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Xiaomi’s flagship Mi 9 triple camera phone retails at just RM1,699

XIAOMI has launched its first triple camera phone – the Mi 9.

The phone features an AI triple camera, 20W wireless charging and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 mobile platform.

While most flagship smartphones in Malaysia are priced above the RM3,000 price point, the Mi 9, with all its flagship features, costs about half of that price.

The Mi 9’s main camera sports the latest 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 1/2-inch sensor. Users can choose to shoot high-resolution 48-megapixel images, or in low-light conditions, take even clearer and brighter photos as Mi 9 will combine four pixels to one, resulting in very sensitive 1.6μm large pixels.

The AI triple camera combination of the main camera, 16-megapixel ultra wide-angle camera, and a 12-megapixel telephoto camera gave Mi 9 a score of 107 by the DxOMark website.

Besides that, a video score of 99 puts it at number one on DxOMark for video performance.

Under the hood of the Mi 9 is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 mobile platform, built using the latest 7nm process.

Its Qualcomm Kryo 485 CPU incorporates eight cores for a great balance between performance and power efficiency. Single core performance is up to 45 percent faster, a big leap from the previous generation.

Meanwhile, the Qualcomm Adreno 640 GPU gives the phone an increased performance by 20 percent compared to the previous generation, and the fourth-generation Qualcomm AI Engine provides up to three times faster AI performance.

The Mi 9 is a powerhouse that comes with a good look too. It has an all-curved back cover design, allowing it to fit comfortably in the hand. An advanced back cover colour process gives Mi 9 a stylish holographic rainbow spectrum, so it looks different every time it is picked up.

The all-curved design is inspired by the works of famed architect Antoni Gaudi, and has been certified by The Gaudi Academia of Knowledge.

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