While Xiaomi presented its new smartphone Mi 9 in China on Wednesday, the manufacturer took the opportunity to unveil a more accessible version, the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE, which could be called Mi 9 Lite in Europe. This one takes the same design as his big brother, but with lesser characteristics.
It is not only the Galaxy S10 that will be presented this Wednesday. In China, Xiaomi took advantage of this day to present this morning its new high-end smartphone, the Mi 9. For the Chinese manufacturer, the officialization of its new smartphone has also been the opportunity to unveil a more accessible version , the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE, which should be known in Europe as Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite.
Like the Mi 8 Lite last year, the Mi 9 Lite shares many similarities with the classic version of the Xiaomi Mi 9, starting with its design. We thus find an AMOLED screen with a fine notch on its upper part, a glass back, a fingerprint reader in the screen and a triple photo module on the back.
A more compact format than the Mi 9
However, some of the features clearly place the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE in the mid-range segment, starting with its Snapdragon 712 chip engraved in 10 nm, against a Snapdragon 855 for its big brother. There is also a screen of 5.97 inches (against 6.39 inches for the Mi 9), a 3070 mAh battery with a USB-C and an 18W charger. Two versions are offered, with 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage or 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage.
Regarding the photo, the Xiaomi Mi 9 is equipped with the 48-megapixel IMX586 Sony sensor as the main camera, an 8-megapixel sensor with telephoto lens and a third 13-megapixel camera in ultra-wide angle. For selfies, the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE comes with a 20-megapixel camera.
The Xiaomi Mi 9 SE will be available in China from 1999 yuan, or 262 euros HT for the model to 64 GB of storage. The smartphone should be announced in Europe in the coming days, potentially at the same time as the Xiaomi Mi 9 Sunday in Barcelona, under the name of Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite.
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