About the author
The Chinese manufacturer does not slow down the pace and is already preparing to launch the next leading smartphone – Xiaomi Mi 9. The first information on the upcoming device appeared on the Internet.
According to the GizChina website, the Xiaomi smartphone will be equipped with the new Qualcomm processor. The Snapdragon 8150 chip will be a heart, will be made in a 7-nanometer lithographic process and will compete with the Kirin 980 (Huawei Mate P20 Pro) and the Apple A12 (iPhone XS). It is worth adding that the new Snapdragon is probably already tested in the Geekbench application. The results are comparable to the Kirin 980, while the Apple chip is still the most efficient.
Xiaomi Mi 9 will perform in the first half of 2019. It will be one of the first smartphones with the Snapdragon 8150 listed. Depending on the version, the user will also get 6 or 8 GB of RAM. There may be a version of 10 GB of RAM. In return, a 48 MP camcorder (Sony IMX586) will be set on the back.
Of course, a fingerprint reader will be installed on the screen. You can also expect face recognition. Xiaomi should also opt for wireless charging.
The new smartphone will be the successor to this year's Xiaomi Mi 8. In our test, Mi 8 proved to be a truly refined device. However, it was not without accident. At the top of the screen were the size of the slit. The smartphone also has no memory card slot and minijack connectors. It is not yet clear whether we will inherit these shortcomings. Xiaomi can re-apply a comma on the screen or Mi Mix 3 pattern, mount a sliding front camera.
I can be sure – the price will be very attractive. This year's top Mi 8 currently stands at around 1,900 PLN in the basic configuration, far less than many top-ranked competitors. Even if his heir will be somewhat expensive, he will probably continue to offer really good value for money.