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Xiaomi Mi 9 Specs and Price

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Undoubtedly, Xiaomi Mi 9 is the best Android phone to hit the market from the coffers of Xiaomi. The Mi 9 belongs to the top-tier Xiaomi flagship assembly called the Mi series. That in itself makes the device outstanding because the Mi series typically delivers the best of Xiaomi’s armoury. Evidently, Xiaomi Mi 9 stands out from the pack with its star-studded features. One of such attributes is its Snapdragon 855 chipset, making it one of the first few smartphones to don the blazingly fast chip. Elsewhere, in-display fingerprint sensor and triple rear camera systems are further making highlights.

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Xiaomi Mi 9 Key Specs and Features

  • 6.39-inch, Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 2340 x 1080 pixels  (403 ppi)
  • Android 9.0 Pie (MIUI 10)
  • Octa-core Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 CPU with 6GB/8GB RAM
  • Triple 48MP + 12MP + 16MP rear camera and a 20MP front camera
  • Face Unlock
  • 4G LTE
  • Fingerprint sensor (under-display)
  • 3, 300mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery

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Design and Display

Xiaomi Mi 9 touches down in a design language that’s amazing and unsurprising at the same time. Let’s start with the fantastic part: a holographic spectrum gives a funky look to the back of the device. Blue and Purple colourations deliver this funkiness without restrains. However, the Black option portrays more of a shiny behind. Another exciting thing is that Xiaomi avails a transparent edition of the device.

Now, to the unsurprising aspect, the dewdrop notch takes up the top portion of the smartphone. Although it’s expected, anything short of that would have been a significant flaw. Due to that (notch), the phone’s 6.39-inch screen is blessed with a superb 90.7% screen-to-body ratio. As there’s sufficient area for watching YouTube and Instagram videos, the display is accompanied with FHD+ resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels and Corning Gorilla Glass 6.

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Battery and Camera

What handles the duration on the Xiaomi Mi 9 is an average 3,300mAh battery. More was expected as the battery capacity of the smartphone. Nonetheless, the optimisation skill of the chip aboard ensures that the power consumption is minimal, thus, giving an adequate lifespan.

Optics-wise, the device is loaded with three sensors in the rear camera setup. The first of these cameras, which also happens to be the best, is the 48MP primary sensor with f/1.75 aperture. This shooter employs a 4-in-1 binning that makes images come out better. Assisting in this back section are the 12MP telephoto and the 16MP ultra-wide lens. Social media lovers can bask in the excitement of the 20MP AI shooter integrated into the dewdrop notch.

Hardware and Software

One of the hardware’s unusual features is the embedded fingerprint scanner in the lower segment of the AMOLED panel. The in-display fingerprint sensor draws power from the 7nm Snapdragon 855. Unfortunately, no 5G modem was attached to this model, so no 5G connectivity is supported. That’s not totally bad news because 5G is still in the phase of perfection.

Some features that didn’t make it out are the 3.5mm audio jack and the MicroSD card slot. The absence of the latter makes you unable to expand either the 64GB or 128GB storage of the device. Meanwhile, MIUI 10 based on Android OS which is the phone’s software consumes a portion of that storage. Similarly, 6GB and 8GB RAM are complements of the aforesaid storage models.

Xiaomi Mi 9 Price and Availability

The smartphone sells for about 180,000 Naira depending on the location and deal.

Xiaomi Mi 9 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Xiaomi Mi 9:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 9.0 Pie (MIUI 10)
  • Processor: Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 485) (Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855)
  • GPU: Adreno 640
  • Memory: 6GB/8GB RAM
  • Colours: Lavender Violet, Ocean Blue, Piano Black
  • Dimension: 157.5 x 74.7 x 7.6 mm
  • Weight: 173g
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM

Display

  • Display: 6.39-inch, Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 2340 x 1080 pixels (403 ppi)
  • Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 6

Camera

  • Rear Camera: Triple 48MP + 12MP (telephoto) + 16MP (ultra-wide) camera, [email protected],[email protected]/240fps
  • Rear Camera Features: 2x optical zoom, dual pixel phase detection autofocus, dual-LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
  • Front Camera: 20MP camera, 1080p [email protected]

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 64GB / 128GB
  • Memory Card Support: –
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: –

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: –
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 17(700), 20(800), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: 42.2/5.76Mbps
  • CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: LTE-A (4CA) Cat 16 1024/150Mbps
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared Blaster: –
  • USB Port: USB Type-C 1.0

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: –

Entertainment

  • Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
  • Video Player: MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.265 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: –

Navigation

  • Navigation: Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: Yes
  • SpO2: –
  • Pedometer: –
  • Heart Rate Monitor: –
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (under-display)
  • Iris Scanner: –
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: Yes
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: –
  • Water Resistant: –
  • Dust Resistant: –
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes

Battery

  • Battery: 3, 300mAh non-removable Li-Po battery
  • Wireless Charging: Yes, Fast Wireless Charging 20W
  • Fast Charging: Yes, Quick Charge 4+
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Xiaomi Mi 9 Specs and Price was written by Adekunle Adepoju. The article was last modified: June 21st, 2019
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