Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G with Snapdragon 855+ and 40W fast charging announced

The Xiaomi Mi 9 5G Pro and Mi MIX Alpha have gone official today in China. The Mi 9 Pro 5G is an advanced version of the Xiaomi Mi 9 that was announced in February this year. The Mi 9 Pro 5G comes with a tall aspect ratio display, the latest Snapdragon 855+ chipset and faster wired and wireless charging technologies.

Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G Specifications and Features

The glass bodied Mi 9 Pro 5G is equipped with a full HD+ S-AMOLED display measuring 6.39 inches. It offers a tall aspect ratio of 19.5:9 and screen to body ratio of 90.7 percent. The Snapdragon 855+ mobile platform powers the smartphone with up to 12GB of RAM. The handset offers a massive internal storage of 512GB. The Mi 9 Pro 5G does not feature a microSD card slot for expansion however.

The Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G draws power from a 4,000mAh battery. It supports 40W fast charging, and the battery can be fully charged in 48 minutes. It also supports 30W wireless charging that allows the phone to charge completely in 69 minutes. Additionally, the smartphone supports 10W reverse wireless charging. Xiaomi has also included vapor chamber liquid cooling technology and a graphite-based heat dissipation system inside the device to regulate its internal temperature. It can effectively reduce the inner temperature by 10.2 degrees during intensive usage.

The phone runs Android 9 Pie with the latest MIUI 11 skin. When it comes to photography, it features the same AI powered Sony IMX586 48-megapixel + 12-megapixel + 16-megapixel triple rear cameras and 20-megapixel front camera that is available on the Xiaomi Mi 9. The smartphone ships with the newest version of Xiao AI 3.0 smart voice assistant. There is a customised linear motor inside the device for a better haptic feedback experience while typing and playing games.

For an enhanced 5G signal reception, the Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G is equipped with 7 antennas. In field tests, the smartphone could reach download speeds of up to 1.78Gbps. The other features of the Mi 9 Pro 5G are dual-SIM dual standby, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, dual frequency GPS and USB Type-C. There is no 3.5mm audio jack on the device. An in-display fingerprint sensor is present for unlocking the phone.

Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G Pricing and Availability

The Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G comes in 8GB + 128GB, 8GB + 256GB, 12GB + 256GB and 12GB + 512GB variants which are priced at 3,699 Yuan (~Rs 36,900), 3,799 Yuan (~Rs 37,900), 4,099 Yuan (~Rs 40,900) and 4,299 Yuan (~Rs 42,900) respectively.

The pre-sales of the Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G begins today in China. It will be hitting the Chinese markets on September 27th. It is available in Dream White and Titanium colour editions. There is no word on the international availability of the smartphone.

Anvinraj Valiyathara

Anvin is a self-proclaimed geek who has been writing about smartphones for nearly 10 years. After using phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note, Sony Xperia Mini, Lumia 730, Lumia 950, Honor 7, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Honor 8 Pro to name a few, he is now a happy user of the POCO F1. In his free time, he participates in church activities and likes to travel.