Xiaomi announced the company’s latest flagship Xiaomi Mi 9 smartphone. This phone sports a 6.39-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection and 90.7% screen to body ratio. It is powered by the latest Snapdragon 855 7nm Mobile Platform with Game Turbo and real-time CPU/GPU/FPS monitoring, up to 8GB of RAM and runs Android 9.0 (Pie) with MIUI 10 on top. It packs a 3300mAh battery and has support for 27W fast charging as well as world’s first 20W wireless fast charging.
The Mi 9 phone features optical in-display fingerprint sensor that is equivalent to a 5μm macro camera, which is several times higher than the traditional capacitive fingerprint sensor. The back of this Mi 9 uses nano-level laser engraving holographic technology and dual layer nano coating that offers unique colors when light is reflected and also has Corning Gorilla Glass protection.
The Xiaomi Mi 9 comes with triple rear cameras first 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor with Laser Autofocus, Phase Detection Auto focus (PDAF) and Contrast Detection Autofocus (CAF), closed-loop Voice Coil Motor (VCM) for improved auto-focusing. The second rear camera is a 12MP Samsung S5K3M5 telephoto camera for 2x lossless zoom and the third camera is a 16MP Sony IMX481 117-degree ultra-wide angle lens. It has scored 107 points on DxOMark with 112 points on photo and 99 on video.
Xiaomi also introduced 12GB RAM Transparent edition, which the company says is the world’s first 12GB RAM phone that has entered mass production
Xiaomi Mi 9 specifications
The mobile sports a 6.39-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display with 103.8% NTSC color gamut, 600 nits brightness, >60000:1 contrast ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection with a resolution of 1080 × 2280 pixels.
It is powered by Octa-Core Snapdragon 855 7nm Mobile Platform (1 x 2.84GHz Kryo 485 + 3 x 2.42GHz Kryo 485 + 4x 1.80GHz Kryo 485) with Adreno 640 GPU and runs Android 9.0 (Pie) with MIUI 10.
The device comes with 6GB/8GB LPDDR4x RAM with 128GB (UFS 2.1) storage. And, also a 12GB RAM transparent edition with 256GB storage.
It has triple rear cameras 48MP rear camera with 1/2.0″ Sony IMX586 sensor, 0.8μm pixel size, f/1.75 aperture, LED flash, Laser Autofocus, PDAF, CAF, 12MP 1/3.6″ Samsung S5K3M5, telephoto lens with f/2.2 aperture, 1.0μm pixel size, 6P lens, 2x lossless zoom, 16MP 1/1.3″ Sony IMX481 117-degree ultra-wide angle lens with f/2.2 aperture, 1.0μm pixel size, 6P lens, 4cm macro
On the front side it has 20MP front-facing camera with 0.9μm pixel size, f/2.0 aperture.
Connectivity and Sensors
The device supports Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac dual-band (2×2 MU-MIMO), Bluetooth 5, Dual-frequency (L1+L5) GPS/GLONASS/Beidou, NFC, USB Type-C. It has Dual SIM and features In-display fingerprint sensor.
Battery and Dimensions
The mobile packs 3300mAh battery with 27W fast charging, 20W wireless fast charging. The phone has a size measurement of 157.5×74.67×7.61mm and Weight is 173g.
Price and availability
The Xiaomi Mi 9 is priced at 2999 yuan (US$ 446 / Rs. 31,725 approx.) for the 6GB RAM with 128GB storage version. And, it costs 3299 yuan (US$ 490 / Rs. 34,900 approx.) for the 8GB RAM with 128GB storage version. While, the cost of Xiaomi Mi 9 Transparent Limited Edition is 3999 yuan (US$ 594 / Rs. 42,300 approx.) for the 12GB RAM and 256GB storage. It will go on sale in China from February 26th.
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