Xiaomi announced two new devices before the Mi 9 SE announcement. Xiaomi Mi 9 and Xiaomi Mi 9 EE (explorer edition). Before Samsung takes all the highlights Xiaomi announced their three new smartphones at the event in China. The company is also showcasing all three devices at MWC 2019.
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE is the world’s first smartphone to utilize Snapdragon 712 chipset. Snapdragon 712 is the minor upgrade over Snapdragon 710.
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE Specifications:
- DISPLAY: 5.97-inch AMOLED with 19.5:9 aspect ratio, Waterdrop Notch
- PROCESSOR: Qualcomm Snapdragon 712
2x 2.3GHz Kryo 360 (Cortex-A75)
6x 1.7GHz Kryo 360 (Cortex-A55);
Adreno 616 GPU
- INTERNAL STORAGE: 64GB/ 128GB
- RAM: 6GB
- REAR CAMERA: 48MP main sensor + 8MP telephoto + 13MP 123° super wide angle
- FRONT CAMERA: 20MP
- PORTS: Type – C
- BATTERY: 3070mAh, 18W Fast charging support
- OTHERS: NFC, IR Blaster
- PRICE: 6GB + 64GB: CNY 1999 (Rs. 21,000 approx);
6GB + 128GB: CNY 2299 (Rs. 24,000 approx)
- Availability: February 26, 2019, in China
Xiaomi Mi 9 flaunts 5.97-inch FULL HD+ AMOLED display which has 19.5:9 aspect ratio and waterdrop notch at the top. The bezels around are slim but the bottom bezel is slightly thicker.
Xiaomi Mi 9 is the first device to pack Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 processor. Talking of SoC, It is slightly better than Snapdragon 710. The device comes with 6GB RAM and 64GB or 128GB of internal storage.
Talking of Optics, It has 48MP Sony IMX 586 primary sensor coupled with an 8MP telephoto lens and 13MP Super Wide Angle camera sensor. For the selfies and video calling it has a 20MP sensor. The camera also supports some AI modes like beauty mode.
Xiaomi Mi packs 3070mAh battery which supports 18W fast charging. The device has IR Blaster and NFC support but it lacks headphone jack. Xiaomi Mi 9 runs on Android Pie based on MIUI 10.
Xiaomi Mi 9 base variant which is 6GB RAM and 128GB RAM costs Yuan 1999 which converts to Rs. 21,000 approximately and another variant which comes with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage costs Yuan 2,299 which converts to Rs. 24,000 approximately. The device will be available to purchase china starting from February 26, 2019.