Xiaomi Mi 9 will use the Snapdragon 855 chipset, confirms CEO

“The upcoming Xiaomi Mi 9 flagship will also feature a triple-rear camera setup with a primary 48-megapixel sensor”

Xiaomi recently confirmed that its upcoming flagship smartphone, Mi 9, will be announced on February 20th. Apart from the launch date, several other details of the smartphone have also been confirmed by Xiaomi officials. Just yesterday, CEO Lei Jun posted pictures on Weibo that showed the back of the Mi 9 in a nice gradient finish. The company also posted a teaser on its Twitter page, revealing that the phone will feature a triple camera setup at the back. And now, the CEO has confirmed that the Mi 9 will be powered by the latest Snapdragon 855 chipset. 

Pretty much everything about the upcoming Xiaomi Mi 9 has either been leaked or confirmed now. Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun in an interview with brand ambassador Wang Yuan revealed that the phone will indeed use the Snapdragon 855 processor. There have been several rumours and reports stating that the phone would use this chipset, so this is not too big a surprise. The Snapdragon 855 is the latest processor from Qualcomm and is built using a 7nm fabrication process. This makes it much more powerful and efficient than the previous generation Snapdragon 845 chipset. 

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Coming to other specifications of the device, the Xiaomi Mi 9 is said to feature a 6.4-inch full-HD+ display with a waterdrop notch at the top. The Snapdragon 855 chipset will be equipped with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. The phone has also been confirmed to feature 27W fast charging technology and will reportedly use a 3,500mAh battery.

In the camera department, the phone will feature three cameras at the back. The primary sensor will be a 48-megapixel Sony unit, which will obviously take super high resolution photos. Xiaomi co-founder Wang Chuan recently posted some photos taken with the Mi 9 and they look great. The other two sensors will be a super-wide angle and depth unit. That’s all we know for now, but we won’t have to wait much longer to find out.

Both Xiaomi and Samsung are holding their launch events on the same day, so we are not sure how things are going to go on that day. Which phone are you looking forward to the most? 

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: 19-Jun-2019 (Expected)
Variant: 6 GB RAM / 128 GB internal storage
Phone Status: Upcoming Phone
Xiaomi Mi 9 Video
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