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Xiaomi Mi 9 concept hints at a smaller notch, in-display fingerprint scanner and triple cameras

Probable specifications of the Xiaomi Mi 9 have also surfaced.

  • Published: November 13, 2018 4:18 PM IST
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Photo - Benjamin Geskin


Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi launched the Mi 8-series smartphones in April this year, and their successors are expected to launch at the same time next year. While we are still months away from the official launch, leaks have started pouring – giving a rough idea about the design and specifications of the upcoming smartphone.

Tipster Benjamin Geskin has shared a render of the Xiaomi Mi 9 smartphone, and probable specifications of the smartphone too. Based on the render, the Mi 9 is likely to come with a 6.4-inch AMOLED panel, an edge-to-edge display with a smaller notch on top.

The notch will house a selfie snapper and likely a 3D depth sensor. An in-display fingerprint scanner can also be seen in the render.

Watch: Xiaomi Mi A2 First Look

Turning to the back, you have the vertically placed triple-camera setup, and LED flash module. Out of the three cameras, one is expected to be a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor, whereas the other two could be 13-megapixel and 16-megapixel sensors. There is no word on the aperture size, or lens (telephoto / wide-angle) as yet.

The smartphone will likely be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8150 (or Snapdragon 855) SoC, paired with 6GB / 8GB RAM. Just like the Mi MIX 3, the Mi 9 could also be offered in a 10GB RAM variant. While there is no word on the storage variants, the smartphone is likely to be powered by a 3,700mAh battery with fast charging (Quick Charge 5.0), and wireless charging feature. Lastly, the smartphone could also support 5G connectivity.

While no other details such as front camera resolution, software and pricing is available at the moment, we expect more leaks to pour in over the next few months.

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  • Published Date: November 13, 2018 4:18 PM IST