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Xiaomi Launches The Mi 9 SE Alongside The Mi 9

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Xiaomi Launches The Mi 9 SE Alongside The Mi 9

Specifications
Status

Launched

Manufacturer

Xiaomi

Model / Variant

Mi 9 SE

Launch Date

February 20, 2019

Price

Rs 21,000(64GB)
Rs 24,000(128GB)

Dimensions

147.5 x 70.5 x 7.45mm

Weight

155g

Design

Glass Front
Glass Back

Colors

Lavender Violet
Ocean Blue
Piano Black

Display Size and Type

5.97-inch
Super AMOLED

Display Resolution

2340 x 1080 px

Protection

Gorilla Glass 5

Chipset

Snapdragon 712

CPU

Octa-core

GPU

Adreno 616

Memory Storage

64GB
128GB

RAM

6GB

Memory Expandability

N/A

Operating System

MIUI 10
Android 9 Pie

Primary Camera

48 MP f/1.75
8MP f/2.4
13MP f/2.4

Camera Features

Ultra-Wide angle
Portrait Mode
960fps Super slo-mo

Primary Video

2160 @ 30fps

Secondary Camera

20MP

Secondary Camera Video

1080p @ 30fps

Battery

3070mAh

2G Network

B2 / B3 / B5 / B8

3G Network

WCDMA: B1 / B2 / B5 / B8
TD-SCDMA: B34 / B39
CDMA EVDO BC0

4G / LTE Network

LTE FDD: B1 / B3 / B5 / B7 / B8
LTE TDD: B34 / B38 / B39 / B40 / B41

Connectivity

Dual 4G VoLTE
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
USB Type-C

SIM Type

Nano

Other Features

In-display fingerprint
NFC
IR Blaster

Xiaomi at an event in China launched its flagship smartphone, the Mi 9 and the Mi 9 Explorer Edition. While the flagships were the stars of the show, the company also introduced a mid-range offering, the Mi 9 SE at the same event. The smartphone is the ‘lite’ version of the Mi 9 and also the first device in the world with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 SoC.

Mi 9 SE: Build & Features

The Mi 9 SE measures 147.5 x 70.5 x 7.45mm and weighs 155g. Like the Mi 9, the device also has a glass sandwich design with a gradient design on the back. For protection against scratches and drops, the display of the smartphone has Gorilla Glass 5. It sports a 5.97-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2340×1080 px. The display has a pixel density of 432PPI and a screen to body ratio of 90.47%. The device has a fifth generation in-display fingerprint scanner and supports face unlock.

Like its elder sibling, the Mi 9 SE also features a triple rear camera setup which comprises of 48 MP, f/1.75 Sony IMX586 sensor combined with an 8MP, f/2.4 telephoto lens and a 13MP, f/2.4 wide-angle lens. The device has a 20MP selfie camera which is the same as the flagship Mi 9. It can also capture 4K video at 30fps from the rear camera setup while the front camera can record 1080p videos at 30fps. Under the hood, the smartphone runs on the Snapdragon 712 SoC which is manufactured using 10nm fabrication process. It consists of an Octa-core CPU combined with an Adreno 616 GPU.

The Mi 9 SE is powered a 3070mAh battery which supports 18W fast charging. The device also supports NFC and runs on the latest MIUI 10 on top of Android 9 Pie. In terms of memory and storage, the smartphone is available in two storage variants which are as follows:

  • 6 GB RAM + 64 GB ROM
  • 6 GB RAM + 128 GB ROM
Mi 9 SE: Pricing & Availability

Xiaomi has launched the Mi 9 SE in three colour variants namely Lavender Violet, Ocean Blue, and Piano Black. The smartphone has been priced at CNY 1,999 (around Rs 21,000) for the base model and CNY 2,299 (around Rs 24,000) for the version with 128GB internal storage. Unfortunately, the company has not provided any information about its India launch. 

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