Transparent Xiaomi Mi 9
Photo credit: Lei Jun
The Xiaomi Mi 9 is set to be officially unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona next week, and we already got a sneak peek at the Explorer Edition’s transparent back, but the visible parts aren’t what you think. According to company chief Lei Jun, the components are all etched onto a 0.3mm aluminum sheet using a CNC machine. Read more for a video, another picture and additional information.



“In addition to explaining the process, Jun has also revealed that the phone will be equipped with a 7-piece lens, 48-megapixel rear AI-powered camera that features an f/1.47 aperture and 12GB of RAM. Like the Mi 8 Explorer Edition, the fake board comes with a prominent shoutout to Qualcomm, though it does have other written elements, including “Battle Angel,” “Mi Fans” and “Super Mi.” Jun said the aluminum sheet also acts as a heat sink, so it’s not purely a visual element,” reports Engadget

Transparent Xiaomi Mi 9