Ultimate Xiaomi Mi 9, Mi 9 SE, Mi 9 Transparent Edition Are Incredible Phones With Amazing Camera Quality
Xiaomi Mi9 is launched on 20th February in China and the folks at Xiaomi are looking pretty excited about the new flagship device. It’s 8 months since the launch of the Mi8 Series in China and the company has done a refresh.
Of course, Xiaomi wants to take away the hype from the Samsung S10 series which has also launched on the same day.
At the event in Beijing, Xiaomi has launched three new phones: Mi 9, Mi 9 Transparent Edition and the Mi 9 SE.
The key highlight of the Mi 9 is the 48 Megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor, and the presence of 20 Watts Wireless Charging.
Xiaomi is touting the Mi 9 as the world’s fastest wireless charging device. Also, the Mi 9 Transparent Edition gets a slightly more refined camera with 7P Lens and a maximum aperture of f/1.47.
Price and Availability
The latest Xiaomi Flagship phones are not only powerful but also are incredibly cheap.
The Mi 9 series will go on sale starting 26th February in China and the Mi 9 costs CNY 2999 (Rs. 31,000) for the 6 GB Ram and 128 GB internal storage variant.
The 8 GB Ram and 128 GB storage version is available for CNY 3299 or Rs. 34,500. The transparent Edition of the Mi9 costs CNY 3999 or Rs. 42,333.
The Mi9 SE is the most affordable and costs CNY 1999 or Rs. 21000 for 64 GB version while the 128 GB storage variant is available for approximately 24,000.
Highlight Features for Xiaomi Mi9
- Incredible Triple Rear Cameras
- Beautiful AMOLED Display
- 12 GB DDR4X RAM
- In-Display Scanner
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Processor
Key Specs and Details for the Mi 9
Design and Display
The Mi 9 looks stunning with a triple rear camera design with a two-tone back cover. The front side has a full view display with a water-drop notch and in-display fingerprint scanner.
At the front, the phone comes with a Samsung made AMOLED Dot Drop display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The 6.39 Inch Display has FHD+ resolution(2340*1080) pixels and comes with the Gorilla Glass 6 protection and a maximum brightness of 600 nits.
The Mi9 runs on the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Processor with a clock speed of 2.8 GHz and comes with a 45% improvement in the single core performance and about 20% improvement in the GPU performance.
Notably, the SD 855 comes with the new Adreno 640. Further, there is 4th Gen AI engine for better AI performance and the phone runs on 6/8 GB of DDR4X 2133 MHz ram.
The SD 855 is a beast and blows the benchmarks scores with 380,000 scores on the Antutu Benchmark.
Additionally, there is a new NFC chip NXP SN100T which improves NFC performance by about 30%.
The Mi9 runs on the latest Android 9.0 pie update and has the MIUI 10 OS.
Let’s talk about photography. Mi9 is the best ever camera phone made by Xiaomi and it gets an impressive 107 score on the DXO mark.
It is the second-best score for any phone behind the Huawei P20 Pro/ Mate 20Pro. The score is likely for the Mi 9 transparent edition.
The phone has a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 primary sensor with an f/2.2 aperture. The primary sensor supports Quad-pixel technology and offers an effective 12 MP image.
Secondly, we have a 16-megapixel Sony IMX481 sensor with a 117-degree ultra wide lens.
The third camera is a telephoto lens with 12 Megapixel resolution and capable of 2X optical Zoom.
At the front, there is a single 20 Megapixel selfie camera.
The DXO mark Score for the Mi9 is really impressive as it scores very close to the best camera phone (Huawei Mate 20 Pro – Score 109).
The rear camera is capable of recording 4K videos and even has support for 960 FPS slow motion. Further, the camera gets some intuitive features such as motion tracking when recording videos, photo modes, and portrait lighting effects.
Camera Samples Mi9 and Mi9 Transparent Edition
Battery life and other features
The Mi 9 comes with a 3300 mAH capacity battery with fast charging support (both wired as well as wireless).
The phone comes with a 27 Watts Fast charger that can charge it upto 70% in less than 30 minutes and even has the Q.C 4+ support.
Mi 9 Transparent Edition
Xiaomi has also launched a new fast wireless charging pad along with the Mi 9, available for approximately Rs. 1100.
The Mi 9 transparent edition has the 7P lens and f/1.47 aperture lens. Other than better camera capability it offers 12 GB of DDR4X ram.
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
The Mi9 SE comes with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 Processor and has a slightly smaller display measuring 5.97 inches. The Snapdragon 712 is a very capable processor and comes with the Adreno 612 GPU for gaming.
Further, the phone has 48MP+13MP+8MP rear camera. The battery capacity is also a bit smaller, comes with 3070 mAH battery with 18 Watts fast charger.
MI 9 Series India launch – No Hopes
Xiaomi has not brought any flagship device to India after the Mi5. They have not launched the Mi6, Mi8 or any other high-end device launched in China.
We are not getting our hopes high this time as well.
However, Xiaomi may launch an SD 855 phone under the POCO brand name – Upcoming POCO F2.