MWC 2019: Xiaomi presents the new Mi 9 and a 5G cell phone


The Mi Mix 3 5G arrive with a very low price compared to the prices seen to date in this type of cell phone.

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Some of the main brands have chosen the days before the start of the Mobile World Congress to present their news for 2019. Huawei, LG, Nokia or Xiaomi are some of them.

Xiaomi made Sunday her special day, celebrating an event in style to let us know her new phones. The Xiaomi Mi 9 It came to replace the Xiaomi Mi 8, a phone that offered very powerful specifications at a mid-range price.

Now it is the turn of the new Xiaomi Mi 9. The Chinese manufacturer repeats the same equation and presents us with a phone that has a Snapdragon 855 processor, a glass back and a 6.39-inch AMOLED screen with even more bezels than the My 8, with a drop-type eyebrow.

The Mi 9 comes in two versions, one with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage and the other with 8GB of RAM with 64GB of internal storage.

But perhaps most noteworthy is that the phone incorporates three cameras, one 48-megapixel, one 16-megapixel and one 12-megapixel. In addition, it supports wireless charging and has a mode called Game Turbo that allows better use of phone resources when playing mobile games.

The company boasted of being the most wearables It sells worldwide due to the success of its quantifying wristbands, Mi Band, and also the success of one of its flagship products, its electric scooters.

In addition to introducing his new Mi 9, the company's chief executive spoke of his commitment to 5G, a technology "very complex but with which we are fully engaged," he said.

Following this declaration of intent, Cristiano Amon, CEO of Qualcomm stepped onto the stage to confirm that the future Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G will be the company's first 5G device.

Following him, Donovan Sung, Xiaomi product manager, announced that the new phone will incorporate the latest Qualcomm modem, the Snapdragon X50 5G and also, they made a live video call using 5G to demonstrate the low latency and speed of the device combined with this technology.

The Mi Mix 3 5G It is a cell phone with a 5.94-inch screen that shares almost all the specifications with the Mi Mix 3. And what about its price? Only 599 euros (around US $ 679).

Finally, despite the fact that we expected Xiaomi to show us its folding phone or at least the prototype it would be working on, the company presented a pair of smart light bulbs that can be operated from the cell phone.

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