The annual flagship of Xiaomi is already out. But it is not affordable to everyone. So the company has decided to bring a cheaper model, namely the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE. Like its predecessor, this model comes with a few changes that help the phone reduce the pricing. But it’s not the slightly-modified version of the original one. There are some major changes you should be aware of when buying it. However, before we’ll take a look at all of its key features, we have found a coupon (code: ENHVOXOH) that allows our readers to get their hands on this amazing model for $399.99. This code is for the 6+64GB. But if you want to acquire the 6+128GB for $449.99 if applying the coupon (code: OARGIEBL).
Unlike the original model’s 6.39-inch screen, the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE comes with a Samsung AMOLED screen of 5.97 inches. Generally, this handset is considered to be the improved version of the Mi 6 rather than the lightened variant of the Mi 9. It is covered with a 2.5D glass as well as the fifth generation Corning Gorilla Glass. The forehead is 2.05mm only, which is narrower than that of the Xiaomi Mi 9. The chin is 3.8mm and a screen ratio is 90.45%. This version has a thickness of 7.45mm. But the latter didn’t prevent the phone from sporting a 3070mAh battery, which is similar to the Mi 6 again. It still supports 18W charging, but there is no wireless charging support. It also supports screen fingerprint recognition. Compared to the iPhone XS, the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE has a larger screen, a larger battery, and lighter weight.
At the same time, the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE is powered by the new Snapdragon 712, which scores 187,626 points in AnTuTu. This is a move forward compared to the Kirin 710 and the Snapdragon 670. The main camera of the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE is the same as the Xiaomi Mi 9. Thus, it’s another Sony 48MP camera phone. But the rest two sensors include the 8MP and 13MP lenses.
On the front, it sports a 20MP camera like the Mi 9. In terms of software, it boasts the latest Android 9.0 Pie with MIUI 10.