Xiaomi is planning to launch a 5G version of its 2019 flagship, the Mi 9. The Mi 9 5G, as the phone has been dubbed, will not just include a 5G modem, but will actually differ from the LTE model in other key areas. Thanks to TENAA, we now know the phone’s full specs.
The Mi 9 5G will keep the 6.39-inch AMOLED display of the LTE model. Contrary to earlier reports, the resolution has not been changed. It is still 2340 x 1080 (FHD+) and not 2K.
One of the major changes in the phone is the processor. It is powered by an octa-core chipset clocked at 2.96GHz which we know is the Snapdragon 855+. TENAA lists three RAM variants – 6GB, 8GB, and 12GB, with 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB of storage respectively.
The cameras do not seem to have changed. The listing says the main rear camera is a 48MP sensor but doesn’t list the other two rear cameras. The front-facing camera is also unchanged at 20MP. The phone will also have 2x optical zoom like the LTE model.
The Mi 9 5G will run Android 9 Pie, have an in-display fingerprint scanner, and pack a 4000mAh battery. The battery capacity has been bumped up by 700mAh and it also supports fast charging which previous reports say is 45W and not 27W like the standard model.
TENAA also reveals that the Mi 9 5G is thicker and heavier than the non-5G model. It measures 8.95 millimeters and weighs 196 grams. Listed colors include Black, Red, Blue, Pink, White, Green, Purple, and Gray.
With respect to the design, nothing has changed much. The only noticeable difference is the first rear camera which has a red ring around it like the Mi 9 Transparent Edition.
There is no info on when the phone will launch but seeing as it already got approved by TENAA, a release date should be around the corner.