Xiaomi Mi 9 launched with SD855, 48MP tricamera from RM1816?!

Earlier today, Xiaomi had just launched their brand new Mi 9 as their newest flagship representation. Instead of focusing on price to value of a smartphone, Xiaomi has been moving their product to another level by offering higher quality product with some adjustment on retail price. Let’s have a look on what does it offers!

Xiaomi Mi 9 specifications:

  • Runs on MIUI 10 based on Android 9
  • 6.4 inch (1080p) Super AMOLED display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor @ 2.84GHz
  • 6/8/12GB (LDPPR4X) + 128/256GB (UFS 2.1) storage space
  • Rear 48MP camera (f / 1.75 or f / 1.47) +12MP (f / 2.2 aperture) portrait camera + 16MP (f / 2.2 aperture) with macro & super wide angle camera, laser focus
  • Front 20 MPlens
  • 3300mAh battery
  • 27W wired flash charging
  • USB Type-C interface
  • Support wireless charging, support 20W wireless fast charge
  • Support NFC
  • Game Turbo
  • Screen fingerprint recognition
  • Holographic double coating process
  • 173g
  • Sky blue, space gray, phantom purple, transparent edition


Retails at

6+128GB:RMB 2999(~RM1816)

8+128GB:RMB 3299(~RM1998)

12+256GB:RMB 3999(~RM2422)

This smartphone was built with a focus to be something elegant and beautiful. The rear panel is designed to reflect certain light rays thus revealing beautiful spectrum of colours.

As for its thickness, the Mi 9 is only 7.61mm thick at weighted at 173g.

As for the display, Xiaomi 9 brings a 6.4 inches Super AMOLED dewdrop display with screen to ratio at 90.7%, resolution at 1080p. It is capable to achieve 600 nit so reading under sunlight should be an ease. The bottom bezel is also reduced 40% to a thickness of 3.6mm thus putting more display on the front.There is also a eye protection mode which is certified by German electronic engineer association.


The Xiaomi 9 also brings a triple camera with a 48MP primary camera, 12MP camera and a 16MP camera. The lens is covered with sapphire glass and powered by Sony IMX 586 that’s sized at 1/2″ with pixel size at 1.6μm.


In the meantime, Xiaomi 9 also bring ultra night mode which focus flawlessly even in low light condition.

Then 12MP front camera has a focal length of 50mm which is great in creating natural background blurring effect.

As for the 3rd 16MP rear camera, it primary role is to be involved in capturing wide angle shots with image adjusted to avoid distortion. Apart from its wide angle function, it is able to capture macro image up to 4cm.

Other features such as AI recognition to select best mode for the local scenario is also available.

Their CEO Leijun also proudly announced that their camera performance is on top 2 of the world, and its video recording performance is first of the world, overrunning all smartphones.

960fps slow mo video capture is also available on the Mi 9.

Xiaomi also features the 5th generation fingerprint scanner at reduces recognition time up to 25%.

Antutu benchmark reveals a score at 387851 for the device performance, greatly accounted by the Snapdragon 855 with max clock rate at 2.84Ghz.

In the other hand, Xiaomi also launched Game Turbo technology that optimize gaming performance by preventing lags and reducing latency for greater gameplay.

There is also a dedicated AI key to launch the Xiaomi dedicated voice assistant.

As for its battery, the Xiaomi Mi 9 battery is sized at 3300mAh battery with wireless charging support. Normal wired charging could reach up to 27W while wireless charging could reach up to 20W. It is possible to recharge 70% battery in just half an hour!

Furthermore, Xiaomi also launched their 1000mAh powerbank which is able to support 20W quickcharging in the future.

Other features such as NFC, dual band GPS is supported.

Apart from the standard variant, Xiaomi also launches the exploration edition in which the rear panel is covered with a sticker which showing hardware components of the smartphone within a thin layer of glass.

Currently, there is no news on local & China availability yet.


Xiao Mi