Xiaomi today announced the launch of Mi 9, the company’s first triple camera flagship, in Malaysia. Starting from RM 1699, Mi 9 features an AI triple camera, class-leading 20W wireless charging and class-leading performance powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform.
“The flagship smartphone market in Malaysia is getting more competitive in terms of pricing, exceeding the RM 3000 price point.
At Xiaomi, we believe that consumers, especially our valued Mi fans, deserve to experience flagship smartphones at an honest price.
Mi 9 is a prime example of such smartphones. From flawless photography to smooth and speedy performance, Mi 9 is setting the bar high for high quality smartphones with very attractive price tags.”– Allen An, Country Manager of Malaysia and Singapore.
AI Triple Camera Flagship
Mi 9 is Xiaomi’s first flagship with an AI triple camera, with the main camera utilizing the latest 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 1/2′′ sensor. Users can choose to shoot high-resolution 48-megapixel images, or in low-light conditions, take even clearer and brighter photos as Mi 9 will combine four pixels to one, resulting in very sensitive 1.6μm large pixels. The AI triple camera combination of the main camera, 16-megapixel ultra wide-angle camera, and a 12-megapixel telephoto camera gave Mi 9 a score of 107 by the authoritative DxOMark website, and as a result, Mi 9 is listed among one of the top smartphones with the best cameras. In addition, a video score of 99 puts it at number one on DxOMark for video capture.
Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform
Inside Mi 9 is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform, built using the latest 7nm process. The Qualcomm Kryo 485 CPU incorporates eight cores for a great balance between performance and power efficiency. Single core performance is up to 45% faster, a big leap from the previous generation. The Qualcomm AdrenoTM 640 GPU see increased performance by 20% compared to the previous generation, and the fourth-generation Qualcomm AI Engine provides up to three times faster AI performance.
Dressed to the nines
Mi 9 has an all-curved back cover design, allowing it to fit comfortably in the hand. An advanced back cover color process gives Mi 9 a stylish holographic rainbow spectrum, so it looks different every time it is picked up.
The all-curved design is inspired by the works of famed architect Antoni Gaudi, and has been certified by The Gaudi Academia of Knowledge.
“Inspired by the works of Antoni Gaudi, Mi 9 beautifully combines the reflection of light, seamless curves, and the use of natural elements to create a masterpiece of art,”– Carlos Canals Roura, President of The Gaudi Academia of Knowledge, “A maximum expression of beauty”.
On the front, Mi 9 sports a 6.39-inch 19.5:9 Samsung AMOLED Dot Drop display. Under this display is a new and improved in-screen fingerprint sensor that unlocks the phone up to 25% faster than the previous generation.
World’s first 20W wireless charging; TÜV safe quick charging certification
Inside the Mi 9 is a large 3300mAh battery, featuring a fast charging solution for both wired and wireless charging. This solution has received certification from renowned German institution TÜV Rheinland for safe quick charging.
The 27W wired charging* supports Qualcomm’s QC4+ standard, and enables Mi 9 to safely charge to 70% in just 30 minutes, and fully charge in 60 mins. When used with the new 20W version of Mi Wireless Charging Pad**, Mi 9 can fully charge in just 90 min, as fast as some wired solutions.
*27W Power Adapter is sold separately
**20W Mi Wireless Charging Pad is sold separately
Price and availability
Mi 9 will be available in two versions. Starting from 6th April 2019, The 6GB+64GB version will retail for RM 1699 and will be available exclusively on Lazada.
Starting from 13th April 2019, The 6GB+128GB version will retail for RM 1999 and will be available at Mi stores and as part of Maxis’ mobile plans. In addition, the first 1000 customers to pre-order the 6GB+128GB version, exclusively at Mi stores, will receive a 20W Mi Wireless Charging Pad and 27W Power Adapter bundle (RRP: RM 129) for free. Pre-orders of the 6GB+128GB version will be opened on 6th April 2019.
Currently, Mi 9 will be available in Piano Black and Ocean Blue for both versions. Lavender Violet will be available at a later date.
Starting from 13th April 2019, the 20W Mi Wireless Charging Pad will retail for RM 129 and will be available on Lazada and Mi stores.