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Xiaomi’s new Mi 9 and Mi 9 SE models aims to shake up the smartphone market once again, after the Mi MIX stirred things nearly three-years ago. In addition to being powered by the all-new Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset, it features Elliptic Labs’ INNER BEAUTY Virtual Proximity Sensor, which uses ultrasound, sensor fusion and machine learning to replace a phone’s traditional hardware proximity sensor with pure software, enabling both larger screens and cleaner design. Read more for a hands-on video review, additional pictures and information.
It doesn’t stop at the new chipset or proxmity sensor, as the smartphone also boasts Xiaomi’s first triple camera system, complete with Sony’s 48-megapixel IMX586 sensors, 6GB or 12GB of RAM, a 6.39-inch AMOLED (2340×1080) display, a 3,300 mAh battery, and “Charge Turbo” wireless charging (20W) mode. Pricing starts at $450 for the 6GB / 128GB model and tops out at $600 for the 12GB /256GB transparent edition.
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“Xiaomi will be releasing the Mi 9 in China first, before it expands to other markets. The company says it plans to launch in Europe very soon, in fact it has a press conference around Mobile World Congress in the coming days that should reveal more information about the Mi 9’s global launch and the company’s plans for 5G,” reports The Verge.