After going through several teasers in the past few days, Xiaomi finally announced the first flagship of 2019- Xiaomi Mi 9. It was unveiled at the special event held in Beijing. Another interesting point is the Xiaomi Mi 9 launch happened just a few hours ahead of the Samsung Galaxy S10 launch event. Surprisingly! This is also the first smartphone that is announced with the Snapdragon 855 processor. Along with the Xiaomi Mi 9 in Dubai, the Chinese company also unveiled the cheaper Xiaomi MI 9 SE variant and the Xiaomi Mi 9 Transparent edition. It arrives with the leading features such as triple camera, AMOLED screen, and latest processor. Additionally, Xiaomi preferred to use the same water drop notch that was designed by Samsung.
Being the high-end flagship Xiaomi smartphone, the Xiaomi Mi 9 comes in with a premium design language with nearly bezel-less design, water-drop notch, triple rear camera setup and more. The front end of the device has 6.39-inches FHD+ AMOLED display with the latest Gorilla Glass 6 protection. It stands out of the future handsets with the transparent back in the Xiaomi Mi 9 Transparent Edition. The device has a 90.7 body to screen ratio and is reported to be 40 percent thinner than the previous models. It gets the optical in-display fingerprint scanner that is claimed to be 25 percent faster and accurate than its predecessors.
Being the future generation device, the Xiaomi Mi 9 is given a 7nm Qualcomm Snapdragon which comes with the Adreno 640 GPU to handle graphical tasks. It is accompanied by 6GB/8GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The Xiaomi Mi 9 Transparent edition is given a bit higher RAM of 12GB and 256GB of storage. It runs on Android 9 Pie with the MIUI 10.2 layered on the top. It also supports Game Turbo mode which enhances the gaming performance such as PUBG mobile. As in the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, the device is equipped with a 3300mAh battery and has wireless charging support. The 27W fast charger can charge the device over an hour.
For the Xiaomi Mi 9, it has adopted the triple camera setup of primary 48MP sensor, 16MP super wide angle lens, and 12MP telephoto lens. There is a flash module that is inserted behind the glass on the rear. It gets the electronic image stabilization feature and can capture 4K videos at 60fps. On the front end, there is a 20MP sensor with a water drop notch. In fact, Xiaomi Mi 9 managed to get a DxOMark score of 107 thus making it par with iPhone XS Max and Huawei P20 Pro.
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All the three versions of the Xiaomi Mi 9 is said to launch first in China on February 26. Pre-orders are already open. There is no word on the international availability of the Xiaomi Mi 9. In case, it makes its appearance, then the Xiaomi Mi 9 price in UAE for the base variant 6GB/128GB would be AED 1634, 8GB/128GB would cost AED 1806. The Xiaomi Mi 9 transparent edition may cost around AED 2189. The lower end model Xiaomi Mi 9 SE will be given out for AED 1101.