The Xiaomi Mi 9 is the first smartphone from the Xiaomi to feature the new Snapdragon 855 chipset. It’s also the first flagship of 2019 and was unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The Xiaomi Mi phone succeeds last year’s Mi 8 and comes with a triple rear camera set up – the first ever on a Xiaomi phone.
Xiaomi Mi 9 Design
The Mi 9 design is similar to what we see on most flagships these days. The front and back glass with aluminium frame pretty much sums it up. But the front glass of the Mi 9 is Corning gorilla glass version 6. Whereas the back glass is Corning gorilla glass version 5. Version 6 features better endurance than version 5.
The Mi 9 weighs 173 grams, which is about 4 grams less than its predecessor – the Mi 8. It comes with dimensions of 157.5 x 74.7 x 7.6 mm. Under the display is where you’ll find the fingerprint sensor. The Mi 9 comes in Lavender Violet, Ocean Blue and Piano Black body colours. The Lavender Violet and Ocean Blue colours feature a gradient finish.
Dimensions: 157.5 x 74.7 x 7.6 mm
Weight: 173 grams
Build: Back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame (7000 series)
SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Colours: Lavender Violet, Ocean Blue, Piano Black
3.5 mm jack: No
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Xiaomi Mi 9 Display
The front of the Xiaomi Mi 9 is all home to its 6.39 inches Super AMOLED touchscreen. It features an 85.2% screen-to-body ratio and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The resolution of the display is 1080 x 2340 pixels and 403 PPI density. Xiaomi could have done better with the number of pixels. But the Super AMOLED display still makes it sharp, bright and detailed enough. The display of the Mi 9 sports DCI-P3 and HDR-10.
Type: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Size: 6.39 inches (85.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)
Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Xiaomi Mi 9 Camera
The Mi 9 becomes the first Xiaomi smartphone with a triple rear camera setup. The setup on this phone packs a 48 MP primary lens, 16 MP ultrawide lens and 12 MP telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom. 4K videos can be shot on the Mi 9 at 30/60fps. Sadly, we aren’t getting a dual selfie cam. Instead, the Mi 9 comes with a 20 MP selfie snapper with f/2.0 aperture.
Triple: 48 MP, f/1.8, 1/2″, 0.8µm, Laser/PDAF + 16 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/3.0″, 1.0µm, Laser/PDAF + 12 MP, f/2.2, 54mm (telephoto), 1/3.6″, 1.0µm, Laser/PDAF, 2x optical zoom
Features: Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video: 2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/120/240fps, 1080p@960fps
Single: 20 MP, f/2.0, 0.9µm
Xiaomi Mi 9 Hardware
Inside of the smartphone is the newest Snapdragon 855 chipset which is built on 7 nm manufacturing process. For graphics, the chipset features Adreno 640 GPU. The Xiaomi Mi 9 comes in two RAM size of 6 GB & 8 GB. Then two storage size of 64 GB & 128 GB.
Chipset: Snapdragon 855 (7 nm)
CPU: Octa-core Kryo 485 (1×2.84 GHz & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.8 GHz)
GPU: Adreno 640
Memory: 6GB/64GB, 6GB/128GB, 8GB/128GB
Xiaomi Mi 9 Software
The Mi 9 runs on MIUI 10 skin overlaid on Android 9.0 Pie. The MIUI 10 comes with features such as brightness sliders, notification shade, quick shortcuts, refined system icons and many other features.
OS: Android 9.0 Pie
User Interface: MIUI 10
Sensors: Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Xiaomi Mi 9 Battery
Powering the Mi 9 is a non-removable Li-Po 3,300 mAh battery. Out of the box, the phone features an 18W fast battery charger. It does support 27W fast battery charging but you have to get the charger separately. Also, it supports 20W fast wireless charging.
Type: Non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery
Charging: Fast battery charging 27W (Quick Charge 4+)
Fast wireless charging 20W
Xiaomi Mi 9 Connectivity
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
GPS: Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
Infrared port: Yes
USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
Xiaomi Mi 9 Price