Shortly before the main presentation of Xiaomi Mi 9, the company revealed the details of the characteristics and price tags for the top version of Explorer Edition, maybe it was a special marketing move, but many had the impression that the presentation would be dull and not interesting. But the company also released a simplified version of the Mi 9 SE smarfon, which turned out to be affordable, stylish and powerful. Let's start first with the main model Xiaomi MI 9:
The smartphone turned out to be quite thin and stylish, you can see in it the similarity with smartphones from Huawei, but this time the designer decided to remove the monobrow and “give” the selfie camera a drop-like cutout. The screen of the gadget occupies 90.7% of the entire front surface, the bottom indent is only 3.6 mm, the screen itself is protected by Gorilla Glass 6 glass. The back panel is made of two-layer holographic glass, which means that prints on it will remain good. A choice of 3 colors in the design, 2 of which - gradient: blue and lilac, also presented and solid gray color.
Xiaomi still does not protect its own smartphones from moisture and dust, so for many it is a minus, there is no 3.5 mm audio jack, but on this account the company has many wireless products. In all versions of the Mi 9, a fingerprint scanner is built into the display and, as the developer claims, its accuracy has increased by 25%. The manufacturer preferred the AMOLED-matrix, which is on all models, the screen brightness is 600 nits, and thanks to Sunlight technology, the user will be comfortable using the smartphone in bright sunlight. Developers took care of a comfortable reading, optimized Reading mode 2.0 and reduced the effect of blue. The screen diagonal was 6.39 inches, and the resolution was 2340x1080 pixels. The chip was installed top-end, Snapdragon 855, smartphone performance is 387,851 points in the popular AnTuTu benchmark. There is also Game Turbo technology for comfortable entertainment. RAM 6/8 GB, 128 GB of its own. On the back cover are 3 photo module, one of which is from Sony IMX586 at 48 megapixel, then goes wide-angle at 16 megapixel, next is the module at 12 megapixel to create portrait mode and 2x zoom. Trio of modules are protected by sapphire coating.
The team from DxOMak managed to test the photo of the smartphone's capabilities and score points to it, on average, the camera received 107 points. The battery capacity was 3300 mAh, there is a fast charge of 27W, capable of discharging the smartphone by 70% in just half an hour, but this is not all. The smartphone has a wireless charging technology of 20W, which in turn is able to charge the smartphone at 100% in 1.5 hours. But the most attention received version Mi 9 Explorer Edition. The novelty has received 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of its own.
Model Explorer Edition has received many themed wallpapers, advanced cameras. But the main feature was the transparent back cover. Developers from Xiaomi immediately warned that the real insides of the smartphone you will not see. Unlike the Mi 8 EE version, instead of a printed circuit board, an aluminum sheet of 0.3 mm was used and the internal components of the device were engraved, which was then placed under glass. Mi 9 with 6/128 GB of memory costs $446, modification of 8/128 GB - $490, Mi 9 EE 12/256 GB will cost $595. The younger version of the Mi 9 SE received a display with a diagonal of 5.97 inches with a resolution of FullHD +. The smartphone turned out pretty light, its thickness was 7.45 mm, and weight 155 grams. Snapdragon 712 processor, 6 GB RAM, but 64/128 GB internal memory. The back cover also has three main modules, the first of which is the same as the Mi 9, but the additional ones are 13 Mp and 8 Mp, the self-camera is 20 Mp. But unlike the older versions, the SE has received the NFC module, there is also the module IR port. 3070 mAh battery, attached and fast charging for 18 watts. SE will go on sale on February 26 in China, the 6/64 GB version for $297, 6/128 GB will cost $342. All three models work on the Android OS 9 Pie with a proprietary shell MIUI 10.