Xiaomi has finally confirmed that the company’s 2019 flagship Mi 9 smartphone, successor of last year’s Mi 8 will be announced on February 20th at an event in China. The phone was spotted on the internet last week, and the official teaser confirms the design with triple vertical rear cameras and a flash.
Xiaomi has also announced a special limited edition case for the Mi 9 which comes in green and purple colors. Mi 9 comes with a code name “Battle Angel”. Xiaomi CEO Lu Weibing after a meeting at Xiaomi’s R&D facility in Shenzhen confirmed that its flagship smartphone will be powered by Snapdragon 855, so the Mi 9 will likely come with the SoC, but it is not clear if it will come with 5G MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) support.
Live images of the phone have surfaced. It is expected to pack a 6.4-inch Full HD+ OLED display with a waterdrop notch screen, 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 primary rear camera sensor and a 20MP secondary camera, a 3500mAh battery with support for 27W fast charging. The device comes with dual sim support, but without storage expansion. Xiaomi might launch a 512 GB version of the Mi 9 with 8 GB of RAM and a 256 GB or 128 GB versions paired with 6GB RAM. The device runs Android Pie with MIUI on top, but we are not sure whether it is MIUI 11 or not. It is rumored to start at 2999 yuan (US$ 443 / ₹ 31,500 approx.). We should know more details on February 20.