On February 20, Xiaomi will hold a new product launch conference, officially releasing its latest Xiaomi Mi 9 series products. We have heard that this line will have a few models, and we were thinking, among them, we can find the original Mi 9, the Mi 9 SE, and the Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer Edition. Today, Lei Jun released a promo video, confirming the latter will be on stage, and also disclosing some details about the upcoming smartphone.
According to Lei Jun’s introduction, the Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer Edition uses a new sci-fi style, a 48MP main camera sensor with a 7-piece lens and an f1/1.47 aperture, a 12GB large memory, etc. Of course, we understand the 12GB RAM will come to the ultimate variant only. By the way, today Samsung confirmed the high version of its forthcoming S10 flagship will sport a 12GB + 1TB storage combination as well.
Apart from this, Lei Jun said that under the glass of the Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer Edition there is a space with a 0.4mm thickness only. This is the thickness of four A4 papers. In such a small space, it is necessary to create an expressive style, just like pushing the designer to the corner, but also letting him turn a little!
In the end, Xiaomi used a contrasting visual difference between the material and the process on the 0.3mm ultra-thin aluminum plate. The structural treatment creates a visually rich look.
In the CNC shape on the 0.3mm aluminum sheet, the available milling cutter is only 0.2-0.3mm, just like the ‘micro-carving creation’ with the embroidery needle. That’s why everything should be done slowly to make a sense of texture and 3D. At the same time, this piece of aluminum has a heat dissipation effect.
All components of the transparent version require dust-free packaging during transportation, and then enter the 100-level clean room for assembly, all in a dust-free environment! The Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer Edition uses a gradient glass, which should be repeatedly proofed many times.