Xiaomi Mi 9 SE Specification and Price: The First Snapdragon 712 Smartphone

Xiaomi Mi 9 was the star smartphone that was launched yesterday, but another of its version appeared as well – The Xiaomi Mi 9 SE. The phone was introduced by the CEO of the company, Lei Junas, and it is the first smartphone in the world with the new Snapdragon 712 chipset. It also came with a 48MP camera with Sony IMX586 sensor on its back, and an UD fingerprint scanner on its front. Read on and see the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE full specification, key features and price.

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE Specification and Price: The First Snapdragon 712 Smartphone

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE Features

The Xiaomi Mi 9 SE is a bit smaller than the flagship – Xiaomi Mi 9. It comes with a 5.97 inch AMOLED panel with a waterdrop notch on top and slightly thicker bezel on the bottom. The Snapdragon 712 chipset which is its key features is coupled with a 6GB RAM and either a 64GB or 128GB internal storage.

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Talking about the new chipset, it is pretty much the same as the Snapdragon 710 SoC, but with a slightly faster CPU. It is still built on the 10nm FiNFET process and its modem supports all the usual Wi-Fi standards, Bluetooth 5.0, and dual LTE.

Looking at the camera department of the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE, the main shooter has a 13MP ultra wide-angle lens and an 8MP telephoto lens to keep it company. The front-facing camera is 20MP, coming with plenty of beauty filers which is good news for all the social media addicts out there.

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The Xiaomi Mi 9 SE comes with 3070mAh battery with fast-charging support capped at 18W. The phone does not have 3.5mm audio jack, so you will have to rely on the USB-C port or a wireless headphones. Other features of the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE include the Game Turbo booster, latest MIUI 10 and an NFC chip.

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE Price

The Xiaomi Mi 9 SE price goes for CNY1,999 ($300, €262) for the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage variant, and CNY2,299 ($340, €300) for the 64GB RAM + 128GB storage variant. The phone will be available in the same colours as the flagship, which are Black, Violet, and Blue.

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE Specification

NETWORK
Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
Speed HSPA, LTE-A
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
LAUNCH
Announced 2019, February
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2019, March
BODY
Dimensions 147.5 x 70.5 x 7.5 mm (5.81 x 2.78 x 0.30 in)
Weight 155 g (5.47 oz)
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY
Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.97 inches, 87.5 cm2 (~84.1% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~432 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  – HDR
PLATFORM
OS Android 9.0 (Pie); MIUI 10
Chipset Qualcomm SDM712 Snapdragon 712 (10 nm)
CPU Octa-core 2.3 GHz
GPU Adreno 616
MEMORY
Card slot No
Internal 64/128 GB, 6 GB RAM
MAIN CAMERA
Triple 48 MP, f/1.8, 1/2″, 0.8µm, PDAF
13 MP, f/2.4, (ultrawide), 1.12µm
8 MP, f/2.4, (telephoto), 1.12µm, PDAF
Features Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@960fps
SELFIE CAMERA
Single 20 MP, f/2.0, 0.9µm
Features HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
SOUND
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack No
  – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMS
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
NFC Yes
Infrared port Yes
Radio No
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
FEATURES
Sensors Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
BATTERY
  Non-removable Li-Po 3070 mAh battery
Charging Fast battery charging 18W
MISC
Colors Violet, Blue, Gray
Price About 300 EUR
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