Xiaomi’s latest flagship is now available the Philippines, and is once again set to take the market by storm with powerful specs and a very attractive price tag. Welcome, the Xiaomi Mi 9.

xiaomi mi 9 1The Mi 9 sports a 6.39-inch AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution and protected by Gorilla Glass 6. Under the hood is none other than a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, backed by 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB of storage. It runs on MIUI 10 and packs a 3,300mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 4.0 and wireless charging (20W).

At the back of the device are three cameras – a 48MP main shooter with a Sony IMX586 sensor, working with a wide-angle and telephoto snapper. This combination gives the Mi 9 up to 2x optical zoom, and up to 10x digital zoom. You can take videos of up to 4K resolution at 60fps, and


There are also AI features which include AI Scene Recognition, as well as Steady Handheld Night Photography. The 20MP front snapper is also capable of AI-assisted beautification.

Other features include AI Face Unlock, AI Studio Lighting, an Always-On Display, an In-Display Fingerprint Scanner, Bluetooth 5, and NFC.

Display6.39" FHD+ AMOLED
ProcessorSnapdragon 855 (Octa-Core)
Rear Camera48MP (f/1.75) + 12MP (f/2.2) + 16MP (f/2.2)
Front Camera20MP
Other FeaturesBluetooth 5
Always-On Display
AI Face Unlock
AI Scene Detection
AI Portrait
Ai Distortion Correction
AI Beautify
AI Studio Lighting
Steady Handheld Night Photography
In-Display Fingerprint Sensor
Gorilla Glass 6
4K 60 FPS Video Recording
20W Wireless Charging
27W Wired Fast Charging
QC 4.0 Compatible
GAME Turbo
MI Turbo
HDR Support
Pricing and Availability

The Xiaomi Mi 9 is comes in three colors – Piano Black, Ocean Blue, and Lavander Violet. It retails for PhP 22,990 for the 6GB + 64GB version and PhP 24,990 if you want a 6GB + 128GB configuration. It’s now available at Mi Authorized Stores and soon in Lazada.

Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.