Xiaomi Mi 9 Will Launch In China On February 20
Xiaomi shared an image on its Weibo account yesterday, which indicated that an important announcement regarding a new smartphone is on the line. A lot of people expected the device to be the new Mi 9. Even though the poster didn’t reveal a lot of information, it pointed towards a time of 10.00 a.m. While keeping things interesting, they used an all-black image of a digital alarm clock from MIUI.
As of today, Xiaomi has announced that they will host a launch event for the Mi 9 on February 20. The Mi 9 will be a flagship device, and Xiaomi Executives are claiming that the smartphone is the best looking handset from Xiaomi so far. They also claim that the device will be very powerful in terms of performance, which we’ll have to see when the device gets launched.
Previous reports indicate that the upcoming Xiaomi Mi 9 will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC, with an octa-core CPU. The phone’s performance can be analyzed from its Geekbench score, which showed up back in January. The Mi 9 racked up a single-core score of 3158 and a multi-core score of 11174 points.
The device is also expected to support 27W fast charging, and it will probably run Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box, with MI’s custom UI on top. The smartphone may have a triple-camera setup (arranged vertically) to compete with the other smartphones in the category. A 48 MP + 12 MP + 3D ToF camera setup may be revealed to us in the end after all. The phone is speculated to sport a 6.4 inch display, with an in-display fingerprint sensor. The Mi 9 may be powered by a 3,500 mAh battery.
All these features hint towards the fact that Xiaomi is looking to compete aggressively in the mid-budget phone segment. The Chinese brand is going up against brands like Motorola, Honor, and Samsung. And looking at Xiaomi’s position in the market right now, it’s a risk-worthy step to take.