Xiaomi introduced its flagship smartphone Mi 9 and the Redmi Note 7 in the UAE with aggressive pricing on both the handsets to compete with the likes of Samsung and Huawei.
Although Xiaomi is the fourth largest phone manufacturer in the world, it hasn’t quite had the same impact in the UAE and other Middle Eastern countries.
Xiaomi is hoping to change that with the Mi 9 which is powered by Snapdragon 855 chipset, has a triple camera setup and features 20W fast wireless charging. Also being launched in the Redmi Note 7 with a waterdrop notch and a 48MP camera along with Snapdragon 660 chipset and 4GB RAM/64GB storage.
Xiaomi Mi 9 specifications and price
Mi 9 features a 6.39-inch AMOLED panel which has been sourced from Samsung. It has a Full HD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) resolution and supports HDR playback. The phone has a 90.7% screen-to-body ratio due to the waterdrop-style notch implementation on the front. There’s a protective layer of Corning’s Gorilla Glass 6 on the front to minimize daily wear and tear.
The phone’s chassis is crafted out of 7000 series aluminum and has a layer of Gorilla Glass 5 on the rear. It is 7.6mm at its thickest point and weighs around 173 grams.
Coming to the camera, the Mi 9 sports three cameras on the back and the modules are covered in Sapphire glass for added protection. The three cameras consist of a primary 48MP camera which has a Sony IMX586 sensor with an f/1.75 aperture and quad-Bayer pixel array.
The secondary 12MP camera uses a Samsung S5K3M5 telephoto sensor which has an f/2.2 aperture and 2x optical zoom. Xiaomi has also provided a wide-angle camera which makes up the third camera of the Mi 9. It has a Sony IMX481 powered 16MP sensor with a 117-degree field of view.
DxOMark has awarded the Mi 9 with 107 points which makes it the third-best camera phone in their list, only after Huawei’s Mate 2 Pro and P20 Pro.
On the front, the Mi 9 sports a 20MP camera with an f/2.0 aperture for selfies. More