At an event today in China, Xiaomi has announced three new smartphones: the Mi 9, Mi 9 Transparent Edition, and the Mi 9 SE. The devices are designed taking into consideration the different segments of smartphone users, and they do an excellent job when it comes to catering a large number of smartphone users. Especially, the Mi 9 SE, which is targeted towards the budget-friendly segment and starts at a price of just 1999 CNY.
The Mi 9 SE is considered to be a successor of the Mi 8 SE, launched last year. In terms of design, the Mi 9 has a 5.97-inch Full HD+ Samsung AMOLED display with 90.4% screen-to-body ratio and a notch at the top. The device comes with a gradient-finished holographic rainbow spectrum on the back that reflects colors of a rainbow depending upon the angle of the light striking it. Under the hood, the device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 SoC, which Xiaomi claims to be the first smartphone to be powered by the latest Snapdragon 712 SoC.
For authentication, the device has an in-display fingerprint sensor that can be used to lock/unlock the device to increase its security. Unlike the Mi 9, which sports a bigger battery and supports wireless charging, the Mi 9 SE only comes with a 3070mAh battery and does not come with support for wireless charging. Instead, it comes with support for an 18W fast charging option that promises to charge the device faster, in comparatively less time.
In terms of optics, the Mi 9 SE sports a triple camera setup on the rear, with a primary 48MP sensor from Sony, coupled with a 13MP ultra wide-angle lens, and an 8MP telephoto lens. For selfies, the features a 20MP sensor on the front.
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE Specifications
- 5.97-inch, 1080 × 2280 pixels Full HD+ Super AMOLED display
- Octa Core Snapdragon 712 10nm SoC with Adreno 616 GPU
- 6GB RAM, 64GB/128GB internal storage
- MIUI 10 based on Android 9.0 Pie
- Triple Camera Setup on the rear: 48MP rear camera with f/1.75, an 8MP telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture, and a 13MP ultra-wide angle lens with f/2.4 aperture
- 20MP front-facing camera at f/2.0
- In-display fingerprint sensor
- IR Blaster
- Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, and USB Type-C
- 3070mAh battery with 18W fast charging
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE Price and Availability
The Mi 9 SE comes in three different colors: Blue, Violet and Black, and is priced at 1999 CNY for the 6GB RAM/64GB internal storage variant and 2299 CNY for the 6GB RAM/128GB internal storage variant. And will go on sale in China starting March 1.