Xaiomi just unwrapped the Xiaomi Mi 9 -its premium flagship smartphone for the first half of 2019 (the Mi Mix 4 will arrive much later). The device, the Mi 9se, and the transparent edition are already turning heads as they tick virtually all the boxes.
There is a whole lot to like about the Mi 9 ranging from its Snapdragon 855 chipset, triple rear camera setup, in-display fingerprint sensor, and most importantly – the pocket-friendly prices of these devices. With these specs, Xiaomi which has a huge following in its home market will be hoping that its latest flagships hit the ground running in general sales, given that it carries a far lesser price than its peer that are due to arrive in the following days.
Xiaomi has only announced pricing for its home market where it will hit the shelves from February 26th, so if you are outside of China and you’re looking to pick up a unit of either the Mi 9, the special edition or the Mi 9 SE, you may have to tarry a while as the device won’t make it out of China until the end of February, probably.
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The Xiaomi Mi 9 when it becomes available later this month will come in Lavender, blue or black color options all with the sparkling finish on the back. While this model will launch on the global level later this month in Barcelona, Xiaomi has also released a special model dubbed the Xiaomi Mi 9 Transparent Edition that will be exclusive to the Chinese market. Xiaomi is touting this variant as the world’s first 12GB RAM phone that has entered mass production. Other than that, it has a transparent back design, 7P lens, and f/ 1.47 large aperture main camera. You can learn more about the Mi 9 and the transparent edition here.
Lastly, comes the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE – the successor of last year’s Mi 8 SE. The device is a watered-down variant of the Mi 9, but still keeps some of the juicy features of its bigger sibling. It gets a compact 5.97-inch Full HD+ Samsung AMOLED display with 90.4% screen-to-body ratio, and under its hood is the latest Snapdragon 712 SoC. You can check out the full specs review here.
- Xiaomi Mi 9 with 6GB RAM with 128GB – 2999 yuan/US$ 446
- Xiaomi Mi 9 with 8GB RAM with 128GB – 3299 yuan /US$ 490
- Xiaomi Mi 9 Transparent Limited Edition with 12GB RAM and 256GB – 3999 yuan /US$ 594
- Xiaomi Mi 9 with Snapdragon 712 chipset -1,999 yuan /$297.