“Xiaomi Mi 9 is the brand’s upcoming flagship smartphone and rumoured to feature Snapdragon 855 SoC”
A yet-to-be-announced Xiaomi smartphone with model number M1902F1G has recently popped up on the IMDA database in Singapore. Last month, the same device was certified by Taiwanese certification agency NCC. The certification also confirms that the model number M1902F1G is a variant of Xiaomi’s upcoming flagship Mi 9.
Last month, two other Xiaomi Mi 9 variants, with model numbers M1902F1A and M1902F1T, were spotted on China’s 3C certification website. That listing also mentioned the MDY-08-ES charger, with maximum charging speed of 27W (20V and 1.35A). The smartphone is being designed by Mi Liu, who had also designed the Mi 6. Apart from these facts, the brand has not declared anything about its upcoming flagship.
As per previous leaks, the Xiaomi Mi 9 might come with an almost bezel-less display but with a larger size than Mi 8. Furthermore, it might arrive with an in-display fingerprint sensor with higher accuracy, with an improved sensor than the one used in the Mi 8 Explorer Edition and Mi 8 Pro smartphones. According to the rumour mill, the Mi 9 would be powered by the Snapdragon 855 7nm processor and pack at least 8GB of RAM. However, with phones with 12GB of RAM already present in the market, the RAM capacity could be more than 10GB as well on some variants.
Along with these specifications, the Mi 9 would sport vertically placed triple-camera setup at the rear panel, which is similar to the Xiaomi Mi 8. The camera configuration would reportedly include Sony’s IMX586 48-megapixel lens and a 12-megapixel secondary sensor lens with a 3D Time-of-flight depth sensor. At the front, the Mi 9 would feature a Sony IMX576 24-megapixel lens. Regarding the software part, the Mi 9 would arrive with Android 9.0 Pie-based MIUI 10 out of the box.