Xiaomi launched the Mi 9 as its newest flagship smartphone at Mobile World Congress in February. The smartphone was launched in two variants: 6GB RAM variant with 128GB storage and 8GB RAM variant offering 128GB storage. Now, the Chinese smartphone has quietly added another storage variant to the mix. The smartphone is now being offered in 8GB RAM, 256GB storage variant as well in China. This particular model is only available in China and there is no word on its global availability just yet. Also Read - Xiaomi 5G smartphone spotted on TENAA; could be Xiaomi Mi 9 5G
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Xiaomi Mi 9 with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage will be available for RMB 3,299 (around Rs 33,200) in China. It will go on sale starting August 14. The base model with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage is available for RMB 2,599 (around Rs 26,200). The 8GB + 128GB storage variant is available for RMB 2,999 (around Rs 30,200) in China. The newest variant is available for pre-registration while the other models are now available for purchase. It comes in gradient, deep grey and blue color variants. Also Read - Xiaomi Mi 9T launch confirmed for June 12; likely to be rebranded Redmi K20
Xiaomi Mi 9: Specifications and Features
The Mi 9 is the most powerful smartphone in Xiaomi‘s product portfolio right now. It features a 6.39-inch display and an under-display fingerprint sensor. Powered by Snapdragon 855 SoC, it is available in three different storage variants in China. It sports a triple rear camera with 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 image sensor. There is also a 20-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture and 0.9 micron pixel size.
It sports a premium design with aluminum casing and Corning Gorilla Glass back. The Mi 9 runs MIUI 10 based on Android Pie. There is a 3,300mAh battery and it supports 27W fast wired charging. The competes with flagship like the OnePlus 7 Pro and Redmi K20 Pro.
|Features||Xiaomi Mi 9||OnePlus 7 Pro||Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 octa-core SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC|
|OS||Android 9 Pie||Android 9 Pie||Android 9 Pie|
|Display||6.4-inch 19:9 aspect ratio-1080 x 2280||Liquid AMOLED-6.7-inch-QHD+||AMOLED-6.39-inch full HD+ display, 19.5:9 aspect ratio-2340 1080 pixels|
|Internal Memory||6GB/8GB RAM||6GB RAM + 128GB storage||6GB RAM + 128GB storage|
|Rear Camera||48MP Sony sensor + 12MP + 3D ToF lens||Triple – 48MP + 16MP + 8MP||Triple – 48MP + 8MP + 13MP|
|Front Camera||24MP Sony sensor||16MP||20MP|