Xiaomi Mi 9 SE, Mi 9 Special Battle Angel Edition launched alongside Mi 9: Key specs and price
Xiaomi launched its 2019 flagship in China today. We are talking about the Mi 9 here. Alongside the Mi 9 Xiaomi also launched Mi 9 SE, which is basically a toned down version of the Mi 9. Xiaomi has launched the Mi 9 SE for starting price of 1999 yuan, which roughly translates to Rs 21,000. This price is for the base model of the Mi 9 SE which comes packed with 6GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage.
The Mi 9 SE has been launched in two variants, as noted, the base model comes packed with 6GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The second model of the phone includes 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage. This model comes for CNY 2,299 (roughly Rs 24,350). Compared to the standard Mi 9 models and the special edition of the Mi 9 with a transparent back cover, the Mi 9 SE is low in specs.
As far as the specifications are concerned the Mi 9 SE comes packed with a 5.97-inch display which is quite smaller than the screen size of the Mi 9. On the hardware front the Mi 9 SE is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 712 chipset. In comparison, the big brothers of the Mi 9 SE, the Mi 9 and the Mi 9 special edition comes packed with Snapdragon 855 chipset which is Qualcomm's latest processor that will power most flagship phones launching this year, including the Samsung Galaxy S10 series which is set to launch tonight in San Francisco.
As for the design is concerned the Mi 9 SE looks almost similar to that the Mi 9. The smartphone features waterdrop notch display which equips the selfie camera. On the back panel the Mi 9 SE sports a 48-megapixel main sensor. Most of the other specs of the Mi 9 SE are similar to the Mi 9.
Alongside the standard Mi 9 and the Mi 9 SE, Xiaomi has also launched a special Battle Angel edition of the Mi 9. This special variant of the Mi 9 is possibly the companies Mi 9 Explorer Edition which succeeds the Mi 8 Explorer Edition from last year. Compared to the standard version the special edition of the Mi 9 is slightly costlier. The Mi 9 Special Edition comes with a transparent rear cover, 12GB RAM and 258GB storage. This special variant of the Mi 9 costs 3999 Yuan, which roughly translates to Rs 42,400. Interestingly all the versions of the Mi 9 come packed with an in-display fingerprint sensor.
Xiaomi has launched the Mi 9 in two variants -- the base model with 4GB RAM/128GB storage for 2999 yuan (roughly translates to Rs 32,000), The second model comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage and costs 3299 Yuan, which roughly comes around Rs 35,000.