Xiaomi launched an affordable version of its flagship with the introduction of the Mi 9 SE today. The smartphone costs 1000 Yuan less than the Mi 9 and makes a few trade-offs while still proving a strong argument for an affordable mid-ranger. Its starting price is 1,999 Yuan (US$ 297 / Rs. 21,150 approx.) for the 6GB + 64GB variant.
For that asking price, you get a Snapdragon 712 SoC built on the 10nm process clocked at clocked at 2.3GHz coupled with an Adreno 616 GPU. This is the first smartphone to feature the new Qualcomm SoC. On the surface, it has a 5.97-inch (1080 × 2280 pixels) Full HD+ Super AMOLED display covered by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. In terms of the camera as well, you get a slightly different setup than the Mi 9. The 48MP primary lens stays and is accompanied by a 13MP ultra-wide angle lens and an 8MP telephoto lens. The front has a 20MP shooter as which is the same as the Mi 9. The battery gets cut to 3,070mAh but you still get 18W fast charging with USB Type-C and no wireless charging either. In terms of software, it boasts the latest Android 9.0 Pie with MIUI 10.
There’s a 6GB + 128GB version as well that costs 2,299 yuan (US$ 341 / Rs. 24,330 approx.) and colour options will include Blue, Violet and Dark Black shades.