Xiaomi introduced the Mi9 Pro 5G smartphone based on the latest Snapdragon 855 Plus processor. Despite the similarities with its predecessor, the updated flagship received an impressive hardware upgrade, which was not limited to installing a modem for work in fifth-generation networks.
The design of the smartphone remained the same as the base version of Mi9. Key changes have occurred under the "hood": the gadget is built on the basis of the Snapdragon 855 Plus processor with a clock frequency of 2.96 GHz. The amount of RAM in different versions is 8 or 12 GB, the internal drive - 256 or 512 GB.
A 6.39-inch teardrop-shaped AMOLED display for a selfie camera occupies 90.7% of the front panel area. The company claims to meet the new Delta E indicator of 1.38 units, which is typical for professional monitors.
To remove heat from a powerful mobile platform, the vendor used a proprietary liquid cooling system. Deciding to get ahead of insiders, Xiaomi tested the smartphone's performance in AnTuTu, where it scored 480,830 points.
The difference with the predecessor in terms of mobile connection was also impressive. Mi9 Pro 5G showed a download speed of 1.78 Gbit/s (peak - 2.02 Gbit/s). The company emphasized that the smartphone is compatible with several 5G frequency bands at once, including n41, n78 and n79. For example, it takes 3 seconds to download a 400 MB device, and it takes about 15 seconds to download a 1.89 GB file.
Another feature of the gadget was the support for fast charging up to 40 watts. The device comes with a 20V / 2.25 A power supply. Five minutes at the outlet is enough to recharge a smartphone with a built-in smartphone battery of 4000 mAh capacity by 20%, and in just 48 minutes, the gadget is fully charged. The power of wireless charging is 30 W: the smartphone makes up for 50% of the charge in just 25 minutes, and it takes 69 minutes to fully charge. Mi9 Pro 5G has a 10 W reverse wireless charging function, with which you can charge compatible smartphones and accessories by simply attaching them to the back cover of the device.
The Mi9 Pro 5G will use the original vibration motor, providing realistic tactile feedback when you click on the display. The weight of the smartphone is 196 grams. Additionally, an NFC module is provided for contactless payment or use as an electronic key for a car.
The main camera module is represented by three sensors with a resolution of 48, 16 and 12 megapixels. The selfie camera received one 20-megapixel sensor. Updated shooting algorithms, according to the manufacturer, provide the new product with an advantage in image quality over the previous model.
The price of Xiaomi Mi9 Pro 5G will be $ 523 for the 8/128 GB version, the option with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of ROM will cost $ 537. Modifications of 12/256 GB and 12/512 GB will cost customers $ 580 and $ 609, respectively. The start date of sales of new items will be announced later.