Xiaomi Mi 9 Transparent Edition 8GB RAM, 256GB Storage Variant Coming This Month

Last month, Xiaomi launched the much-awaited Mi 9 smartphone in China. The flagship device sports an all-curved design along with a holographic illusion finish. Additional highlights include a triple rear camera set up (with 48MP primary sensor), Game Turbo tech, and a 5th-gen in-display fingerprint sensor. The company also launched the Mi 9 Transparent Edition and Mi 9 SE models. Read more to find about Xiaomi Mi 9 Price in India, Specifications, and Features

Xiaomi Mi 9

Price and Availability

Price (starting) CNY 2,999 (approx Rs 31,800)

The Xiaomi Mi 9 is priced in China at CNY 2,999 (approx Rs 31,800) for the 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage variant. Whereas the 8GB RAM/ 128GB storage model costs CNY 3,299 (approx Rs 34,900).

The Mi 9 Transparent Edition (12GB RAM/ 256GB storage) comes with a price tag of CNY 3,999 (approx Rs 42,300). An 8GB RAM/ 128GB storage variant of the Transparent Edition will arrive in March this year.

While the Mi 9 SE costs CNY 1,999 (approx Rs 21,200) for the 64GB storage variant, the Mi 9 SE 128GB storage model is priced at CNY 2,299 (approx Rs 24,350).

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Processor octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640 GPU
Internal Storage 128GB UFS2.1+
Display 6.39-inch, Samsung AMOLED, full-HD+ resolution, Gorilla Glass 6 protection, 600 nits brightness
OS Android 9.0 Pie
Primary (Rear) Camera Triple (48P + 16MP + 12MP) with flash
Front Camera 20MP
Battery 3,300mAh
Dual SIM Yes

The new smartphone is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor along with Adreno 640 GPU, 6GB/ 8GB LPDDR4X RAM, and 128GB UFS2.1+ storage.

In terms of optics, the Xiaomi Mi 9 sports a triple camera setup on the back. It combines a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 primary sensor (1.0-micron pixel size, f/2.2 aperture, four-in-one 12-megapixel effective pixels) with a 16-megapixel Sony IMX481 secondary sensor (f/2.2 aperture, 117-degrees field-of-view) and a 12-megapixel tertiary sensor (f/2.2 aperture).

For selfies and video calling, the handset sports a 20-megapixel front camera. The 3,300mAh battery supports 20W wireless charging and 27W wired fast charging support.

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  • 20MP selfie cam
  • Triple rear cameras
  • 48MP camera sensor
  • Android 9.0 Pie OS
  • 4G VoLTE
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth v5.0
  • GPS/ A-GPS
  • Multi-functional NFC chip
  • Dual-frequency GPS
  • In-display fingerprint sensor
  • Always-On color display
  • IR blaster
  • USB Type-C port
  • On-screen ambient light sensor
  • Ultrasonic proximity sensor

The Xiaomi Mi 9 runs Android 9.0 Pie operating system with MIUI 10 on top. It comes with a dedicated AI button for Google Assistant. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, IR blaster, and a USB Type-C port.

The dual-SIM smartphone features a 6.39-inch Samsung AMOLED display with full-HD+ resolution, Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection, and 600 nits of brightness. It features a waterdrop-style notch and 90.7 percent screen-to-body ratio with a thickness of 7.61mm.

The Xiaomi Mi 9 comes preloaded with features like a screen dimming optimization, reading mode 2.0, high brightness mode, and a Sunlight mode 2.0. The camera also has a Moon mode and comes with an optimized experience for TikTok users.

Additional highlights include a multi-functional NFC chip, dual-frequency GPS, 5th-gen in-display fingerprint sensor, Always-On color display, an IR blaster, and a Smart Antenna feature. It also comes with an on-screen ambient light sensor and an ultrasonic proximity sensor.

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Xiaomi Mi 9 Transparent Edition

Xiaomi Mi 9

The Xiaomi Mi 9 Transparent Edition sports similar specs as the Mi 9. However, it comes with the full-surface transparent back and 8GB/ 12GB LPDDR4X RAM. Additionally, the 48MP primary sensor sports a seven-piece lens with an f/1.47 aperture on top (instead of the f/2.2 lens on the standard edition).

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE

On the other hand, the Mi 9 SE features a 5.97-inch Samsung AMOLED display. It is powered by a Snapdragon 712 processor along with Adreno 616 GPU and 6GB RAM. The triple rear camera setup uses a 48-megapixel primary sensor, 8-megapixel secondary sensor, and a 16-megapixel tertiary sensor. The 3,070mAh battery supports 18W fast charging. Other specifications and features remain the same as the Mi 9.

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