Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G with SD855+ SoC launched – It is the cheapest ever 5G smartphone

Today, Xiaomi released the Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G in China. This smartphone is s cheap that it is currently the cheapest 5G smartphone in the industry. The Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G is not much different from the regular Xiaomi Mi 9  in terms of design. It uses a dimension of 157.21 x 74.64 x 8.54 mm and weighs only 196g. It is available in dream white and titanium black colours. Interestingly, this smartphone is already available in some online stores for pre-orders.

The Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G comes with a 6.39-inch AMOLED screen and the screen ratio is 90.7%. It uses an on-screen fingerprint sensor and the entire display has the Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection. This device supports step-less color temperature adjustment and full DC dimming. This flagship phone comes with a 103.8% NTSC wide color gamut. This ensures that the basic screen quality is perfect. In addition, it uses a “primary colour screen management system”, which can convert colour space more accurately.

The Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G comes with a Snapdragon 855+ SoC with a maximum configuration of 12GB+512GB. Of course, it uses an external Snapdragon X50 5G modem. The 5G frequency band adopts a 7-antenna design and there are signals for how to hold it.

In the camera department, the Mi 9 Pro 5G uses a 20MP selfie camera. On the rear, there is a triple camera setup. This includes a 48MP main sensor + 12MP telephoto + 16MP ultrawide camera system. On the software end, this device comes with the recently released MIUI 11 with a lot of new features.

The Mi 9 Pro 5G does not come with a 4000 mAh large battery, it also supports “triple fast charge”, 40W wired super flash charging, 30W wireless super flash charging and 10W reverse wireless charging. According to Xiaomi, the 30W wireless super flash charge can give a full charge in 69 minutes. If you use the 45W charger in the box, you can get a full charge in 48 minutes.

Key specs

  • 6.39-inch AMOLED display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ processor
  • 48-megapixel camera + 12-megapixel telephoto lens + 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera
  • 4,000mAh battery, 45w charging, 30w wireless charging
  • Haptic motor for improved vibration
  • Starts at 8GB RAM, up to 12GB RAM
  • Starts at 128GB storage space, up to 512GB
  • MIUI11 operating system (based on Android)
  • Titanium Black and Dream White color options

Furthermore, the Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro 5G uses “VC liquid cooling + 5 layers of graphite + high thermal conductivity copper foil + thermal gel” stereo cooling system. With this configuration, the CPU core temperature reduces by 10.2 ° C. This smartphone is the first device to get the TUV Rheinland Fast Charge 3.0 certification.

In addition, this smartphone comes with a large horizontal linear motor for better vibration feel, eID electronic ID card, and a 1.04CC large sound chamber. It also supports NFC and provides up to 1TB of Xiaomi cloud space free for one year. This is usually worth 499 yuan ($70)/year. Other features worthy of note include Xiao AI 3.0 voice assistant, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, dual-band GPS and USB-C. However, it does not have the 3.5 mm headphone jack. This smartphone hit 480,830 on AnTuTu.



I have been a strong follower of Android devices since the release of Android Ice Cream Sandwich. Right now, Chinese tech completely fascinates me because they are probably the only manufacturers who tries to merge budget and specs.

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