The new flagship Xiaomi phone comes as a successor to last year’s Mi 8. The new model sports an all-curved design along with a holographic illusion complete and comes with a multi-functional NFC processor in addition to a dual-frequency GPS module. Key highlights of the Mi 9 include a triple back camera setup alongside a 48-megapixel primary detector, Game Turbo technologies, 90.7 percent screen-to-body ratio, and a fifth-generation in-display fingerprint sensor. Xiaomi also brought the Mi 9 Transparent Edition and Mi 9 SE versions.
The Xiaomi Mi 9 cost in China has been set in CNY 2,999 (roughly Rs. 31,800) for its 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage variation, whereas the 8GB RAM/ 128GB storage choice comes in CNY 3,299 (approximately Rs. 34,900). The Xiaomi Mi 9 Transparent Edition includes a cost of CNY 3,999 (roughly Rs. 42,300). Additional the Mi 9 SE is priced at CNY 1,999 (roughly Rs. 21,200) for its 64GB storage version, whereas the Mi 9 SE 128GB storage option comes at CNY 2,299 (roughly Rs. 24,350).
Aside from the brand new smartphone versions, Xiaomi has unveiled a dedicated 20W Mi Wireless Charger using a double cooling system. The Mi Wireless Charger includes backward compatibility, meaning it may charge additional wireless charging-supported devices. The charger comes at CNY 99 (approximately Rs. 1,050). The company has also brought a 20W Mi Wireless Car Charger at CNY 169 (roughly Rs. 1,800) along with also a 10000mAh Mi Wireless Power Bank in CNY 149 (roughly Rs. 1,600).
The Xiaomi Mi 9 includes a dedicated AI button that will let users switch on Google Assistant. This includes similar to last year’s LG G7 ThinQ. In China, the same AI committed button will work with proprietary Xiao AI.
Together with the dedicated helper button, the Xiaomi Mi 9 has a list of advancements, including a multi-functional NFC chip, Always-On colour display, and also a Smart Antenna feature. The handset also has dual-frequency GPS connectivity via an unaffiliated L5 antenna to enhance accuracy on the part of on-device navigation. Further, there is an IR blaster to allow users easily use the Mi 9 as a universal remote control for their home appliances.
When compared with last year’s Mi 8, the Xiaomi Mi 9 has a 40 percent thinner eyebrow — covering only 3.6mm. The phone also comes with an on-screen ambient light detector and an ultrasonic proximity detector. All this helps empower a 90.7 percent screen-to-body ratio.
The Xiaomi Mi 9 also comes packed with features such as a screen dimming optimisation, reading style 2.0, higher brightness mode, and a Sunlight style 2.0. The camera also has a Moon mode and comes with an optimized encounter for TikTok users. Moreover, the camera of this Mi 9 is well known to have obtained an overall rating of 107 from the DxOMark team.
Xiaomi has supplied a fifth-generation in-display fingerprint detector on the Mi 9 that is touted to provide 25 percent faster experience than its predecessor. There’s also an all-new NFC processor, NXP SN100T, to data sharing and payments support at a 30 percent faster rate than the previous NFC chip.
The phone is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC, coupled with Adreno 640 GPU and 6GB and 8GB LPDDR4X RAM options.
On the front, the Xiaomi Mi 9 has a triple back camera setup that homes a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 primary sensor with 1.0-micron pixel dimensions and an f/2.2 lens. The primary sensor also supports four-in-one pixel (12-megapixel effective pixels). There is also a 16-megapixel Sony IMX481 secondary sensor alongside a combo of ultra-wide and macro lens using an f/2.2 lens along with a field-of-view (FoV) of 117 degrees. The telephone also has a 12-megapixel tertiary sensor along with an f/2.2 telephoto lens. For selfies, there’s a 20-megapixel selfie camera in the front.
The Xiaomi Mi 9 includes 128GB of UFS2.1+ storage. Connectivity options around the Mi 9 comprise 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, IR blaster, plus a USB Type-C port. In any case, that the Mi 9 packs a 3,300mAh battery that supports 20W wireless charging alongside 27W wired fast charging service, and the handset includes a 7.61mm of thickness.
Coming towards the Xiaomi Mi 9 Transparent Edition, the telephone has hardware similar to the original Mi 9. It, nevertheless, has 12GB of RAM, seven-piece lens having an f/1.47 aperture in addition to the primary sensor, and full-surface transparent back.
By comparison, the Mi 9 SE comes with a 5.97-inch Samsung AMOLED display and is powered with a Snapdragon 712 SoC, paired together with Adreno 616 GPU and 6GB RAM.
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
There is a triple back camera setup on the Mi 9 SE that comprises a 48-megapixel primary sensor, 8-megapixel secondary detector, and also a 13-megapixel tertiary detector. The handset also packs a 3,070mAh battery that supports 18W charging. Rest of the specifications are in line with the Mi 9 and Mi 9 Transparent Edition.