Lei Jun: Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G is “expensive”

Xiaomi will officially launch the Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G at a press conference tomorrow (September 24th). This will be the company’s second 5G mobile phone. According to Xiaomi CEO, Lei Jun, the cost of 5G is very outrageous, and the pricing of Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G is very “painful”. He said “The pricing of Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro will be much more expensive than that of Xiaomi Mi 9. I hope everyone understands!”

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In an attempt to justify the price of this phone, Lei Jun said “Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro adds many functions such as triple fast charge, primary colour screen, large horizontal linear motor, etc., The cost of 5G is currently outrageous…after we announce the price tomorrow, please don’t be embarrassed!”.

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Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G will undoubtedly adopt Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ SoC with an external Snapdragon X50 5G modem. In addition, this smartphone has the China Institute of Metrology certification for its primary colour screen, 4000 mAh large battery, eID electronic ID card, 1.04CC large sound chamber. Furthermore, this device also comes with a triple fast charge, and a large horizontal linear motor. All these features increase the cost.

As of now, the cheapest 5G mobile phone is iQOO Pro 5G. The starting price is 3798 yuan ($533). What do you think the starting price of Xiaomi 9 Pro will be? Furthermore, the Xiaomi Mi 9 starts at 2,999 yuan ($421). Thus, the Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G should cost about 3,999 yuan ($561) or more.


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