Feb 14th, 2019

Xiaomi is working overtime to make sure its upcoming Xiaomi Mi 9 is on everyone’s radar. Wang Xiang Senior Vice President at Xiaomi has shared a handful of photos of the phone’s unique back panel which is made using “nano-level laser engraving holographic technology + dual layer nano coating to create this beautiful and unique color.” 

Xiang also confirmed that the phone’s official launch date is set for February 24 which coincides with Mobile World Congress. However, the company has also teased that the Xiaomi Mi 9 will likely try to steal some of Samsung’s thunder on February 20th during the unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S10 lineup and Samsung’s foldable display smartphone.

As far as specifications go, the Xiaomi Mi 9 will pack a solid punch. Rumors suggest that the phone will be powered by Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 855 SoC with 6GB or 8GB of RAM, storage options ranging from 218GB to 256GB, a 6.4-inch display win an in-screen fingerprint sensor, a triple camera setup on the back with 48MP, 12MP and ToF sensors, 24MP selfie camera and a 3,500 mAh battery. Add in the unique color options Xiaomi is throwing in and the Mi 9 should be more than capable of going head to head with the Samsung Galaxy S10 since the phone’s price will likely be 20%-30% lower.

Xiaomi will definitely be revealing more details about Mi 9 as we get closer to the official unveiling, so stay tuned.

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