Xiaomi will be launching the Mi MIX 3 5G edition phone by the end Q1 this year. It will be fueled by Snapdragon 855 chipset. The second SD855 powered phone that is expected to debut after the Mi MIX 3 5G edition is the Xiaomi Mi 9 handset. A leakster from China has shared juicy information on the specifications and pricing of the smartphone.
Xiaomi Mi 9 Full Specifications (Rumor)
According to the Chinese tipster, the Xiaomi Mi 9 will be adopting a waterdrop notch display design like the OnePlus 6T handset. It is expected to house a 6.4-inch AMOLED screen with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and full HD+ resolution. It is expected to feature an in-display fingerprint scanner. The handset will be measuring 155 x 75 x 7.6mm.
When it to comes to chipset, the Snapdragon 855 SoC will be present under the hood of the device. The tipster has revealed that it won’t be featuring X50 LTE modem that offers 5G connectivity. Instead, the SD855 will come equipped with X24 LTE modem. The handset will be packed with a 3,500mAh battery. There won’t be support for wireless charging on the device. However, it will carry support for 32W fast charging.
A recent report had claimed that the Xiaomi Mi 9 will be the first smartphone from the company to arrive with triple rear cameras. The new has revealed that the triple camera setup of the Mi 9 will include 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 as the primary sensor, a 12-megapixel secondary sensor and a 3D ToF (Time of Flight) camera. For capturing selfies, it has a front-facing camera of 24-megapixel IMX576 sensor. Here is a render of the Xiaomi Mi 9 that was recently shared by popular tipster and designer Benjamin Geskin.
Xiaomi Mi 9 Pricing and Release (Rumor)
The Xiaomi Mi 9 is speculated to carry a price tag of 2,999 Yuan (~$436) for the starting variant that include 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of inbuilt storage. The tipster has claimed that the phone will be releasing in March. Last year, Xiaomi had held a launch event at the end of May to announce the Mi 8 series. This suggested that the Mi 9 series may debut around May end this year. However, if the Mi 9 handset is really going to release in March as the leakster has claimed, Xiaomi may announce it along with Mi MIX 3 5G handset at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) tech expo in February in Barcelona, Spain.