Xiaomi Mi 9 specs and features revealed ahead of launch

Xiaomi Mi 9 specs and features revealed ahead of launch

Rounak Jain

We are only a couple of days away from the launch of the Xiaomi Mi 9, but the company seems to be too excited to keep it under the wraps. After revealing the first press renders of the Mi 9 earlier last week, Xiaomi has now posted detailed specifications and features of its next flagship.

Xiaomi Mi 9 specifications

Xiaomi is continuing to embrace the waterdrop-style notch with the Mi 9, offering a screen to body ratio of 90.7%. Thanks to the in-display fingerprint sensor being used, Xiaomi has opted for a Super AMOLED panel, but the screen resolution is still stuck at Full HD+.

One of the main selling points of the Xiaomi Mi 9 seems to be camera experience. The Mi 9 will sport a triple camera setup on the back with a 48MP primary camera assisted by a 16MP ultra-wide angle lens and a 12MP telephoto lens. The cameras will be assisted by features like Laser Autofocus, including PDAF and CDAF. The camera module will be protected by Sapphire glass, which should help it evade scratches and grooves for a longer period.

One odd thing about the 48MP primary camera is that it is the same Samsung ISOCELL GM1 sensor that is also used in the Redmi Note 7. As such, the effective resolution will be just 12MP. Surprisingly, the Redmi Note 7 Pro will feature a true 48MP sensor, making it better than the primary camera of the flagship Mi 9.

Other features of the Mi 9 that were revealed include an in-display fingerprint sensor, up to a whopping 12GB of RAM, wireless charging with support for up to 20W charging speeds and a transparent edition. The entire phone will be wrapped in Corning Gorilla Glass 6.

The Xiaomi Mi 9 is scheduled to launch in China on February 20th. We should know full details then.