Xiaomi’s new Mi 9 flagship: Three rear cameras, super-fast wi-fi charging

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Xiaomi has unveiled its 2019 Mi 9 flagship smartphone with three rear cameras and a barely cheaper sibling, the Mi 9 SE. 

The three-camera setup on the rear is likely one of the key variations between final 12 months’s Mi eight, which had two rear cameras. The Mi 9 additionally introduces a curved again and doesn’t embrace a fingerprint sensor on the rear. 

The Mi 9 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor and encompasses a 6.39-inch Samsung AMOLED display with an in-screen fingerprint reader and a small round notch on the prime. 

One other headline function of the Mi 9 is that it is the world’s first smartphone with 20W wi-fi charging. 

The rear cameras included a 48-megapixel fundamental digicam, a 12-megapixel digicam with 2x optical zoom, and a 16-megapixel digicam with wide-angle and macro lens. The entrance digicam can take 20-megapixel photos.

Xiaomi’s Mi 9 is obtainable with 6GB or 8GB of RAM and 128GB of non-obligatory flash storage. A particular clear model with ‘simulated’ inside elements has 12GB or RAM and 256GB onboard storage. 

Do not anticipate the Mi 9 to ship to the US, however after launching in China it must be obtainable in different markets Xiaomi presently ships to. 

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Pre-order gross sales of the Mi 9 kick off in China on February 25 with costs beginning at RMB2,999 ($446) — a value that is certain to attraction to Chinese language shoppers turned off by the value of an iPhone XS.    

Much more interesting to budget-conscious patrons might be the cheaper Mi 9 SE, which begins at RMB1,999 ($297) and options the identical entrance and rear digicam setup because the Mi 9, however runs on a Snapdragon 712 processor. 

The Mi 9 SE encompasses a 5.97-inch display AMOLED display with an in-screen fingerprint reader and the identical notch.    

The Mi 9 SE is obtainable with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage or it is obtainable with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage for RMB2,299 ($341). 

Regardless of Xiaomi’s previous success in China, final 12 months the corporate’s shipments to the world’s greatest smartphone market took a success, alongside Apple. 

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