Mi 9 gets a new variant with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage: price, specifications

“The Xiaomi Mi 9 was previously offered in two RAM and storage configurations – 6GB + 128GB and 8GB + 128GB”

Xiaomi Mi 9 8GB RAM and 256GB storage variant has just been launched in the brand’s home market, China. The Mi 9 smartphone was initially introduced in two RAM and storage configurations, 6GB + 128GB and 8GB + 128GB. Apart from higher storage, the rest of the specifications of the new variant are the same as the earlier models. For the uninitiated, the Xiaomi Mi 9 was launched in China in February this year. The phone had arrived as a flagship offering with a waterdrop notch, an under-display fingerprint sensor, and Qualcomm’s previous flagship chipset, the Snapdragon 855.

Xiaomi Mi 9 8GB + 256GB
Xiaomi Mi 9 was earlier being offered in 6GB + 128GB and 8GB + 128GB variants

Mi 9 8GB + 256GB price

Xiaomi Mi 9 price for the new 8GB RAM + 256GB storage variant has been set at RMB 3,299 (~Rs 33,250) in China. The phone will go on sale in the country on August 14th. Notably, buyers of the first batch of the new model will be offered a free wireless charger worth RMB 99 (~Rs 1,000).

Mi 9 specifications

Mi 9 comes with a 6.39-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1,080 x 2,340 pixels, Corning’s Gorilla Glass 6 protection, and HDR10 support. The Snapdragon 855 processor onboard the smartphone offers a clock speed of 2.84GHz, and is aided by an Adreno 640 GPU. Software-wise, the handset boots Android 9 Pie-based MIUI 10 out of the box. Design-wise, the device has a layer of Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5, while there’s an aluminium frame running around all the edges.

In the optics department, the Mi 9 features three cameras at the rear – 48MP + 12MP + 16MP. For selfies and video calling, there’s a 20MP camera onboard. The connectivity features include 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, dual-SIM slots, USB Type-C port, Bluetooth 5.0, and A-GPS with GLONASS. A 3,300mAh battery with Quick Charge 4+ 27W fast charging support completes the list of the specifications.

Xiaomi Mi 9 Specifications
Performance
Octa core (2.84 GHz, Single Core + 2.42 GHz, Tri core + 1.8 GHz, Quad core)
Snapdragon 855
6 GB RAM
Display
6.39 inches (16.23 cm)
1080x2340 px, 403 PPI
AMOLED
Camera
48 MP + 12 MP + 16 MP Triple Primary Cameras
Dual-color LED Flash
20 MP Front Camera
Battery
3300 mAh
Quick Charging 4.0
USB Type-C port
Xiaomi Mi 9 Price, Launch Date
Expected Price: Rs. 31,790
Release Date: 23-Nov-2019 (Expected)
Variant: 6 GB RAM / 128 GB internal storage
Phone Status: Upcoming Phone
Xiaomi Mi 9 Video
Akshay aka Techakko has been working with 91mobiles since 2012. Passionate about gadgets, he has a special interest in smartphones and games. The constant stream of news stories he writes is testament to his prowess as a human web crawler. A graduate in Computer Science, he dabbles as a game developer and competes in various gaming tournaments in his spare time. When he wants to take a break from the screen, he enjoys long rides on his Yamaha FZ-S.
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