Home / Technology / Gadgets /  Xiaomi Mi 9 launch at 11:30 am today: What to expect, live stream and more

Xiaomi is set to launch its flagship smartphone, the Mi 9 in China today. The launch event will commence at 11:30 am IST. Xiaomi has posted quite a few details about the Mi 9 on its handle on the Chinese microblogging platform Weibo.

The Mi 9 is expected to boast a 6.4-inch Full HD+ display with a waterdrop notch and will be powered by Qualcomm's newest flagship chipset, the Snapdragon 855.

The launch will take place a few hours before another major flagship launch—the Samsung Galaxy S10. The Galaxy S10 will be launched at the Unpacked event held at San Francisco at 12:30 am IST on 21 February.

While the Chinese smartphone maker has made most of the specifications publicly available, it has held back the pricing of the Mi 9. This will be unveiled at the time of the launch.

How to watch live stream:

You can catch the launch of the Mi 9 smartphone on Xiaomi's official Chinese website. The event will be live streamed at 2 pm CST (11:30 am IST) and you can get redirected to the link by clicking here.

Xiaomi Mi 9: Specifications

The Xiaomi Mi 9 will boast a gradient back, much like the previously launched Redmi Note 7. The manufacturing process of the back panel helps it produce aurora-like streaks of lights when viewed at particular angles.

It will be lit by a 6.4-inch Full HD+ display with waterdrop notch design. The smartphone is expected to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC paired with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It will be backed by a 3,500mAh battery with support for 27W fast charging.

In terms of software, the Mi 9 will run MIUI 10 based on Android 9.0 Pie.

We can expect the Mi 9 to sport Sony's IMX576 sensor with a resolution of 48MP. This might be accompanied by two more sensors—a 12MP secondary and a 3D time-of-flight (ToF) sensor which promises better depth, low light and AR performance.

Biometrics options of the Mi 9 might include an in-display fingerprint scanner and face unlock.

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