Apart from the Mi 9, Xiaomi also launched its mid-range counterpart, the Mi 9 SE. The special edition version of the Mi 9 is the first in the world with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 chipset. It has a 48MP camera with a Sony IMX586 sensor at the back, and an in-display fingerprint scanner on the front.
The Mi 9 SE is slightly smaller than the flagship with a 5.97” AMOLED display with a waterdrop notch on the top and a slightly thicker bezel on the bottom. The Snapdragon 712 is partnered with 6GB RAM and 64/128GB of storage.
The new SoC is roughly the same as the Snapdragon 710 but with a slightly faster CPU. It’s still built on the 10nm FiNFET process and its modem supports all the usual Wi-Fi standards, Bluetooth 5.0, and dual LTE.
Its main shooter is composed of a 13MP ultra wide-angle lens and an 8 MP telephoto lens. While its front-facing camera is a 20MP shooter with plenty of Beauty filters.
It’s all powered by a 3070mAh battery that supports fast-charging but is capped at 18W. There is no 3.5mm audio jack, so you’ll have to rely on the USB-C port or Bluetooth headset for your listening sessions. It features a Game Turbo, the latest MIUI 10, and an NFC chip.
The Xiaomi Mi 9 SE comes in Blue, Violet, and Black it will cost between CNY 1,999 (around PHP 15,494.32) and CNY 2,299 (around PHP 17,819.63)