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All you need to know about the new Xiaomi phone Mi 9

Xiaomi has announced the launch of its long-awaited phone Xiaomi Mi 9 in Europe and China, this after spending weeks dropping it to eyedropper the key information about the device to awaken our emotion. And what is certain is that the phone doesn’t disappoint, as it not only brings the Snapdragon processor 855, but also the first camera triple lens of Xiaomi and a body of glass beautifully designed. Then, all that we know about this new phone.

Design

Xiaomi Mi 9

The Xiaomi Mi 9 is made of glass, with a sheet of 2.5 D Gorilla Glass 6 in the back, and Gorilla Glass 5 in the front on an AMOLED screen of 6.4 inches with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels. The body comes in four different colors. The standard black looks very good, but the versions blue lavender are quite appealing. In addition, there is a transparent version, as we saw in My 8 Pro Explorer Edition. What you see are not real components, but only the representations, but one can’t deny that it looks pretty good.

Performance and battery

There is enough fire power under the hood of the My 9, as it brings in its entrails the latest processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, which can operate at speeds of up to 2.84 GHz. The My 9 has 6 GB of RAM and comes with 64 GB or 128 GB of internal storage space. Xiaomi has been one of the first manufacturers to announce the inclusion of the new chip, along with OnePlus and Lenovo.

The battery power of 3,300 mAh can seem small, but the greater efficiency of the Snapdragon 855 should make it last longer than expected. In addition, the My 9 comes with wireless charging, with a charger rated at 20 watts specially designed for Xiaomi. It is an extra that costs about $25 more dollars, and charge the phone in about an hour and 40 minutes. With the cable, a full charge will take an hour and five minutes, according to Xiaomi.

Camera

This is the first time that Xiaomi uses a camera triple lens in one of its smartphones, and its specifications do not disappoint. The lens is the main sensor IMX586 of Sony, like the one that is installed in the Honor View 20, and has 48 megapixels with an aperture of f/1.75, in addition to a smart technology that can combine four pixels into one. This improves dramatically the quality of the image when there is little light.

This lens is attached to a telephoto lens, 12 megapixels and a wide-angle 16-megapixel camera with a field of view of 117 degrees. The camera selfie has 20 megapixels, and this camera as the main is enhanced by artificial intelligence. This includes a Modes portrait, night Mode and other scene detection. The co-founder of Xiaomi, Wang Chuan, through the social network Weibo, recently posted some images taken with My 9 to show their ability.

Security, software, and special features

A fingerprint sensor of a fifth generción is located below the screen. Is –supposedly– quite better than the sensor installed in My 8 Pro, and promises to respond with more speed and more reliability. It also has a special function: press and hold it, and you will see three shortcuts when the phone is unlocked: a search button, a calendar reminder and a QR code scanner.

On the side of the phone there is an additional button that is used to activate the Google Assistant, but also can be programmed to perform other tasks, such as opening the camera app. The Xiaomi Mi 9 comes Android 9.0 Foot with MIUI 10.2.

Price and availability

The Xiaomi Mi 9 has been announced for Europe and China. The price in Europe is set at €500 euros, about $570 dollars, although Xiaomi still has not confirmed the price it will have in the Uk. Is expected to launch soon.

*Updated march 15, 2019.

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