Xiaomi launched the Mi 8 flagship smartphone last year in May, and while there’s no word from the company on when it will launch the Mi 9, live image of what’s allegedly the Mi 9 has surfaced online.
Xiaomi’s product manager Wang Teng Thomas recently shared an image (attached above) on Chinese social network Weibo showing off the back side of a smartphone. This smartphone is allegedly the Mi 9. The image reveals that the smartphone has a shiny back and has triple cameras placed vertically in the top-left corner. Below the triple-camera setup is the LED flash.
The Mi 8 launched last year has a fingerprint scanner on the back, but the Mi 9 doesn’t have one which means it will likely come with an in-display fingerprint scanner.
The Mi 8 is powered by Snapdragon 845 SoC, but we can expect the Mi 9 to be powered by Qualcomm’s latest and greatest Snapdragon 855 SoC. We can also expect the Mi 9 to come with a waterdrop-shaped notch as opposed to the iPhone X-like notch the Mi 8 has.
Details about the Mi 9 are scarce right now, but we should hear more about this smartphone soon if Xiaomi plans to launch it in the coming weeks.