Several brands are expected to unveil their new smartphones during the Mobile World Congress 2019 expo and Xiaomi is one of them. While all eyes are set on the Chinese smartphone manufacturer’s upcoming smartphone with dual-foldable screen, the company has announced that it will unveil the Mi 9 on February 20, lining with all pre-MWC smartphone announcements. Xiaomi has shared the Mi 9’s launch teaser as an image through Chinese social networking website Weibo. The phone has also received certifications through TENAA and MIIT with model numbers M1920F1A and M1902F1T. The Xiaomi Mi 9 will succeed last year’s Mi 8 smartphone, and come with improvements largely revolving around the camera and performance. It could have the same 48MP camera sensor as that of the Redmi Note 7 and the Honor View 20. Let us have a look at the expected specifications.
Xiaomi Mi 9 Expected Specifications
The Mi 9 is expected to carry a largely similar aluminum-and-glass construction as that of the Mi 8. However, there will be a few visible changes, including the screen’s shape and the rear-facing camera assembly. The phone is expected to feature a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED screen with Full HD+ resolution, Corning Gorilla Glass protection, 19:9 aspect ratio, HDR10 video playback capability and a U-shaped notch. A 24MP selfie camera could be accommodated into the display notch. At the rear, the phone is expected a triple-camera setup, consisting of a 48MP main sensor, a 12MP secondary sensor, and a 3D ToF (Time of Flight) sensor. The phone will most probably support 4K 60fps video recording.
Xiaomi could launch the Mi 9 with MIUI 10 software that’s based on Android 9 Pie. It will use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor which has an octa-core Kryo 485 CPU and Adreno 640 GPU. It could come with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage in its base variant. The phone could have stereo loudspeakers, IP68 certification for dust and water resistance, an in-display fingerprint reader, and a 3500mAh battery with fast charging support. On the connectivity front, the Mi 9 could come featuring GPS, a dual-SIM card slot, dual-4G LTE, dual-band gigabit Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 5.0 (with aptX, aptX HD and LDAC), NFC, and USB Type-C port. Since the introduction of the Mi 6, none of Xiaomi’s high-end phones have been released with a 3.5mm headphone jack, so we expect the same with the Mi 9 as well.