Xiaomi has just launched the Mi 9 Pro 5G along with  MIUI 11.

The Mi 9 Pro 5G is the second 5G smartphone from the company. It features a 7-antenna design which ensures optimal reception regardless of how the phone is held.

xiaomi mi 9 pro 5g 3Under the hood, it packs the latest flagship SoC from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 855+. This comes with an enhanced version of Adreno 640 which enables a 15% increase in graphics performance. The new smartphone touts up to 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage.

It also sports a vapor chamber along with five layers of graphite sheet, high thermal conductivity copper foil, and thermal adhesive. These form a powerful three-dimensional cooling system.

xiaomi mi 9 pro 5g 4The Mi 9 Pro 5G packs a 4000mAh battery along with 40W fast wired charging out of the box. The device also supports 30W fast wireless charging and high-power 10W wireless reverse charging.  It has the TÜV Rheinland Safe Fast-Charge System 3.0 certification to ensure the safety of its wireless charging.

xiaomi mi 9 pro 5g 6As far as the camera goes, it inherits the triple camera setup of the Mi 9, which consists of a Sony IMX 586 48MP main camera, a 16MP ultra-wide-angle sensor, and a 12MP telephoto lens. Its 16MP sensor also supports 4cm macro photography.

The new smartphone features a 6.39-inch AMOLED FHD+ Dot Drop display (which is a dewdrop display).

It is also one of the first devices to rock MIUI 11. The latest iteration of Xiaomi’s UI features a brand new font, “Milan Pro” and has a dynamic font scaling feature.

xiaomi mi 9 pro 5g 2The new version also offers two new suits of office apps, Mi Work and Mi Go. Mi Work suite includes file sharing, large document transfer, smart screencast, wireless features, etc. Mi Go on the other hand, has a smart travel assistant and extreme power saving mode, which allows for a standby time of up to 24 hours with only 5% battery.

MIUI will launch its open beta on September 27 for 17 different Chinese devices while the MIUI 11 stable Chinese ROM will be rolled out on mid-October onwards.

xiaomi mi 9 pro 5g 5The Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro retails for RMB 3,699 (around PHP 27,000) for 8GB+128GB, RMB 3,799 (around PHP 28,000) for the 8GB+256GB, RMB 4,099 (around PHP 30,000) for 12GB+256GB, and RMB 4,299 (around PHP 32,000) for the 12GB+512GB variant. A 30W fan-cooled wireless charging stand is also available for RMB 199.

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