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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 (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab) 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. 

Read more:

Hands on: Xiaomi Mi 9 review (opens in new tab)
No more notches: Oppo and Xiaomi reveal under-display cameras for phones (opens in new tab)

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James Artaius
James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a magazine and web journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients as diverse as Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photographic and lighting tutorials, as well as industry analysis, news and rumors for publications such as Digital Camera Magazine (opens in new tab)PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine (opens in new tab)N-Photo: The Nikon Magazine (opens in new tab)Digital Photographer (opens in new tab) and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and demonstrations at The Photography Show (opens in new tab). An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.