip processor based on the 8nm process for extreme power efficiency, along with the 4th generation AI smart engine for delivering powerful AI performance.

    The smartphone comes with the news 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 70 milliseconds, the new Mi 9 family member is able to offer an esports-level gaming experience.
    Featuring a 6.39-inch AMOLED screen without a notch, the display of Mi 9T supports Reading and Sunlight mode 2.0, low-brightness color grayscale optimization, and 256-scale eye protection technology, delivering an incredible immersive viewing experience. It has also received low-blue-light eye protection certification by Germany’s VDE Testing and Certification Institute. By adopting an elegant poop-up selfie solution, Mi 9T able to achieve a true full screen display.

    L-R: GM, Xiaomi Nigeria, Selfullah Gaya; Sale Manager, Xiaomi, Harvey Deng; Commercial Manager, Raya Distribution Nigeria Ltd, Karim Kandil and Head of Marketing, Xiaomi Nigeria, Habeeb Somoye at the launch of Xiaomi Mi 9T pop-up selfie camera in Lagos
    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.
    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.
    Offering an AI triple camera setup, Mi 9T features a main 48MP camera with a 1/2" Sony flagship IMX 582 sensor that can produce ultra-high resolution photos. For night portraits, the camera sensor supports merging four pixels to form large 1.6m pixels to capture more details in low-light conditions.

    In addition to 48MP main camera, the Mi 9T also features a 13MP ultra wide-angle lens with a 124.8-degree field of view, and an 8MP telephoto lens. The options offered by the combination of these lenses can cover 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 effects and is accompanied by one of six sounds effects. The light ring on top acts as a notification light for incoming messages and charging status. Group selfies taken with panorama features, which allows panning the 20MP selfies camera, will let you include all your friends in a single shot.

    Xiaomi Mi 9T is powered by a large 4000mAh battery and an AI energy saving mode to automatically adjust screen brightness and for activating sleep mode at night, it has power to last through a day of heavy use, supports to 18W charging.
    It offers multi-function NFC, with payment transaction speeds increased by up to 30%. It also offers superb audio quality, featuring 121 7SLS 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.

    While  Redmi 7A is an entry-level handset from Xiaomi that’s positioned below the company’s existing Redmi 7 lineup. The Redmi 7A succeeds its predecessor from 2018, the Redmi 6A which was well received by budget-conscious consumers in several countries. The Redmi 7A features a 5.45-inch HD+ IPS LCD display and comes powered by a competent, Snapdragon 439 processor as well making it a very good handset for the first time smartphone buyer on a tight budget. There's 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, and a dedicated microSD card slot. It also gets a set of good cameras (12MP Sony IMX486 on the rear, 5MP on the front) making for a nice phone to start your mobile photography journey. It is powered by a 4000mAh battery and features a microUSB port as well as a 3.5mm headphone jack.

    Both Mi 9T  and Redmi 7A is available in all Slot, Pointeck, Top Deal, Volt, Mobile Centre stores across Lagos from July 23, with two colors, Carbon Black and Glacier Blue, at a retails price of N119, 000 for 6GB + 128GB and Redmi 7A for N33,000. The Flame Red version will come later.

    Xiaomi Mi 9T Specifications
    NETWORKTechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTE
    2G bandsGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
    3G bandsHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
    4G bandsLTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300)
    SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A
    LAUNCHAnnounced 2019, June
    Status Available. Released 2019, June
    BODYDimensions 156.7 x 74.3 x 8.8 mm (6.17 x 2.93 x 0.35 in)
    Weight 191 g (6.74 oz)
    Build Front/back glass, aluminum frame
    SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
    DISPLAYType AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
    Size 6.39 inches, 100.2 cm2 (~86.1% screen-to-body ratio)
    Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)
    Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
    PLATFORMOSAndroid 9.0 (Pie); MIUI 10
    ChipsetQualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730 (8 nm)
    CPUOcta-core (2x2.2 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6x1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver)
    GPUAdreno 618
    MEMORY    Card slotNo
        Internal64/128 GB, 6 GB RAM
    MAIN CAMERA     Triple 48 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2", 0.8µm, PDAF
     8 MP, f/2.4, 53mm (telephoto), 1/4", 1.12µm, PDAF, 2x optical zoom
     13 MP, f/2.4, 12mm (ultrawide), 1/3", 1.12µm
    Features Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama
    Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/120/240fps, 1080p@960fps
    SELFIE CAMERASingle Motorized pop-up 20 MP, f/2.2, 0.8µm
    Features HDR
    Video 1080p@30fps
    SOUNDLoudspeaker  Yes
    3.5mm jack  Yes
      24-bit/192kHz audio
      Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
    COMMSWLAN  Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
    Bluetooth  5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
    NFC  Yes
    Radio  FM radio
    USB  2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
    FEATURESSensorsFingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
    BATTERY   Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
       Charging   Fast battery charging 18W
    MISC     Colors     Carbon black, Red flame, Glacier blue
         Models     M1903F10G
        SAR     1.34 W/kg (head)     1.51 W/kg (body)    
        Price     About N119,000

    Redmi 7A Specifications
    NETWORKTechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTE
    2G bandsGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
    3G bandsHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
    4G bandsLTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) - China
    LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900), 40(2300), 41(2500) - India
    SpeedHSPA, LTE-A
    LAUNCHAnnounced2019, May
    StatusAvailable. Released 2019, June
    BODYDimensions146.3 x 70.4 x 9.6 mm (5.76 x 2.77 x 0.38 in)
    Weight165 g (5.82 oz)
    SIMDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
    Splash resistant
    DISPLAYTypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
    Size5.45 inches, 76.7 cm2 (~74.4% screen-to-body ratio)
    Resolution720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~295 ppi density)
    PLATFORMOSAndroid 9.0 (Pie); MIUI 9
    ChipsetQualcomm SDM439 Snapdragon 439 (12 nm)
    CPUOcta-core (2x2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 & 6x1.45 GHz Cortex A53)
    GPUAdreno 505
    MEMORY    Card slot    microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
        Internal    32 GB, 2/3 RAM or 16 GB, 2 GB RAM
    MAIN CAMERA    Single     13 MP, f/2.2, 1.12µm, PDAF - China
         12 MP, f/2.2, 1/2.9", 1.25µm, PDAF - India
    FeaturesLED flash, HDR
    SELFIE CAMERASingle5 MP, f/2.2, 1.12µm
    3.5mm jackYes
    Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
    COMMSWLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
    Bluetooth4.2, A2DP, LE
    GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
    RadioFM Radio, built-in antenna
    USBmicroUSB 2.0
    FEATURESSensorsAccelerometer, proximity, compass
    BATTERY   Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
       Charging   Fast battery charging 10W - China only
    MISC     Colors     Matte Black, Morning blue, Matte Blue, Matte Gold
         Models     MZB7995IN, M1903C3EG, M1903C3EH, M1903C3EI
        SAR     0.74 W/kg (head)     0.79 W/kg (body)    
        Price     About N33, 000

    Xiaomi Corporation, founded in April 2010, listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on July 9, 2018 (1810.HK). Released its first smartphone in August 2011 and rapidly gained market share in China to become the country's largest smartphone company in 2014. At the start of second quarter of 2018, Xiaomi was the world's fourth-largest smartphone manufacturer, leading in both the largest market, China, and the second-largest market, India.  Xiaomi later developed a wider range of consumer electronics, including a smart home (IoT) device ecosystem, with more than 171 million smarts devices connected to its platform, excluding smartphones and laptops.
    Xiaomi, the world’s fourth-largest smartphone brand have it products present in more than 80 markets around the worlds, and have a leading foothold in many markets. As at July 22, 2019, Xiaomi Corporation made Fortune’s Global 500 list for the first time, named in the category of Internet Services and Retailing.
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