Today, Xiaomi’s 2019 flagship smartphone officially launches in China: the Mi 9 and its mid-range counterpart, the Mi 9 SE.
For days, the tech giant’s CEO Lei Jun has been teasing about some of the latest features mobile users can expect from the new Mi 9 which promises faster internals, more functional, highly-adaptive screen display, and triple-camera setting.
The Mi 9 boasts of a significant performance and energy efficiency improvements over its predecessor with its 7nm Snapdragon 855 processor and Adreno 640 GPU. Xiaomi’s latest flaghsip smartphone additionally packs a 4th gen AI engine said to be 3x faster than its previous counterparts.
Its 6.39-inch AMOLED display has a 2340 x 1080 FHD+ resolution and uses a sixth-gen Corning gorilla glass
with grease-proof anti-fingerprint coating, preventing its users from easily scratching the device, and protecting it from drops.
For shooters, the Mi 9 has a triple camera setup composed of a SONY IMX586, 48MP,f/1.75 main camera + 12MP Samsung S5K3M5 f/2.2camera with 2x optical and 10x digital zoom + 16MP SONY IMX481 f/2.2 wide-angle + macro lens, also capable of shooting up to 4K 60fps and 960fps slow motion videos.
For selfies, the Mi9 has a 20MP f/2.0 front-facing camera packed with AI Smart Beauty, and can shoot up to 30fps FHD videos. The Mi 9’s impressive camera setup moreover, grabbed the third spot for the best camera smartphones list by Dx0Mark recently, an early feat for Chinese smartphone brand.
The Mi 9 base variant will be available in 6GB/8GB + 128GB options, while a limited Mi 9 Transparent Edition will also be available with 12GB RAM and 256GB configuration, and 7P lens.
See below for the official pricing:
Mi 9 6GB + 128GB – CNY 2,999 (around Php 23,000)
Mi 9 8GB + 128GB – CNY 3,299 (around Php 25,500)
Mi 9 Transparent Edition 12GB/256GB – CNY 3,999 (around Php 31k)
|Xiaomi Mi 9|
|OS||Android 9.0 Pie|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, 2.84GHz octa-core Qualcomm Kyro 455 CPU,|
|Display||6.39-inch Samsung AMOLED Dot Drop display, Corning Gorilla Glass 6, 19.5:9 aspect ratio|
|Front camera||48MP f/1.75 wide angle + 16MP f/2.2 ultra wide angle + 12MP f/2.2 telephot|
|Rear camera||20MP f/2.0|
|Connectivity||USB C, Bluetooth 5.0, Multi-function NFC|
|Sensors||Fingerprint, Face recognition|
|Network||4G/LTE, Hybrid Dual SIM|
|Battery||3,300mAh, Non-removable, 27W fast wired charging bundled and 20W fast wireless charger|
|Audio||Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|Dimensions||157.5 x 74.67 x 7.61mm, 173g|
|Colors||Piano Black, Ocean Blue, Lavander Violet (Holographic Illusion)|
Xiaomi’s Mi 9 global launch is on February 24, 2019 in time for the Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona, Spain.