Through a launch event today in China, Xiaomi has taken off covers from Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G and Mi MIX Alpha smartphones. The Chinese manufacturer also unleashed the MIUI 11 update. With a price tag of 3,699 Yuan (~$520), the Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro has arrived as the cheapest 5G phone in China. Some of the exciting features of the Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G include Snapdragon 855+ chipset, 30W wireless charging and 48-megapixel triple rear cameras.
Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G Specifications and Features
In terms of design, the Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G bears resemblance with Xiaomi Mi 9 phone that was announced in February this year. The Mi 9 Pro 5G that comes with glass panels on front and rear with a metallic frame in between measures 157.21 x 74.64 x 8.54mm and weighs 196 grams.
The Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G has a full HD+ 6.39-inch Super AMOLED display with dot notch. With 19.5:9 aspect ratio display onboard, the phone offers a screen-to-body ratio of 90.7 percent. The screen of the phone is integrated with a fingerprint scanner. The 2.96GHz Snapdragon 855+ mobile platform is the driving force of the smartphone. The handset comes with up to 12 GB of RAM. It offers an internal storage of up to 512 GB. There is no support for microSD card on the device.
The Mi 9 Pro has a 4,000mAh battery that comes with support for 40W wired charging which takes 48 minutes to fully charge the device by using the in-box 45W charger. The Mi 9 Pro 5G also supports 30W wireless charging and 10W reverse charging. It takes 69 minutes to fully charge the Mi 9 Pro 5G through 30W wireless charging.
The Mi 9 Pro 5G is equipped with vapor chamber liquid cooling technology along with graphite-based heat dissipation tech that can considerably reduce the internal temperature by up to 10.2 degrees. The smartphone offers better haptic feedback as it features a custom linear motor that vibrations while typing, zooming on camera and playing games. It features the same cameras that are available on the Mi 9 handset. Hence, it offers users with a front-facing camera of 20-megapixel and Sony IMX586 48-megapixel + 12-megapixel telephoto + 16-megapixel ultrawide triple camera system.
The MIUI 11 based Android 9 Pie OS runs on the Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G. The device comes with the latest Xiao AI 3.0 voice assistant. The handset lacks a 3.5mm audio jack. The usual connectivity features like dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, dual band GPS and USB-C are available on the Mi 9 Pro 5G. It is equipped with 7 antennas for stutter-free 5G connectivity.Video Player00:0001:39
Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G Price and Release Date
Here are the pricing and color variants of the Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G:
- 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage – 3,699 Yuan (~$520)
- 8 GB RAM + 256 GB storage – 3,799 Yuan (~$555)
- 12 GB RAM + 256 GB storage – 4,099 Yuan (~$576)
- 12 GB RAM + 512 GB storage – 4,299 Yuan (`$665)
Color variants: Dream White and Titanium Black
The pre-sales of the Mi 9 Pro 5G begins today in China and it will be hitting the markets on Sept. 27 at 10 AM (local time). The buyers of the phone will be provided with a 1 TB of Mi Cloud storage worth 499 Yuan / year for free.