After months of leaks, rumors, and teasers, today, Xiaomi has officially launched the three new smartphones in its Mi lineup. The new smartphones include Xiaomi Mi 9, Mi 9 Explorer Edition (Transparent Edition) and Mi 9 SE. All the three devices come with Android Pie, triple rear cameras, in-screen fingerprint sensor, display notch, MIUI 10, and latest Qualcomm processors.
Xiaomi Mi 9
First, let’s talk about the Xiaomi Mi 9. The all-new Mi 9 features a 6.39-inch Samsung AMOLED display with FHD+ (2340×1080) resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The display also has a tiny waterdrop notch (like Mi Play). The screen is protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 6.
The phone is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor paired with Adreno 630 GPU. It comes with 6GB/8GB of RAM and 128GB of inbuilt storage.
For photography, the new Xiaomi Mi 9 has very powerful AI triple rear cameras on the back. The rear-facing camera setup consists of three sensors – 48MP + 12MP + 16MP. In terms of camera, Mi 9 has achieved a score of 107 on DxOMark. When it comes to shooting videos, the phone has topped the DxOMark with a score of 99. For selfies, the device packs a 20MP front-facing camera.
The handset comes with 3300mAh battery with fast charging and wireless charging support. Other specs include NFC, Face Recognition, In-screen fingerprint sensor, USB type-C port, etc.
Xiaomi Mi 9 Price:
- 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM – 2999 Yuan ($445)
- 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM – 3299 Yuan ($490)
Xiaomi Mi 9 Transparent Edition
The Mi 9 Transparent Edition has the same display, processor, cameras, and battery as the Mi 9. The main difference between the original Mi 9 and the transparent edition is of storage. This one comes with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. The 48MP primary camera is also improved with a 7P lens and f/1.47 aperture.
Mi 9 Transparent Edition Price:
- 12GB RAM + 256GB ROM – 3999 Yuan ($595)
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
The Mi 9 SE is a compact version of the original Mi 9 with triple rear cameras and in-display fingerprint sensor. The Mi 9 SE features a 5.97-inch Samsung AMOLED display with a tiny notch and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Also, it is the world’s first smartphone with a Snapdragon 712 SoC. It comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of inbuilt storage.
On the back, the Mi 9 SE has a triple camera setup including a 48MP primary sensor, 8MP telephoto sensor and 13MP wide-angle lens. On the front, it has a 20MP selfie camera.
The handset is fueled by a 3070mAh battery. It runs on the Android Pie operating system with MIUI 10. You can also use third-party launchers like Nova Launcher, Action Launcher 3, Evie Launcher, etc.
Mi 9 SE Price:
- 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM – 1999 Yuan ($300)
The Mi 9 series is available for pre-order in China. From 26th February 2019, Mi 9 phones will be available in open sales across Mi.com and Xiaomi’s major markets in China.
Source: Xiaomi Blog