Xiaomi releases New Zealand’s most affordable 5G
smartphone

As the 5G rollout ramps up around New
Zealand, Kiwis need look no further than the Redmi
Note 9T 5G
– New Zealand’s most affordable 5G
smartphone, to make the most of the eye-wateringly
high-speeds on offer.

The third largest smartphone
provider in the world, global technology company Xiaomi has
been redefining what value means in the world of phones
since 2010. Their ethos is “innovation for everyone”, to
which cost is the biggest barrier for many
consumers.

The Redmi Note 9T 5G is the latest device
in Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 9 series, which has amassed
20,000,000 users globally. When Xiaomi asked its users what
they most wanted in their next Redmi Note smartphone, the
results had a strong common theme – 5G capability. Enter
Redmi Note’s first ever 5G smartphone, the Redmi Note
9T.

With a price point of only $399,
the Redmi Note 9T is New Zealand’s most affordable
smartphone with 5G capability. Mi Oceania, spokesperson,
Eric Chang, says they’re excited to show New Zealanders a
more accessible entry-point for 5G.

Kiwis do not
want to pay five times the price for a smartphone with 5G
capability. While Xiaomi is still a bit of an underdog in
the New Zealand market, everything it makes is high-quality,
well-designed and at a low cost, with the company committed
to no more than five per cent of profit margins on key
hardware lines to achieve this. With the Note 9T, Kiwis do
not have to compromise quality features to access to the
latest technology
.”

Redmi Note 9T’s speed is
about smooth connectivity, ready to give users unparalleled
speed, advanced connectivity with dual SIM 5G. With two
different 5G networks, users can maximise network coverage
to get a 5G connection that is always on in areas that it is
available.

The Redmi Note 9T 5G is available from
Friday 26 February 2021, and is available in Nightfall Black
and Daybreak Purple for $399 in a 4GB RAM + 128GB storage
configuration from Mi Store Sylvia Park, online at www.mi-store.co.nz
and at all PB Tech stores nationwide.

For more
information and full product specs on the Redmi Note 9T,
please visit: Redmi
Note 9T 5G
.

Feature
list

Brilliant design, durable build

With a
splash-proof and fingerprint resistant coating, the unibody
3D allows a comfortable grip while featuring a redesigned
side fingerprint sensor for ergonomic comfort and speedy
unlocking. Ready to protect from drops, with Corning®
Gorilla® Glass 5 to protect from accidental drops. Also
equipped for quick and easy contactless payments. In case
you still need it, the design still includes a 3.5mm
headphone jack to have the choice of corded or uncorded
headphones.

Capture your world with a powerful 48MP
camera

The 9T adopts a brand-new halo camera design,
the 48MP high-res AI triple camera is ready to capture all
your memorable moments with utmost clarity. Plus, 2MP depth
sensor for portrait modes, a 2MP macro lens to capture
life’s little joys, and a dedicated night mode. The front
camera features a 13MP camera, should you wish to capture a
high-definition selfie in the moment. Video recording
capabilities includes 4K video recording at 30fps and 1080p
video recording at 30/60fps.

Immersive multimedia
system

The generously sized high definition 6.53”
screen is only the start of a great multimedia experience. A
rare feature that is usually only reserved for expensive
flagship smartphones, the 9T brings dual speakers to the
mid-range sector. Never miss a beat, as audio is louder and
more immersive, and even includes smart orientation
technology.

More battery, fewer worries

A big
concern of those looking to make the shift to 5G is the
effect the increase of power will have on the drain of the
battery life. The 9T was designed with this in mind, and
will power you through a full day and beyond with its 15
hours of navigation, 18 hours of video playback or 11 hours
of gaming. Powerful software features that bring out the
fullest potential of your battery capacity, with four
battery optimisation features that you can easily enable in
your settings. Once the battery runs low, the 18W fast
charger allows you to charge 33% in just 30 minutes, making
sure that you are always ready to go. The high charge cycle
count battery delivers increased overall lifespan, and lasts
up to almost three years without significant
degradation.

5G SIM Connectivity:

Vodafone
(and Vodafone MVNOs where applicable) will automatically
access 5G connections when the SIM is inserted in the
handset. For Spark/Skinny, if the SIM card has not been
inserted into a 5G-capable handset before, the network may
not automatically provision 5G onto the SIM – this is the
case for all 5G handsets Spark do not range themselves. This
can be resolved by either calling Spark, visiting a Spark
store, or using the Spark live chat. For Skinny, only live
chat is available.

About Xiaomi:

Xiaomi is
committed to making quality technology accessible to
everyone.

Xiaomi Corporation 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 vision 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. Xiaomi is
currently the world’s third-largest smartphone brand, and
has established the world’s largest consumer IoT platform,
with more than 213.2 million smart devices (excluding
smartphones and laptops) connected to its
platform.

Currently, Xiaomi products are present in
more than 90 countries and regions around the world and have
a leading foothold in many markets.

About Mi
Oceania: 

Mi Oceania is New Zealand’s
authorised distributor for Xiaomi. In 2018 they opened the
flagship Mi-Store located in Sylvia Park Shopping Mall where
consumers can have a hands-on experience of the best and
most innovative technology at the lowest possible prices in
NZ. Xiaomi fans nationwide can shop the Xiaomi range by
visiting www.mi-store.co.nz.

About
PB Tech:

Founded in 1993 and 100% New Zealand owned,
PB Tech is NZ’s largest computing and I.T. retailer with
stores + service centres throughout the country and a
hardworking team of over 600 staff. PB Tech is an authorised
reseller of Xiaomi products in New
Zealand.

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