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Xiaomi has just unveiled its newest flagship in China, the Mi 9, and it’s shaping up to be one of the most feature-packed from the company to date. One of its key features, is its 48MP main camera that’s part of a trio of shooters at the rear.

The Mi 9 sports a 6.39-inch Super AMOLED display protected with Gorilla Glass 6, and uses a smaller notch to house the 20MP selfie camera. The device rocks a Snapdragon 855, along with 6GB or 8GB RAM, and either 64GB or 128GB of storage. Game Turbo mode is present here, and is tasked to optimize both the CPU and the GPU to deliver an immersive gaming experience.

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For imaging, the Mi 9 houses a triple camera system, one uses a 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor with a Quad Bayer filter. A 16MP Ultra-Wide lens has also been added to the pack, and finally a telephoto lens that gives 2x optical zoom. \

The device is also equipped with an in-display fingerprint scanner and an IR blaster. It runs on MIUI 10 on top of Android Pie, and has a 3,300mAh battery with Charge Turbo Technology, which has been certified by TÜV, and can deliver up to 27W via USB-C.  You’ll only get an 18W charger on a standard retail package, but there will be a 20W fast wireless charger bundled with a 27W wired charger sold separately.

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A transparent version of the Mi 9 with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage will also be released for the Chinese market.

The Xioami Mi 9 comes in three colors: Lavender Violet, Ocean Blue and Piano Black, and will retail for CNY2,999 or around PhP23,200 for the 6GB/128GB variant, and CNY3,299 or around PhP25,500 for the 8GB/128GB variant. The 12GB/256GB transparent version on the other hand, will cost CNY3,999 or PhP30,900.

Specifications
ProcessorSnapdragon 855 (Octa-Core)
RAM6GB/8GB/12GB
Storage128GB/256GB
Display6.39" Super AMOLED, FHD+
Rear Camera48MP (f/1.8, Main) + 16MP (f/2.2, Ultra-Wide) + 12MP (f/2.2 Telephoto)
Front Camera20MP (f/2.0)
OSAndroid 9 + MIUI 10
Battery3,300mAh
Other FeaturesNFC
USB Type-C
Game Turbo Mode
Charge Turbo
Wireless Charging
IR Blaster
AI-Assisted Face Unlock
Always-On Display
2x Optical Zoom

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