Today Xiaomi held a press conference in Beijing and, as was announced, the Mi 9 Pro smartphone was among the devices presented. This new device comes with updated specifications, the latest version of MIUI 11 and dual-5G connectivity at an affordable price. The phone also comes with a few interesting aspects that were not available on a smartphone until now. But first, let’s look at the specifications.
The Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro comes with the latest Snapdragon 855+ chipset, up to 12GB of RAM and up to 512GB of internal storage. There will also be versions with 8GB of RAM that will come with either 128GB or 256GB of internal storage. The AMOLED screen measures 6.39″ in diagonal and has a FullHD+ resolution. It does not have a 90Hz refresh rate, but it does come with HDR10 support. A waterdrop cutout is on the top to holds the 20MP selfie camera. The back of the phone holds the triple-camera setup that consists of a 48MP main sensor, a 12MP telephoto camera, and a 16MP ultrawide camera.
The biggest update is the inclusion of 5G connectivity, something that we will be seeing more and more on future smartphones. But the Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro also has other tricks up its sleeves. It supports 40W wired charging as well as 30W wireless charging. Furthermore, the phone also has reverse wireless charging for up to 10W. This means that you can recharge other devices quite fast if needed. Xiaomi also includes a 45W charger in the box that is so powerful that it could charge some laptops.
The phone is a bit more expensive compared to the starting price of the original Mi 9, but not as much as you would expect. The base model will start at 3,699 Yuan (approximately $520). Orders will start this Friday in China and shipping next week. The phone will be sold in two colors: Dream White and Titanium Black. No words so far on a global release.