Following the launch of the Xiaomi Redmi K20, there has been growing confusion about international availability and product names.
For some bizarre reason, Xiaomi doesn't like to keep the same product name between regions and there have been rumours that the phone will launch as the Xiaomi Mi 9T in the EU and Russia while being called Pocophone F2 in India.
Xiaomi has confirmed the Mi 9T is coming, and they are playing it out like it is some completely different phone.
Here's the answer! Mi 9T is coming soon! Guess what T stands for? pic.twitter.com/0mY2N7lnSx— Xiaomi #5GIsHere (@Xiaomi) May 30, 2019
However, some leaked retail boxes of the Mi 9T have shown up on China’s Weibo while a Dubai based tech review has shown the phone off with its protective sleeve still on.
The retail box also shows the device will come in a Carbon Black variant and will have 6GB RAM and 64GB storage, perhaps on the base variant.
The removable screen guard that Xiaomi phones usually ship with gives the key specs to include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 processor. The device also has a 6.39-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with an in-screen fingerprint sensor. There is a 48MP AI triple camera at the rear and a 20MP pop-up selfie shooter. The Mi 9T also crams a 4000mAh battery under its hood and ships with an 18W fast charger.
These two leaks confirm key specifications and the design of the phone, both of which are identical to the Redmi K20.
It is possible there may be some minor tweaks to the internals, international 4G bands could be one of these differences. However, for all intents and purposes, these should be identical phones.
Naturally, the Redmi K20 Pro will follow suit and launch as the “Mi 9T Pro” and “Pocophone F2 Pro” in some regions outside of China.