Xiaomi Mi 9 Hinted With 48MP Camera: Price, Specs, India Launch & More!

If Mi 9 is indeed powered with 48 Megapixels, then it can be a new high for Xiaomi.

Mi 9 can sport a 48 MP camera
Mi 9 can sport a 48 MP camera

While the upcoming Mi 9 rumors are already making a lot of hype on the internet, there’s a new addition to the list. Xiaomi President Lin Bin shared a teaser image of a new smartphone.

The image has a smartphone showing a 48-megapixel camera.

The teased smartphone is scheduled to be released in January, and it may be the much-anticipated Xiaomi Mi 9 flagship. Nothing has been confirmed as of yet. To recall, the Xiaomi Mi 8 flagship came out in May.


Xiaomi 48-Megapixel Camera Smartphone

The mysterious Xiaomi smartphone is being rumored to the upcoming Mi 9, which has already been leaked a couple of times. The new teaser image confirms a 48-megapixel camera. The previous Mi 9 leak showed a 48-megapixel rear lens as well.

Xiaomi Mi 9 48MP Camera
Xiaomi Mi 9 48MP Camera (Source: Weibo and Engadget)

The upcoming Xiaomi Mi 9 has been tipped to support a triple rear camera setup. This comprises of a primary 48-megapixel sensor, 13-megapixel wide angle sensor, and a 16-megapixel depth sensor.

So, if we go by the tipped leak and the new image shared by Xiaomi President, both have a similarity. The 48-megapixel sensor confirms the primary lens of the triple rear camera setup. Also, the leaked image is not the frontal side of any smartphone.

There are the dual-tone LED and the volume buttons on the left edge of the device. So, both the leaks hint at Xiaomi Mi 9.

The 48-megapixel lens is being tipped to be the Sony IMX 586 48-megapixel sensor. The Sony IMX 586 is the world’s first ultra-compact sensor offering a pixel size of 0.8 um.

Xiaomi Mi 9 Specs & Features

The smartphone is expected to feature a 6.4-inch AMOLED display along with an in-display fingerprint reader. Mi 9 is being rumored to feature a small circular notch on top backed by three cameras at the back.

The Mi 9 tri-rear camera setup will comprise of a primary 48-megapixel sensor, 13-megapixel wide angle sensor, and a 16-megapixel depth sensor.

Xiaomi Mi 9 is also expected to be the first smartphone in the world to be powered by newly announced Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 platform.

The smartphone will come in three RAM variants of 6GB, 8GB and 10GB. Snapdragon 855 means the smartphone will come with 5G connectivity. Finally, the Mi 9 will have a 3,700mAh battery supporting the whole package backed by wireless charging and Quick Charge 5.0 support.

Xiaomi Mi 9 India Launch | Xiaomi Mi 9 Launch In India

The Xiaomi Mi 9 is expected to launch in January. The teaser hints at a launch in early 2019 in China. The Xiaomi Mi 9 India launch is expected later, maybe during the second quarter. Xiaomi Mi 9 India launch is still uncertain, as the company is still yet to bring its last flagship Mi 8, to India.

So, Xiaomi Mi 9 launch in India will depend on a lot of factors.

So, if the device launches in the country, it may become one of the first few smartphones in India to use a Snapdragon 855 chipset. In all, the Xiaomi Mi 9 launch in India is going to make a lot of hype.

Xiaomi Mi 9 India Price | Xiaomi Mi 9 Price In India

The Xiaomi Mi 9 India price is expected to be around the same as OnePlus 6T. The smartphone may cost around Rs 40,000 in the country. There will be three variants available, where the Xiaomi Mi 9 India price of the base variant may stand at under 35,000 rupees.

The Xiaomi Mi 9 price in India will also depend on the foreign exchange. The falling rupee may affect the Xiaomi Mi 9 price in India. The China and India prices may differ.

So, the teaser image by Xiaomi President of a 48-megapixel camera device confirms the last leak of Mi 9 featuring a 48MP camera. If not Mi 9, then Xiaomi may launch the mysterious 48MP device under a new series in January.

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