Xiaomi Mi 9 could launch on February 19th

“The February 19th Xiaomi Mi 9 event will clearly be aimed at upstaging the Samsung Galaxy S10 series launch that will be held a day later”

Xiaomi President Lin Bin and CEO Lei Jun have been constantly teasing Weibo users with  riddles, all of which seem to suggest that the company’s next flagship  — the Mi 9 might launch on the February 19th. The two top executives, along with others in the company, have been using the number 9102 a lot in their Weibo posts. Initially, it was taken as simply a reversal of 2019, the current year, but some in the industry are now speculating that this could be hinting at a February 19th launch for the Mi 9 instead.

What’s even more interesting is that all these hints have being delivered on Weibo via an unnamed Xiaomi smartphone. Some leaks and teasers regarding the Mi 9 are also doing rounds on Weibo which suggest that the smartphone come equipped with a triple rear-camera setup and an in-display fingerprint reader. It is also said to feature some kind of a fast charging technology.

Xiaomi Mi 9

Going by previous leaks, the smartphone will be powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC coupled with up to 6GB of RAM and a 3,500 mAh battery. The triple rear-camera setup is expected to house a Sony IMX586 48-megapixel lens along with another 12-megapixel lens and a 3D ToF lens. Towards the front it could be equipped with 24-megapixel selfie shooter.

Recently Xiaomi also confirmed the development of its first foldable phone through a small teaser video where company president Lin Bin could be seen playing with a prototype headset. Samsung’s Galaxy S10 event is scheduled for 20th February and speculations are rife that alongside the Galaxy S flagship, the Korean giant will also unveil its foldable smartphone. And looking at the February 19th launch date for Mi 9 event, Xiaomi might event be planning to upset Samsung that day by becoming the first mainstream company to introduce a foldable phone. But all this should be taken with a pinch of salt as there’s no official confirmation from the manufacturer as of now.

Xiaomi Mi 9 Price, Launch Date
Expected Price: Rs. 34,990
Release Date: 20-Feb-2019 (Expected)
Variant: 6 GB RAM / 64 GB internal storage
Phone Status: Rumoured
Given his obsession with all things tech, becoming a writer in this field was the natural career progression for Siddhant. When he's not busy following the tech world, he loves spending time with pets or slaying Messi on the virtual soccer field.
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