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Xiaomi officially announced Mi 9 Pro, Mi 9 Pro 5G in China

Chinese tech giant Xiaomi held a product launch in Beijing today unveiling Mi 9 Pro and Mi 9 Pro 5G. Both of these latest additions will have wireless charging and reverse charging features.
Introducing the Mi 9 Pro 5G

Mi 9 Pro and Mi 9 Pro 5G have monster specs and speedy wireless charging

The company launched the Mi 9 Pro 5G, a new variant of its normally excellent Mi 9 that has quicker chips, connectivity, and charging. This device is running Snapdragon 855 Plus processor with 8 or 12GB of RAM, with the same 6.4-inch 1080p OLED display but now with "professional" calibration. Obviously, it features a 5G modem that Xiaomi claimed it can give full coverage for China’s three major carriers.

Another feature of the Mi 9 Pro 5G is the support for wireless charging at 30W on a dedicated stand. Its 4,000mAh battery can be fully charged in 69 minutes. Meanwhile, wired charging will take 48 minutes at 40W. It also, this smartphone has 10W reverse wireless Qi charging. Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun was even proving how much faster the phone is at wirelessly charging an iPhone compared to Huawei P30 Pro.

On the other hand, Mi 9 Pro should have kept the entire design of the Mi 9: a flat-screen and waterdrop notch, and triple rear cameras. Inside, it runs with Snapdragon 855Mplus chipset and have a 4,000 mAh battery with 30W wireless charging support. Also, it sports a 40W wired charging and 10W reverse wireless charging.

The camera set-up is still consistent with Mi 9, the Mi 9 Pro has a 48-megapixel main sensor with a 16MP ultra-wide and a 12MP telephoto lens. The company is boasting on the Mi 9 Pro’s stronger linear motor-powered haptic feedback effects.

Price and availability

The Mi 9 Pro 5G will cost CNY 3,699 (around PHP 27,161), CNY 3,799 (PHP 27,895), CNY 4,099 (PHP 30,098), or CNY 4,299 (PHP 31,567) respectively for models with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, 8GB and 256GB, 12GB and 256GB, or 12GB and 512GB.

The 30W wireless charger will be sold separately for CNY 199 (PHP 1,461).

Note that these prices converted is not inclusive of taxes and duties yet.

The phone will be available first in China. No news yet if these models will arrive here in the Philippines and how it will be retailed. Stay tuned for more updates.

See also: Xiaomi unveils MIUI 11, releases list of devices to receive it, including POCO F1

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Sources: FoneArena, The Verge
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