Xiaomi Mi 9T coming soon – Confusing names, confusing times

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There’s like all sorts of hype around the Redmi K20 Pro – about how it’s going to be the new flagship killer, replacing the OnePlus 7 Pro. While that is in the air, Xiaomi is gearing up for another flagship device. It launched the Xiaomi Mi 9 back in February. And now, it’s going to launch a follow-up device, the Xiaomi Mi 9T.

Sounds so much like a OnePlus knock off just by the name, doesn’t it? But it’s actually a knock-off of the Redmi K20, actually! I wouldn’t say knock-off, but a remodeled version of the Redmi K20. After all, even though Redmi is a new company, it’s still Xiaomi’s! For all we know, it could actually only be renamed, with all other features being the same.

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The Xiaomi Mi 9T will feature a pop-up selfie camera as opposed to the water-drop notch on the Mi 9. This further confirms that the Mi 9T is the Redmi K20. And since there is a Redmi K20 Pro as well, we expect a Pro model to accompany the Mi 9T too.

Furthermore, the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro might also launch as successors of the Pocophone F1. The new phones might launch as Poco F2 and the F2 Pro in some markets. However, the Redmi K20 will keep its original moniker in India. So, it’s not sure which markets will get what. But no matter what, we can rest assured they’re one and the same phones, except for some minor changes, here and there. The phone is launching on on June 12.

But in the end, it will be us, who will get confused with the name games smartphone companies are playing. What do you think about this?