Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer has finally revealed new flagship smartphones - Mi 9 and Mi 9 Explorer Edition. Xiaomi Mi 9 is the first device from the company featuring a triple camera and fastest wireless charging. It is also expected that the company might showcase these devices at the forthcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019. Officially introduced by CEO Lei Junas, Xiaomi Mi 9 SE is the first smartphone in the world to be powered by the new Snapdragon 712 chipset. New Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy Buds Leaked TV Commercial Emerges Online Ahead of Unpacked Event 2019: Watch Video.
The new Xiaomi Mi 9 sports a 6.39-inch Super AMOLED panel with 1080p+ resolution. The company also claims that the phone gets 90.7% screen-to-body ratio, which is possible because of the smaller waterdrop notch. The screen of the smartphone is protected by the latest corning Gorilla Glass 6 whereas the rear section gets Gorilla Glass 5. The Xiaomi Mi 9 SE, on the other hand, carries a slightly smaller screen of 5.97-inch with AMOLED panel and watedrop notch.
— Mi (@xiaomi) February 19, 2019
Under the hood, the Mi 9 is packed with the latest Snapdragon 855 chipset which is paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal memory. The phone also gets game turbo mode which tunes CPU and GPU for better and smoother gaming experience. The handset is backed by 3300 mAh battery with up to 20W wireless charger. The device will come bundled with 27W wired charger. The company will also be introducing a transparent version of Mi 9 which will pack 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. This model will be available in China initially. Xiaomi's Mi 9 SE gets Snapdragon 712 chipset that is clubbed with 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB internal storage.
The new Mi 9 smartphone will be made available in three paint jobs - Lavender Violet, Ocean Blue and Piano Black. Moreover, Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer Edition will also be offered in same colour options. For photography, the new Mi 9 SE gets a triple rear camera with 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor, 16MP ultra-wide lens and 12MP telephoto lens. At the front, there is a 20MP sensor with beauty filters for enhanced selfies. Xiaomi Mi 9 SE also gets tripe rear camera featuring 48MP sensor and 13MP Ultra-wide angle lens with 8MP telephoto sensor. The front camera is 20MP shooter for videos and selfies. It is backed by 3070 mAh battery.
— Xiaomi France (@xiaomi_france) February 16, 2019
As far as the prices are concerned, the 6GB + 128GB variant is priced at CNY2,999 (around $455) whereas 8GB + 128 GB version costs CNY3,299 (around $490). On the other hand, the transparent model with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage will cost CNY3,999 ($595). The new Mi 9 SE model could be priced between CNY 1999 to CNY 2999.