Today, Chinese manufacturing giant, Xiaomi, released its second 5G smartphone, Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G in China. If you have been following the leaks and speculations, then there is probably not much for you to see here because most of the leaked specs turned out to be true. However, the actual pricing will be one important piece of information that this event brings. Just to give you a heads up, Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G is the cheapest 5G smartphone in the industry for now.
Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G Design
In terms of design, the Mi 9 Pro 5G is not much different from the regular Xiaomi Mi 9. This smartphone comes with a dimension of 157.21 x 74.64 x 8.54 mm an weighs only 196g. It is available in dream white and titanium black colours.
The Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G comes with a 6.39-inch AMOLED screen and the screen ratio is 90.7%. It uses an on-screen fingerprint sensor and the entire display has the Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection. This device supports step-less color temperature adjustment and full DC dimming. This flagship phone comes with a 103.8% NTSC wide color gamut. This ensures that the basic screen quality is perfect. In addition, it uses a “primary colour screen management system”, which can convert colour space more accurately.
The display of this device comes with a certification from “China Institute of Metrology”. This certifies that this phone uses a professional-grade “primary colour screen”. According to the institute, the ΔE (Delta E) refers to a test unit in which the human eye perceives chromatic aberration in a uniform colour feeling space. This is important for smartphones to ensure a measure of colour consistency. The Xiaomi mi 9 5G Pro has a ΔE value of 1.38. The smaller the value, the better for the human eye.
Hardware, Software & Camera
The Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G comes with a Snapdragon 855+ SoC with a maximum configuration of 12GB+512GB. Of course, it uses an external Snapdragon X50 5G modem. The 5G frequency band adopts a 7-antenna design and there are signals for how to hold it.
In the camera department, the Mi 9 Pro 5G uses a 20MP selfie camera. On the rear, there is a triple camera setup. This includes a 48MP main sensor + 12MP telephoto + 16MP ultrawide camera system. On the software end, this device comes with the recently released MIUI 11 with a lot of new features.
Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G Battery & Associated Features
The Mi 9 Pro 5G does not come with a 4000 mAh large battery, it also supports “triple fast charge”, 40W wired super flash charging, 30W wireless super flash charging and 10W reverse wireless charging. According to Xiaomi, the 30W wireless super flash charge can give a full charge in 69 minutes. If you use the 45W charger in the box, you can get a full charge in 48 minutes.
Furthermore, the Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G uses “VC liquid cooling + 5 layers of graphite + high thermal conductivity copper foil + thermal gel” stereo cooling system. With this configuration, the CPU core temperature reduces by 10.2 ° C. This smartphone is the first device to get the TUV Rheinland Fast Charge 3.0 certification.
In addition, this smartphone comes with a large horizontal linear motor for better vibration feel, eID electronic ID card, and a 1.04CC large sound chamber. It also supports NFC and provides up to 1TB of Xiaomi cloud space free for one year. This is usually worth 499 yuan ($70)/year. Other features worthy of note include Xiao AI 3.0 voice assistant, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, dual-band GPS and USB-C. However, it does not have the 3.5 mm headphone jack. This smartphone hit 480,830 on AnTuTu.
Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G Price & Availability
To the part that you may have been waiting for, below is the price list of this device.
- 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage – 3,699 Yuan (~$520)
- 8 GB RAM + 256 GB storage – 3,799 Yuan (~$555)
- 12 GB RAM + 256 GB storage – 4,099 Yuan (~$517)
- 12 GB RAM + 512 GB storage – 4,299 Yuan (`$665)
According to Xiaomi, the pre-sale commences immediately in China and the first official sale is in three days time (Sept. 27th). Until now, the cheapest 5G smartphone in the industry was iQOO Pro 5G which is available for 3798 yuan ($536). This makes the Mi 9 Pro 5G the cheapest 5G smartphone for now.