Xiaomi Mi 9 was launched today at an event in Beijing, China.
The new model sports an all-curved layout alongside a holographic illusion complete and comes with a multi-functional NFC chip as well as a dual-frequency GPS module. Key highlights of this Mi 9 include a triple rear camera setup along with a 48-megapixel main detector, Game Turbo technologies, 90.7 percent screen-to-body ratio, and a fifth-generation in-display fingerprint detector. Xiaomi also attracted the Mi 9 Transparent Edition and Mi 9 SE versions.
The Xiaomi Mi 9 cost in China has been put in CNY 2,999 (approximately Rs. 31,800) for the 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage variant, whereas the 8GB RAM/ 128GB storage option comes at CNY 3,299 (roughly Rs. 34,900). The Xiaomi Mi 9 Transparent Edition carries a price tag of CNY 3,999 (roughly Rs. 42,300). Furthermore, the Mi 9 SE is priced at CNY 1,999 (roughly Rs. 21,200) for its 64GB storage variant, whereas the Mi 9 SE 128GB storage option comes in CNY 2,299 (roughly Rs. 24,350).
Apart from the new smartphone versions, Xiaomi has launched a committed 20W Mi Wireless Charger with a double cooling system. The Mi Wireless Charger comes with backward compatibility, meaning it can charge additional wireless charging-supported apparatus. The charger comes at CNY 99 (roughly Rs. 1,050). The company has also brought a 20W Mi Wireless Car Charger in CNY 169 (approximately Rs. 1,800) and a 10000mAh Mi Wireless Power Bank at CNY 149 (roughly Rs. 1,600).
The Xiaomi Mi 9 comes with a dedicated AI button that will let users change on Google Assistant. This comes like last year’s LG G7 ThinQ. In China, the exact same AI dedicated button will operate with proprietary Xiao AI.
Alongside the committed assistant button, the Xiaomi Mi 9 has a list of advancements, including a multi-functional NFC chip, Always-On colour screen, and a Smart Antenna attribute. The handset also has dual-frequency GPS connectivity through an independent L5 antenna to boost accuracy on the part of on-device navigation. Further, there’s an IR blaster to allow users easily use the Mi 9 as a universal remote control for their home appliances.
In comparison with previous year’s Mi 8, the Xiaomi Mi 9 has a 40 percent thinner chin — covering only 3.6mm. The phone also comes with an onscreen ambient light sensor and an ultrasonic proximity detector. This helps empower a 90.7 percent screen-to-body ratio.
The Xiaomi Mi 9 comes packed with features like a display dimming optimisation, reading mode 2.0, higher brightness mode, and a Sunlight mode 2.0. The camera also includes a Moon mode and comes with an optimised experience for TikTok users. In addition, the camera of the Mi 9 is well known to have obtained an overall rating of 107 from the DxOMark team.
Xiaomi has provided a fifth-generation in-display fingerprint sensor on the Mi 9 which is touted to provide 25 percent faster experience compared to its predecessor. There’s also an all-new NFC processor, NXP SN100T, to information sharing and obligations support at a 30 percent quicker speed than the prior 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 includes a triple back camera setup that houses a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 main sensor with 1.0-micron pixel dimensions and an f/2.2 lens. The primary sensor additionally supports four-in-one pixel (12-megapixel powerful pixels). There is also a 16-megapixel Sony IMX481 secondary sensor alongside a combo of ultra-wide and macro lens having an f/2.2 lens along with a field-of-view (FoV) of 117 degrees. The telephone also offers a 12-megapixel tertiary sensor alongside an f/2.2 telephoto lens. For selfies, there is a 20-megapixel selfie camera in the front.
The Xiaomi Mi 9 has 128GB of UFS2.1+ storage. Connectivity choices around the Mi 9 comprise 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, IR blaster, and a USB Type-C port. In any case, the Mi 9 packs a 3,300mAh battery which supports 20W wireless charging along with 27W wired rapid charging service, along with the handset includes a 7.61mm of depth.
Coming towards the Xiaomi Mi 9 Transparent Edition, the telephone has hardware like the first Mi 9. It, nevertheless, has 12GB of RAM, seven-piece lens with an f/1.47 aperture on top of the primary sensor, and full-surface transparent back.
In contrast, 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.
There’s a triple rear camera setup on the Mi 9 SE that includes a 48-megapixel primary detector, 8-megapixel secondary sensor, and a 13-megapixel tertiary detector. The handset also packs a 3,070mAh battery which supports 18W charging.