The Mi 9 has just been made official at the Mobile World Congress for half the price of an iPhone. We were able to take it in hand, here is its availability and price in France.
Here, there is no question of comparing the compare the Mi 9 to the iPhone XS. But it is clear that Xiaomi hit hard by adopting the same strategy as OnePlus and Honor, an aggressive price policy.
Based exclusively on features, the Mi 9 seems to be a high-end 2019 standard product. This means it incorporates the Snapdragon SoC 855, 6/8/12 GB of RAM, 64/128/256 GB storage and battery of 3300 mAh.
You also have a 6.39-inch AMOLED Full HD display (with a drop-shaped notch and Gorilla Glass 6, not to mention the HDR10 support), which also houses a built-in fingerprint sensor. . This on-screen sensor is a Goodix scanner, which should provide a fast and reliable experience. Another notable change from the Mi 8 is the addition of a hardware shortcut key to start a voice assistant.
What is even more surprising is the use by the manufacturer of a 48-megapixel main sensor (Sony IMX586) equipped with a wide-angle lens, there is also a telephoto zoom (zoom x2) and an ultra large camera angle. The 16-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera with a 117-degree field of view is one of the main novelties, Xiaomi promises an effective "distortion correction" system thanks to AI. In addition, the camera app will also offer you to shoot with the ultra-wide-angle camera, much like Huawei's flagship product. Xiaomi also follows Huawei by offering a super macro mode via the ultra wide angle snapper (four centimeters away).
But let's finish by listing these characteristics by encouraging you to read our complete grip.
Price and availability
The Mi 9 will be sold at 499 euros in France in 64 GB version with 6 GB RAM, it also benefits from a reduction during the first 15 days of marketing is … 470 euros. This is obviously a higher price than what you will pay if you decide to import the product from China (2999 yuan or about 400 euros).
Where to buy the Xiaomi Mi 9 at the best price?
On the other hand, you are sure to benefit from a price compatible with the 4G frequency bands used in France, and you also have access to the Xiaomi France after-sales service. It should also be easier to resell when you decide to separate.
This Mi 9 is positioned against the OnePlus 6T or Honor View 20 sold at a price almost similar. The main interest of the Mi 9 lies in the fact that it incorporates the latest SoC Snapdragon 855.
As for its availability, the Mi 9 will be available from Monday, February 25 online and in stores Mi Store with 30 euros immediate discount. Also note that the "Transparent" edition will unfortunately not be marketed in France, you can nevertheless import it.
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