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Xiaomi Mi 9T has a 48MP sensor, 20MP pop-up camera and headphone jack

Xiaomi Mi 9T has a 48MP sensor, 20MP pop-up camera and headphone jack
Image: Honor Buy

Chinese phone giant Xiaomi has been teasing its latest camera phone, the Xiaomi Mi 9T, with a series of terrible pun-based 'T-sers' around the new model's signature initial and features. 

Due to be announced on 12 June, the Xiaomi Mi 9T is the latest iteration of the snazzy Xiaomi Mi 9 that we were very impressed by in our hands-on review.  

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While the 9T features a similar rear triple-camera array as its predecessor, the new phone features an clean notchless screen – so the 20MP selfie camera will now occupy a pop-up mechanism instead.  

The Xiaomi Mi 9T will be officially announced on 12 June (image: Honor Buy)

The Xiaomi Mi 9T will be officially announced on 12 June (image: Honor Buy)

Accordingly Xiaomi wasted no time in using plenty of #PopUpInStyle hashtags on its teaser posts, although something may have been lost in translation – we understand the metaphor of a gopher popping out of a burrow, but we're not quite sure how Schrödinger's cat fits into things. 

That notwithstanding, a listing on Honor Buy sheds more light on the Xiaomi Mi 9T, including the fact that it has an in-display fingerprint sensor rather than a dedicated reader on the back of the device. 

According to the retailer, the rear array seems to be slightly different to the standard Mi 9. The primary camera is still a mighty 48MP affair, using a Sony IMX586 0.8μm sensor with an f/1.75 aperture, supported by an 8MP telephoto camera with 1.12μm f/2.4 aperture, and 13MP lens with an ultra-wide 124.8° angle.

An in-display fingerprint sensor will replace the physical back sensor (image: Honor Buy)

An in-display fingerprint sensor will replace the physical back sensor (image: Honor Buy)

The phone also boasts a 6.39-inch, 19.5:9 Samsung AMOLED full screen display, a Snapdragon 730 octacore 2.2GHz processor, 128GB of storage with 6GB of RAM, a headphone jack, and packs a 4,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging. 

Honor Buy is listing the Xiaomi Mi 9T for preorder at $409 ( £323), but official pricing and shipping information will be revealed by Xiaomi itself when the phone is announced proper on 12 June. 

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