Xiaomi Mi 9X: April launch imminent; Price, specifications leaked

Xiaomi Mi 9X: April launch imminent; Price, specifications leaked

Rishabh Pachory

Over the past couple of years, Xiaomi has been the budget to mid-tier smartphone king. Phones such as the A1 and A2 have performed exceedingly well, the Redmi series is in a league of its own and the POCO F1 made waves when it was released in the last year. Now, their latest phone seems to be the Mi 9X, which is rumored to have high end specs and a successor to the Mi A2. Here's all you need to know about the upcoming smartphone.

In earlier leaks of the smartphone, it was discovered and seemed to have the codename 'pxyis'. According to more recent leaks, the phone seems to have a 6.4-inch AMOLED display and the smaller, more space saving waterdrop notch. Apart from that, it will also pack in an in-display fingerprint sensor, which is a futureproof move.

Under the hood, the phone is expected to be powered by the Snapdragon 675 chipset, like the Redmi Note 7. The phone will also come with the same 6GB RAM+64GB internal storage as the Redmi Note 7. As of now, there is no word on other variants of the phone, but it should be revealed shortly.

The phone also ups the camera game. It is rumoured to sport a triple camera setup consisting of a 48-megapixel primary camera, a 13-megapixel super wide-angle sensor, and an 8-megapixel sensor which could be either a depth or a telephoto sensor. Up front and in the notch, the phone has a 32-megapixel selfie camera (Samsung S5KGD1 sensor).

Apart from that, the phone is expected to run on Android 9.0 with an MiUI 10 skin applied on top. As for the battery, it is rumored to be juiced by a 3,300mAH powerhouse.

The Mi 9X is rumoured to start at CNY 1,699 (roughly Rs. 18,000) and is expected to release in April. There is no word on the India launch of the phone, but a date should e announced very soon.