Xiaomi Mi 9: Overview and Features

BySteve Lowry 2019-04-17 784

Marketers Xiaomi not in vain eat their bread-the interest in the novelty was heated long and persistently. With such excitement can be compared only the premiere of the flagship Samsung and Apple. And on February 20, Xiaomi Mi 9 was officially presented.


Finally, and the flagship Xiaomi got rid of the unloved many  "bangs "-Now the front camera and a number of sensors located in a drop-shaped cut. As it is supposed to the most perfect smartphone of the company, the "drop " is very miniature here and is made much more graceful than in Redmi Note 7. The matrix itself has changed a bit-it is a 6.39-inch AMOLED-matrix with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels, covered with glass Gorilla Glass 6. By the way, the usable area of the front surface-91%, more only at the slider Mi Mix 3.


The screen frames of Xiaomi Mi 9 have become already, but the main changes can be noticed from above and below. On top of the spoken speaker is inscribed in the face, and  "Chin " noticeably decreased, approaching the reference iPhone XS. The frame of the smartphone is all also made of metal, but the back cover is noticeably transformed-now under the glass iridescent special texture. By the way, the fingerprint scanner on the back is now not-it's in the Mi9 screen and a large enough area.

Processor, memory, communication

Xiaomi Mi 9 has the most manufacturer chipset 2019 of the year, which is just starting to get other manufacturers. This Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 is a work of microprocessor art, made on 7-NM technical process. The 8-core processor can operate at a frequency up to 2.84 Ghz. Together with him Works video accelerator Adreno 640. The new platform also supports Game Turbo technology, which uses machine learning to direct CPU and GPU resources to specific game tasks at the right time. As a result, in the benchmark AnTuTu smartphone gives 387 thousand  "Parrots ", which is the record today.


The Chinese did not skims on the permanent memory-its here, regardless of the version 128 GB. But only for certain markets.

With the wireless interfaces, Mi 9 is a complete order, as the real flagship is supposed to be. For example, there is NFC, which is not available to cheaper models of the company. Or, the special pride of Xiaomi-Dual GPS, allowing to locate quickly and with high accuracy. And also, the smartphone returned IR-port for the control of household appliances. 3.5-mm Port decided not to add, despite the complaints of users. To connect the entire port there is a USB Type-C.


The most advanced camera among smartphones Xiaomi (and not only them) got it was Mi 9. This is a three-touch module with the top basic sensor Sony IMX586 with a resolution of 48 MP. In low-light mode, pixels are collected in four, their area increases to 1.6 μm, but the resolution of the shot decreases to 12 MP. The second sensor is wide-angle with a resolution of 16 MP, the third-12 MP with a telephoto lens, providing two-time optical zoom. In addition, the main camera uses a hybrid phase and contrast autofocus, which helps the laser. All this should give lightning-fast focus even in difficult conditions. By the way, authoritative site DxOMark has placed Xiaomi Mi 9 at once on the third place of rating of quality of mobile photo, having overtaken iPhone XS Max.


Front camera with a resolution of 24 MP works with artificial intelligence and will appeal to fans of selfies.


In Xiaomi did not break the long tradition, when the flagship smartphone receives not the most capacious battery. In Mi 9, this parameter is only 3350 Mah. But there's good news. First, the smartphone received a quick charging Quick Charge 4.0. The 27-watt complete power adapter allows you to fully charge your phone in just 60 minutes. And secondly, Xiaomi Mi 9 can be charged wirelessly and fast enough.

Specifications Xiaomi Mi 9

Characterize the future flagship, based on numerous data from Chinese sources, can be in the words - "even more and more powerful." Display Xiaomi Mi 9 will occupy a larger area of ​​the front panel than its predecessor. This can be done by reducing the screen cut-out and frames. Thus, the screen diagonal will be 6.4 inches. By the way, a fingerprint scanner will appear under the screen in the new flagship, similar to the one installed in the "transparent" Xiaomi Mi8 Explorer Edition.


The housing, as judged by leaks, will remain with the front and rear glass panel and metal frame.


Xiaomi Mi 9 should be one of the first smartphones to receive Qualcomm's 2019 Qualcomm "ultimate" chipset, the Snapdragon 8150. This is a mobile processor made using the 7-nm process technology and setting an absolute record in synthetic performance tests.


It is expected that Mi 9 will receive 10 GB of RAM and 256 GB of permanent memory. Perhaps there will be a more affordable version of 128 GB and extended to 512 GB.


Xiaomi will make its new flagship camera phone. The main camera of the smartphone should consist of three modules, including a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 image sensor. This newest sensor will allow you to take photos with a resolution of 8000x6000 pixels and record video in 4K format at a frequency of 90 frames per second.


Of the other features of the upcoming new products, you can now call a battery with a capacity of 3700 mAh, support for wireless charging Quick Charge 5.0, a second-generation USB Type-C connector and IP68 water protection. Interestingly, Xiaomi Mi 9 can get out of the box support for 5G networks.


However, the main intrigue remains, whether Xiaomi will release another smartphone - Mi 8S. Perhaps it is under this name that we will see a novelty, but the real "nine" will be released later and will become even more powerful.



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