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Presented by Xiaomi Mi 9: full stuffing and chic cameras to boot

One day with the Vivo V15 Pro, your first smartphoneWith a triple camera, which includes a 48-megapixel module, another company presented it - the Xiaomi Mi 9 is shown to the public. Only in the case of Xiaomi is it a flagship in all respects. It happened in the Chinese market, not in India, where the Vivo V15 Pro was released, so there’s no need to say that Xiaomi outdid the competitor. Anyway, Samsung will come in the evening with the tenth generation Galaxy S.

Xiaomi Mi 9 - the proud owner of the newestQualcomm Snapdragon 855 top chipset and even in the standard version is more than richly equipped with RAM - 6 or 8 GB. There is also a variation with 12 GB of RAM, about it later. The storage capacity in the standard edition is 64 or 128 GB.

For those users who need the maximum performance of iron, Xiaomi has already provided two turbo modes, forcing the Snapdragon 855 to work even faster: MI Turbo and Game Turbo.

The AMOLED screen with a diagonal of 6.39 ″, a resolution of 1080 × 2340 pixels, is protected by Gorilla Glass 6. There is a cutout under the front-facing camera, but very modest. The fingerprint scanner is built into the screen.

Selfie camera 20 megapixel. AI photo enhancer available.

The main triple photomodule is protected by sapphireglass, which already says something about the attitude of Xiaomi to this model. The main camera here is the 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 with an aperture of f / 1.75 (shooting angle of 79 °). This camera can combine pixels into clusters of four, which gives an aggregate size of 1.6 microns and thus significantly improves the quality of shooting in low light. The second camera is a 12 MP Samsung S5K3M5 with f / 2.2 telephoto optics, shooting angle of 43.6 °. The third is a 16-megapixel Sony IMX481 with wide-angle optics - a shooting angle of 117 °.

All this wealth together allows you to shootat least the moon, even the wing of a mosquito - macro is available from a distance of 4 cm. The moon, to be fair, it is better to take a Huawei P30 Pro, but it is necessary to live to see its announcement.


Moon. Left Xiaomi Mi 9, right "just a smartphone"

According to DxOMark, the Xiaomi Mi 9 camera has gained 107 points - 112 for a photo, 99 for a video, letting only two older Huawei smartphones - Mate 20 Pro and P20 Pro - skip ahead.

The camera is very praised for high-quality video shooting in any conditions.

The 3300 mAh battery supports 20W high-speed wireless charging. Wired and even faster - 27 W, for a full battery charge will take only one hour.

The smartphone supports NFC.

The body of indescribable beauty plays with fun colors: there are names for the colors (Lavender Violet purple and Ocean Blue blue), but they do not convey the rainbow effect. For people who prefer the modesty of the classic style released a black version.

A drop of tar - again not protected from water.

The smartphone has a version - a premium version in a translucent case. He was filled with RAM to crazy 12 GB. Increased and storage - up to 256 GB.

Xiaomi Mi 9 Species

Plain 6 GB RAM + 128 GB ROM2999 yuan ($ 29300 / $ 455)
Usual8 GB RAM + 128 GB ROM3299 yuan (32,250 / $ 490)
Transparent12 GB RAM + 256 GB ROM3999 yuan (39,139 $ / $ 595)

The main characteristics of Xiaomi Mi 9

Screen AMOLED, 6.39 ″, 1080 × 2340, 16M colors, touch, capacitive, multitouch, Gorilla Glass 6
IronQualcomm Snapdragon 855
2.84 GHz, 1 x Kryo 485, 3 x Kryo 485, 4 x Kryo 485, Adreno 640
RAM RAM 8 GB, ROM 256 GB, 8/12 GB RAM, 128/256 GB ROM, LPDDR4x, UFS 2.1
Mobile Internet LTE
HSDPA, HSUPA, TD-SCDMA
Edge
Mobile networksLTE Bands 1-5,7,8,12,17,34,38-41
UMTS 850, 900, 1900, 2100
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900
CDMA 800
TD-SCDMA
Li-Ion battery, 3300 mAh, wireless charging 20W, fast charging
Dimensions157.5 x 74.67 x 7.61 mm
Weight173 g
Camera 48 MP, flash, autofocus, triple 48 MP Sony IMX586 f / 1.75 79 ° + 12 MP Samsung S5K3M5 f / 2.2 43.6 ° AF tele + 16 MP Shirik Sony IMX481 f / 2.2 117 °
second: 20 MP, f / 2.0 Sony
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
OSAndroid 9.0 Pie, MIUI 10
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Approximation, Illumination, Fingerprint Scanner, NFC

By the time of writing this news, our English-speaking colleagues have already managed to bungle a number of reviews and first glances. Those interested can familiarize themselves with:

Text Reviews

  • GSMArena: Xiaomi Mi 9 review
  • Engadget: Xiaomi Mi 9 hands-on: Speedy, stylish and a great camera, too
  • Android Authority: Xiaomi Mi 9 hands-on: Flashy, not fussy
  • Digital Trends: Xiaomi Mi 9 hands-on review
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