Xiaomi has taken the curtains off its Mi 9 series at an event in China. The series includes Xiaomi Mi 9, Mi 9 Explorer Edition (EE) and Xiaomi Mi SE. The highlight features of these handsets include a 48MP rear camera sensor, in-display-fingerprint sensor, and support for 20W fast Wireless charging.
The Mi 9 and Mi Explorer Edition are the top of the line models in the series equipped with Snapdragon 855, while the Mi 9 SE comes with Snapdragon 712 SoC. Let’s talk about the specifications, pricing and availability details of these handsets.
Xiaomi Mi 9 Specifications
The Xiaomi Mi 9 comes with a Full HD+ Super AMOLED of 6.39-inch size offering a resolution of 1080 × 2280 pixels. The gets the Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection and has 19.9:9 aspect ratio.
Under the hood, there is a Qualcomm’s flagship octa-core Snapdragon 855 chipset clocked at 2.42GHz. For graphics, you get Adreno 640 GPU and the phone will be available in 6GB/8GB RAM options and 128GB of (UFS 2.1) inbuilt storage.
The Android 9.0 Pie running Xiaomi Mi 9 comes with dual-SIM support and triple rear cameras. The primary sensor is 48-megapixel Sony IMX586, the secondary sensor features a 12-megapixel Samsung S5K3M5 telephoto lens, while a 16-megapixel third sensor.
On the front, you get a 20-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture and AI-backed features. In addition, you also get an in-display fingerprint sensor, face unlock and standard connectivity options like Dual 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5, WiFi 802.11ac, NFC, and a USB Type-C support.
There is also a 3300mAh battery with 27W fast charging as well as 20W wireless fast charging support.
Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer Edition Specifications
The Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer Edition shares the same specifications as the Mi 9, except the RAM, storage, camera lens, and the transparent back. It comes with a whopping 12GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal storage. Its primary 48MP camera has f/ 1.47 large aperture and 7P lens.
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE Specifications
Talking about the specifications of Xiaomi Mi 9 SE, it flaunts a 5.97-inch AMOLED display and driven by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 processor. The handset is fueled by a 3,070mAh battery and bears a 48-megapixel + 8-megapixel + 13-megapixel rear camera setup.
All other specifications are the same as the conventional model.
Pricing Details of the Xiaomi Mi 9, Mi EE and Mi SE
The price of Xiaomi Mi 9 in China is CNY 2999 (around INR 31,700) for the 6GB RAM+128GB storage model. The 8GB RAM+128GB storage comes at a price of CNY 3299 (around INR 34,900).
The Explorer Edition will be available at a price tag of CNY 3999 with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage. The Mi 9 SE, on the other hand, costs at CNY 1999 (around INR Rs. 21,100).