At the MWC 2019, Xiaomi unveiled their new and premium Mi 9 sporting a 48MP Sony IMX 586 camera and Snapdragon 855 Soc… But why is it the best?
Xiaomi is a aggressive brand known both for its innovation and “value for money” products. As we know Xiaomi have separated both Redmi and Mi category smartphones.
So, at MWC 2019, Xiaomi has unveiled its premium end device i.e. the Mi 9. There are huge excitement and madness about the device, why? Let’s dig out:
Waterdrop notch along with stylish build
Mi 9 is a notch bearing smartphone but with a dew-drop or waterdrop notch (Xiaomi calls it Dot Drop display). The Mi 9 sports a 6.39-inch with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and a Samsung AMOLED Dot Drop display.
The Xiaomi Mi 9 has an all-curved back cover design that helps it to fit comfortably in anyone’s hand. The smartphone also includes an advanced back cover whose colour process gives Mi 9 a stylish holographic rainbow spectrum giving a premium touch to it.
This smartphone is powered by Qualcomm’s latest and best Snapdragon 855 Soc that is based on 7nm architecture. This processor will not only offer great performance but also its AI capabilities along with various amenities will make any device future-ready.
Xiaomi claims that with the Snapdragon 855, Mi 9 is capable of offering 20 per cent faster gaming performance and 45 per cent faster overall performance. They have also claimed that the Mi 9 can offer 3 times AI performance than ever before.
First Triple Rear cameras by Xiaomi
Xiaomi’s camera performance is always superior in its every smartphone and in its Mi smartphones, the cameras are given special attention.
The Mi 9 comes packed with AI triple cameras and due to its intelligent Snapdragon 855, image processing will get obviously get enhanced. Here are all three rear cameras:
- a primary 48-megapixel Sony IMX 586 1/2 sensor
- a secondary 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera
- a third 12-megapixel telephoto camera
Xiaomi claims that Mi 9 is capable of clicking clear and detailed pictures even in both bright as well low-light conditions due to the fact it uses the Sony IMX 586 sensor, which is the same sensor present in Redmi Note7 Pro or Honor View 20.
Surprisingly, according to DxoMark the Mi 9 is the third best smartphone to capture still shots. For shooting videos, the Mi 9 is crowned as the best smartphone, even beating the Google Pixel 3 and the iPhone XS Max.
In-display fingerprint sensor
Another premium feature of the Mi 9 is the in-display fingerprint sensor. The Xiaomi Mi 9 packs with a new and improved in-display fingerprint sensor that they claim to unlock the smartphone up to 25 per cent faster than the previous generation.
20W wireless fast charging support
The Xiaomi Mi 9 is the world’s first smartphone to support 20W wireless charging. The Mi 9 has been backed by a 3300mAh battery and features fast charging support for both wired as well as wireless charging.
The Mi 9 comes equipped with 27W wired charging support featuring Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4+ technology.
Xiaomi even claims that Mi 9 can safely charge to 70 per cent in just 30 minutes, and fully charge from 0 to 100 per cent in just 60 mins via the wired charger. On the other hand, the 20W version of Mi Wireless Charging Pad can fully charge the Mi 9 in just 90 min.
Mi 9 full specifications
- 6.39-inch Super AMOLED display with 1080×2340 resolution (~403 PPI density) with HDR10
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 7nm processor
- Adreno 640 GPU
- 64/128/256GB internal storage options
- 6/8GB RAM options
- Triple Rear Camera:
- 48MP main (Sony IMX586), f/1.8
- 16MP ultrawide, f/2.2
- 12MP telephoto, f/2.2
- HDR support
- Up to 2160p i.e. 4K at 30/60fps video recording
- 20MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture and has HDR support
- 3300 mAh battery with Quick Charge 4+ support
- Bluetooth 5.0
- USB Type-C
- In-display fingerprint sensor
- Android 9.0 Pie along with MIUI 10
- Available in 3 colours: Piano Black, Lavender Violet & Ocean Blue
Overall the Mi 9 is a classy premium device with great cameras and flagship performance and has all the flagship amenities. The device has already been on sale in China and got sold out in just a few seconds.
Well, honestly Xiaomi is concentrating with Mi-series of smartphones in China only as it did not get a good response in India.
So, currently, the Mi 9 exists only in China and in other global countries, Xiaomi is marketing the device heavily in its origin country, while India they have debuted both the Redmi Note 7 and Note 7 Pro today.
Well, Xiaomi should bring the MI 9 to India to compete with devices like Oppo R17 Pro, Honor View 20 and OnePlus 6T.
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