Xiaomi Mi 9 with Snapdragon 855 SoC, triple rear cameras and in-display fingerprint sensor announced

Xiaomi today announced the Mi 9, the company’s 2019 flagship smartphone in an event as expected. It has a 6.399 inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display, comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection and 90.7% screen to body ratio since it has 3.6 mm small chin, making it 40% slimmer than last year’s Mi 8. It is powered by the latest Snapdragon 855 7nm Mobile Platform with Game Turbo technology and real-time CPU/GPU/FPS monitoring, up to 8GB of RAM and runs Android 9.0 (Pie) out of the box with MIUI 10 on top.

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The phone sports a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor with Laser Autofocus, Phase Detection Auto focus (PDAF) and Contrast Detection Autofocus (CAF), closed-loop Voice Coil Motor (VCM) for improved auto-focusing, Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS), 12-megapixel Samsung S5K3M5 telephoto camera for 2x lossless zoom and a 16-megapixel Sony IMX481 117-degree ultra-wide angle lens. The Mi 9 has managed to score 107 points on DxOMark with 112 points on photo and 99 on video and tops the DxO list by beating the Google Pixel 3/XL and Samsung Galaxy Note 9.

The Mi 9 comes with an optical in-display fingerprint sensor that is equivalent to a 5μm macro camera, which is several times higher than the conventional capacitive fingerprint sensor. The rear uses nano-level laser engraving holography and dual layer nano coating that offers unique colors when light is reflected onto it. It is powered by a 3300mAh battery and has support for 27W fast charging as well as world’s first ever 20W wireless fast charging.

The global announcement will come on 24th of this month during the Mobile World Congress in Spain. But there is no information regarding when the device will be made available for sale anywhere outside China.

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