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Xiaomi Mi 9 – Full Specifications And Price In Nigeria

One of the leading global smartphone manufacturer has launched its first 2019 flagship dubbed the Xiaomi Mi 9. The Mi 9 belongs to the top-tier Xiaomi flagship assembly known as the Mi series. Unsurprisingly, Xiaomi Mi 9 stands out from the pack with its power-packed features. its major highlights goes to the 20W wireless charging (first in any smartphone), triple lens camera at the rear (first on any Xiaomi device), in-display fingerprint (new generation optic) sensor, gorilla glass 6 and latest Snapdragon 855 chipset.

Xiaomi Mi 9 Key Specs and Features

  • 6.39-inch, Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 2340 x 1080 pixels  (403 ppi)
  • Android 9.0 Pie (MIUI 10)
  • Octa-core Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 CPU with 6GB/8GB RAM
  • Triple 48MP + 12MP + 16MP rear camera and a 20MP front camera
  • Face Unlock
  • 4G LTE
  • Fingerprint sensor (under-display)
  • 3, 300mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery

Xiaomi Mi 9  Specification Overview

 Design & Display

I am giving the Mi 9 one of the best designed smartphone of 2019. It is just damn stunning to look, hold and use. The device has extremely thin bezel across the sides, top and bottom. Xiaomi Mi 9 touches down in a design language that’s amazing and unsurprising at the same time. Let’s start with the fantastic part: a holographic spectrum gives a funky look to the back of the device. Blue and Purple colourations deliver this funkiness without restrains. However, the Black option portrays more of a shiny behind. At the top of the device are the microphone and IR blaster and at the bottom are the USB Type-C port and speaker grill. It has curve edges with aluminium frame. While the front is designed out of corning gorilla glass 6, the back is less secure from fall because of the corning gorilla glass 5 used.

Due to that (notch), the phone’s 6.39-inch screen is blessed with a superb 90.7% screen-to-body ratio. As there’s sufficient area for watching YouTube and Instagram videos, the display is accompanied with FHD+ resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels.

Processor, Software & Storage

The device uses Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset accompanied by Adreno 640 GPU. The chip uses a 7nm octa core CPU with speed up to 2.8GHz (single 2.8 GHz Kryo 485, three 2.4 GHz Kryo 485 and four 1.7 GHz Kryo 485). One of the hardware’s unusual features is the embedded fingerprint scanner in the lower segment of the AMOLED panel. The in-display fingerprint sensor draws power from the 7nm Snapdragon 855. Unfortunately, no 5G modem was attached to this model, so no 5G connectivity is supported. That’s not totally bad news because 5G is still in the phase of perfection.

With options for 6GB / 8GB RAM combined with the software and hardware, this is one of the fastest and capable smartphones in the world. Internal storage options are 64GB and 128GB respectively.

Battery and Camera

The device is packed with 3300 mAh battery capacity. More was expected as the battery capacity of the smartphone But xiaomi promised the battery can last you a day of normal usage on a single charge.When it comes to charging, the device support 20W wireless charging technology, the first in the world and can charge your device from 0 to 100 percent in 90 minutes. It also support fast charging.

Now let’s talk about the camera. Optics-wise, the device is loaded with three sensors in the rear camera setup. The 48MP regular camera, the 16MP ultrawide angle camera and the 12MP telephoto lens camera. It uses dual LED flash and support video recording in [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/120/240fps and [email protected] The front facing camera on the other hand is a 20MP camera that can record video in [email protected] Social media lovers can bask in the excitement of the 20MP AI shooter integrated into the dewdrop notch.

Xiaomi Mi 9 Price and Availability

The smartphone sells for about 180,000 Naira for the 6GB/64GB and 210, 000 Naira for the 8GB/128GB.

 

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6 things Google’s Pixel 2 does better than the Samsung Galaxy S9

I’ve had a good long time with both the Google Pixel 2 and the Samsung Galaxy S9, and there are some obvious ways where the Pixel 2 excels.

That’s not to say that the Galaxy S9 is bad in comparison. It’s a phenomenal phone that does a lot of things better than the Pixel 2.

The Pixel 2 doesn’t do a lot of things better than the Galaxy S9, but it’s better where it really counts.

Here’s a look at the six biggest ways that the Pixel 2 is better than the Galaxy S9:

1. The Pixel 2 runs Android the way Google intended it:

The Pixel smartphones are Google-made, and that means you get the pure and clean Android experience. And it turns out that the clean Android experience doesn’t need to be messed with, which is something companies like Samsung, LG, HTC and so on keep ignoring.

Android on the Pixel 2 is speedy and lightweight compared to the version of Android running on the Galaxy S9. With its year-old specs, the Pixel 2 runs as smoothly – if not more smoothly – as it does on the Galaxy S9 and its brand-new innards.

2. You get the latest Android updates directly from Google the moment they’re released:

The Pixel 2 grants you access to the latest versions of Android. As well as any security updates, as soon as Google releases them. That’s something that no other other Android smartphone maker can boast.

The Galaxy S9 is a perfect example of this. It comes out of the box with the slightly older version of Android 8.0, and Galaxy S9 owners won’t likely see an update to Android 8.1 for several months. Even though it’s currently running on the Pixel 2 phones.

 

3. The Pixel 2’s Google Home screen is way better than the Galaxy S9:

Swipe to the right on the Pixel 2 and you get the Google Home screen. This shows you things that you’re actively interested in.

Swipe right on the Galaxy S9 and you get Bixby Home, which is trying to do the same thing as Google Home. But it’s nowhere near as good, quite frankly. I just swiped through everything Bixby wanted to show me in Bixby Home and there was absolutely nothing of interest at all.

4. The Pixel 2’s camera doesn’t have a lot of bells and whistles, but it still bests the Galaxy S9’s:

You can get a taste of Google’s software prowess when you look at the photos taken with the Pixel 2. Its camera specs are unremarkable, but Google’s software makes photos taken with the Pixel 2 look better than any other smartphone out there.

Above is a pretty typical example, where the Pixel 2 gives a photo deep, rich colors and dynamic contrast. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S9 photo’s colors look washed out. And the contrast is totally flat compared to the Pixel 2’s photo.

Note that the Galaxy S9 can take better low-light shots than the Pixel 2 due to its variable aperture, which allows more light through the S9’s lens. With its dedicated zoom lens, the Galaxy S9+ can also take better zoomed photos than the Pixel 2.

5. The Pixel 2’s fingerprint sensor is far superior:

The Pixel 2’s fingerprint sensor is quick, responsive, and accurate. But the Galaxy S9’s fingerprint sensor needs a second attempt, and it’s slower overall.

It might seem trivial, but think of how many times you unlock your smartphone during the day. The Galaxy S9’s fingerprint sensor can be frustratingly slow, inaccurate, and unresponsive more often than not.

6. The Pixel 2 is a lighter smartphone that’s more comfortable to use:

I do appreciate the Galaxy S9’s beautiful and premium design, but it’s noticeably heavier than Google’s Pixel 2.

That’s not to say Galaxy S9 owners are straining when handling their smartphone. But the Pixel 2 is a more comfortable device to use because of its lighter weight.

 

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Google may add iPhone X-style navigation to Android P

Android P is coming down the line and we’re expecting to hear much more about Google’s next mobile operating system update at the Google I/O developer conference in May.

In the meantime, we may have some hints about updates to the navigation system, leaked by… Google itself.

is this the new navbar?

In a screenshot posted to the Android Developers blog (and since adjusted to hide part of the user interface).

The navigation bar takes on a whole new look, with a back button, a wider button, and no Overview (multitasking) button.

Android P is still very much in development.

This change doesn’t appear in the early preview version.

It’s possible that this is only a temporary test that won’t make it into the final version of the OS.