Xiaomi is still busy just before the end of the year. So you are obviously already in the developments of the new flagship smartphone. After the Xiaomi Mi 8 was released in May 2018, there are now first rumors about the alleged Xiaomi Mi 9.
In December 2018, the new Snapdragon 855 was officially launched by Qualcomm. The predecessor, so the Snapdragon 845, is for example in the said Mi 8, the Mi Mix 2S and in many competing models. Once again, this system-on-a-chip consists of eight cores called the Kryo 485. These are modified Cortex-A76 cores that clock at up to 2.84 GHz and deliver a performance increase of almost 50% in contrast to the SD 845.
The 5G version of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 was recently unveiled in China for the first time.
Especially of course is the 7nm production of the processor, which ensures in the end for a higher energy efficiency. After the Kirin 980 HiSilicon and the Apple A12 processor, it is the next 7 nm processor and will be in 2019 in all the top smartphones that are not from Huawei or Apple. The Mi 9 or the new flagship of Xiaomi but will not be the only smartphone with the Snapdragon 855, since this apparently also in the 5G version of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 sits.
Currently, the manufacturer sets their signboards to a combination of two 12.0MP camera sensors. This one might seem to change in the future, for it is in the room, adding to the Xiaomi Mi 9. A camera sensor with a 48.0MP donated resolution. This teasured Xiaomi President Lin Bin with a photo on Weibo. He also announced that this smartphone should be introduced in January 2019.
Both Sony and Samsung have introduced a 48.0MP camera sensor this year; which one it gets is unclear. Also, we do not know how many cameras Xiaomi will obstruct – two or three? Of course, a high resolution is not an automatic quality feature. But Xiaomi proved this year how much they could get from the two 12 MP sensors. Therefore, we are curious how Xiaomi puts the new hardware in scene.
Since the image is an official image of the Xiaomi president, it is much more of a teaser than a leak. Thus, it is clear that a Xiaomi smartphone with 48.0 MP camera comes. Whether it is about the Xiaomi Mi 9, is still somewhat questionable. It would also be theoretically possible that this is the further version of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3, but such a short release rhythm would be enormous even for Xiaomi.
Another rumor about the new mobile phone Xiaomi 9:
The concept designer Benjamin Geskin has published a new render image on Twitter, where we can see his “interpretation” of the flagship smartphone Xiaomi Mi 9. And yes, then we get to see again a Notch, but a noticeably reduced Notch. On the back there is a triple camera that reminds me of the arrangement of the P20 Pro.
In addition to the render image, Geskin also throws first specifications for the Xiaomi Mi 9 into the race. It is likely to be one of the world’s first smartphones with support for the 5G mobile standard – in addition to the previously announced Mi Mix 3. For Xiaomi should block the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8150, which was still not officially presented. The memory should be either 6, 8 or 10 GB of RAM installed.
The AMOLED display should have a diagonal of 6.4 inches and accommodate the fingerprint sensor. The triple camera is to receive as main sensor the Sony IMX586 with 48 megapixels. Earlier rumors suggest that the other sensors will resolve at 13 and 16 MP (wide-angle + telephoto). Other key data: 3700 mAh battery with Quick Charge 5.0 fast charging technology.