Following the MI 9 launch, Xiaomi also threw in a particularly unique smartphone, the MI 9 SE. The SE stands for Special Edition, and given its price tag and features on offer, so we won’t argue with that. The phone also comes with most of the features from it’s bigger brother. Although this one flexes the world’s first Snapdragon 712 chipset.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 Chipset
So, the Snapdragon 712 makes its first appearance in the wild. Based on a 10nm process, the SoC gets eight Kryo 360 cores clocked at 2.3GHz. The chipset comes with the Adreno 616 GPU, scoring 32fps on Manhattan Offscreen GFXBench 3.0. This is overall an incremental upgrade over the SD710, an already capable processor by default.
Furthermore, you get 6GB of RAM to go with the chipset. Storage options include either 64GB or 128GB, but remember, it is unexpandable. Battery size comes in at 3070mAh, with 18W fast charging support over USB-C. On the software side, the phone runs on Android 9.0 Pie with MIUI 10 on top.
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Yes, this comes with an AMOLED display, like the last time, but the size of the display and it’s aspect ratio has gone up. It now comes with a 5.97-inch 19.5:9 AMOLED display with resolutions of 1080 x 2340px. The display also houses a fingerprint sensor, is protected by Gorilla Glass 5 and supports HDR 10 content.
Xiaomi treated this phone with triple cameras. It’s a 48MP f/1.8 primary camera aided by a 13MP f/2.4 ultrawide sensor and an 8MP f/2.4 telephoto lens. The one aspect this Special Edition Mi 9 misses out on is [email protected] video capture capability. At the front, that notch houses a 20MP f/2.0 selfie shooter, which can capture videos at [email protected] max.
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Pricing starts at CNY 1,999 (approx $300) for the 6GB/64GB variant. There is another version of the Xiaomi MI 9 SE with 6GB/128GB configuration priced at CNY 2,299 (approx $340). Availability should start around the month of March, while the phone will come with Violet, Blue and Gray color options.
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Xiaomi Mi 9 SE Specifications:
- Display: 5.97-inch AMOLED 19.5:9 aspect ratio (1080 x 2340px) panel, HDR10, DCI-P3
- Build: Gorilla Glass 5
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 SoC (10nm)
- CPU: Octa-core 2.3 GHz
- RAM: 6GB
- Storage: 64GB, 128GB
- Back Camera: 48 MP, f/1.8, 1/2″, 0.8µm, PDAF;
13 MP, f/2.4, (ultrawide), 1.12µm;
8 MP, f/2.4, (telephoto), 1.12µm, PDAF;
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- Front Camera: 20 MP, [email protected]
- Dimensions: 147.5 x 70.5 x 7.5 mm
- OS: Android 9.0 Pie, MIUI 10 on top
- Color Options: Violet, Blue, Gray
- Battery: Li-Po 3070mAh, 18W fast charging
- Price (6/64GB): CNY 1,999 (Approx. $300)
- Price (6/128GB): CNY 2,299 (Approx. $340)