Xiaomi, along with introducing a 5G variant of Xiaomi Mi Mix 3, has also introduced the Mi 9 smartphone for the global markets at its MWC 2019 event. The device packs a 6.39-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection on top of it. The Mi 9 is powered by the latest Snapdragon 855 7nm Mobile Platform and runs Android 9.0 (Pie) with MIUI 10 on top. In terms of optics, the device houses a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor with Laser Autofocus, PDAF and Contrast Detection Autofocus (CAF), closed-loop Voice Coil Motor (VCM) for improved auto-focusing. The device also features an in-display fingerprint sensor and packs a 3300mAh battery and has support for 27W fast charging.
The Xiaomi Mi 9 comes in Ocean Blue, Lavender Violet and Piano Black color variants and is priced at 449 Euros (US$ 509 / Rs. 36,000 approx.) for the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage version and the 499 Euros (US$ 565 / Rs. 40,000 approx.) for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage version. If you are in Europe and you’re lucky to be from Spain, Italy, or France, you can already pre-order the device, with shipments for a Xiaomi Mi 9 with 6/64 GB memory beginning later this week.
Xiaomi Mi 9 specifications
- 6.39-inch (1080 × 2280 pixels) Full HD+ Super AMOLED display with 103.8% NTSC color gamut, 600 nits brightness, >60000:1 contrast ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection
- 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
- 6GB LPDDR4x RAM with 64GB / 128GB (UFS 2.1) storage
- Dual SIM
- Android 9.0 (Pie) with MIUI 10
- 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
- 20MP front-facing camera with 0.9μm pixel size, f/2.0 aperture
- In-display fingerprint sensor
- Dimensions: 157.5×74.67×7.61mm; Weight: 173g
- 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
- 3300mAh battery with 27W fast charging, 20W wireless fast charging