Xiaomi President, Lin Bin teased a mysterious Xiaomi smartphone through a Weibo post. It is hinted that Xiaomi is working on a flagship phone which will boast a dual or triple rear camera setup and one of them will have 48 mega pixels. The mysterious Xiaomi phone is expected to be Mi 9, because the one of the two major Xiaomi sub-brands, MIX has brought the Mi Mix 3 back in October and the remaining flagship one is Mi. The other reason is Mi 8 successor that is still rumored and not yet released.
Rumors are that Xiaomi Mi 9 will feature either Samsung ISOCELL Bright GM1 48MP sensor or Sony IMX586 48MP sensor, both have launched back in 2018.
Release Date and Expected Price
Xiaomi Mi 9 is rumored to launch in early 2019, most probably in January or February at MWC 2019. The Mi 8 was priced at about $400. Being the successor, the Mi 9 Price will be a bit more, around $500.
Specs and Features
Xiaomi Mi 9 is expected to have a 6.4in IPS LCD Display, FHD+ resolution, Corning Gorilla Glass 6, Android 9.0 (Pie), Triple Rear Camera Setup of 48MP + dual unknowns, 20MP Selfie Cam, Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset, Adreno 640 GPU, 8/10 GB RAM, 128/256/512 GB Internal Storage, and a 4000mAh battery with Fast Charging Option. It may support 5G.