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.