If you are in China or has a contact in the country, then this is probably the best time to get a Xiaomi phone. Recently, the annual 6.18 mid-year shopping festival commenced in China and Xiaomi listed the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S 6GB+128GB version for 1999 yuan (∼$290) on Xiaomi Mall. Jindong Mall also listed the 8GB+128GB variant of the Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 for 2599 yuan ($376) but it was only sold on June 10th. Between June 16 and 18, the Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 (6GB +128GB model) will be sold for 2299 yuan ($332). Now, the company has announced that its flagship, Xiaomi Mi 9, will sell for 2799 yuan ($404) on June 16. This is a 200 yuan ($29) price cut.
Although 200 yuan ($29) seems small, it is just enough for a smartphone that was released in February this year. This is expected because the company now has newer flagships like the Redmi K20 Pro. The Xiaomi Mi 9 released on February 20th. This smartphone comes with a 6.39-inch Samsung AMOLED screen with a resolution of 2340 x 1080. It is powered with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor coupled with 6GB/8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage.
In the camera department, the Xiaomi Mi 9 comes with a triple camera setup which includes a 48MP+12MP+16MP configuration. On the front, it has a 20MP camera. The lights of this smartphone are kept on by a 3300 mAh battery which supports 27W cable and 20W wireless fast charge. The Xiaomi Mi 9 adopts the fifth-generation on-screen fingerprint recognition and face recognition scheme. It also comes with Mi Turbo, Game Turbo, and Dual-Frequency GPS. There are four versions of 6GB+128GB, 8GB+128GB, 8GB+256GB and 12GB+256GB.