Today, the president of Xiaomi said that the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE may be the last small screen flagship smartphone that the company will ever make. He added; “I don’t know if this way we can arouse the user’s desire to buy…”. Xiaomi is more interested in the acceptance of the smartphone and it appears that the Mi 9 SE has not generated as much traffic as the company expected.
Lin Bin further explained “As the smartphone industry gets advanced, flagship series requires more from display size, battery, performance, photography and other aspects. With the arrival of 5G technology, small display flagships are becoming increasingly harder to market. We invested a lot of energy and time on the Xioami Mi 9 SE to ensure that it is thin, light, beautiful and solid”.
In fact, Xiaomi’s product director Wang Teng also sent a similar message “It is getting harder to make a small screen flagship now. The flagship smartphone has too many functions to do. The small screen phone lacks a bit of space for everything…”
It is reported that Xiaomi Mi 9 SE uses a 5.97-inch display but the actual size is as a traditional 5.1-inch mobile phone (147.5×70.5×7.45mm, 155g). This makes one-hand operation very easy. The Mi 9 SE is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 SoC coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It comes with a 48MP wide-angle lens + 8MP telephoto lens + 13MP super wide-angle lens. The lights are kept on by a 3070 mAh battery. In terms of price, the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE (6GB+64GB version) is priced at 1999 yuan ($298), and the 6GB+128GB version is priced at 2,299 yuan ($343).