A post on Chinese social media giant Weibo bares every detail about the upcoming Xiaomi Mi 9 although take it with a pinch of salt. The upcoming smartphone features a 6.4-inch 1080p AMOLED display with an aspect ratio of 19:9 and yes, there is a waterdrop notch to it too resembling that of OnePlus 6T.
Further, the phone has a similar front side as OnePlus 6T and it’s rear end resembles Huawei P20 Pro with a triple camera setup arranged in an array of dual and single sensors vertically aligned with a LED flash. The device will feature an in-display fingerprint scanner that works with light that emits from the sensor towards the ridges on a finger to allow access to the user.
Moving on, the device packs in the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 or 8150 octa-core chipset with X24 LTE modem which is kind of fishy since Mi 9 was rumored to feature a 5G support (X50 Modem) but hey, its Xiaomi, it can launch a 5G edition of Xiaomi Mi 9 too so chill.
The phone will capture stunning images with its front 24.8MP IMX576 camera which the back is populated with a 48MP IMX586 main snapper, the 12MP secondary sensor (probably a wide-angle or telephoto) and a third 3D Time-of-Flight (TOF) sensor. It is speculated to run on MIUI 10-based Android Pie 9.0 which is the latest in all flagship and mid-range smartphones.
By dimensions, it is 81.55x75x7.6mm which is still a thin smartphone and the photos reveal it has a tiny bezel at the front which is another plus point too. It packs in a 3,500 mAh Li-Ion battery companied by 32W Quick Charging 4.0 and has a fast charging capability but does not expect wireless charging.
Further, the base configuration is 6GB RAM and 128GB and since it says ‘base’, there will be a number of options such as 8/10GB and 256GB internal storage. Finally, the Xiaomi Mi 9 price is expected to be around 2,999 Chinese Yuan or $437.
Xiaomi Mi 9 release date
There are a number of key dates that Xiaomi could opt to launch the successor to Mi 8. It could make its appearance at the MWC 2019 in late February and its availability is projected to be in March 2019. Stick to updates on Xiaomi Mi 9 on True-Tech to stay tuned about the progress in the coming days.
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