Xiaomi Mi 9 Explore is not to be mistaken with the Xiaomi Mi 9 version, although both devices are transparent and have similar specifications, they are not the same device. The Xiaomi Mi 9 Explore has 6.39-inch Full HD+ display, top of the line Snapdragon 855 SoC accompanied by a whopping 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. It also has a Triple camera setup, 3,300mAh of battery with support for wireless charging and runs Android 9.0 Pie out of the box. Let’s find out more.
Xiaomi Mi 9 Explore Key Specs
・6.39-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2340 pixels
・Android 9.0 Pie, 12GB Of RAM
・Octa-core 2.84GHz, Snapdragon 855
・256GB built-in storage
・48MP + 16MP + 12MP rear camera and 20MP selfie camera
・3,300mAh non-removable battery
Xiaomi Mi 9 Explore Design And Display
Xiaomi Mi 9 Explore comes in a transparent body which is its major highlight, showing of the Internals of the device. The transparent back is covered or rather protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 while the display is covered with a Corning Gorilla Glass 6.
About the display, this device is rocking a massive 6.39-inch Full HD+ 1080p Super AMOLED display with a pixel per inch density of 403 and an aspect ratio of 19:9 with a notch cut out. A fingerprint sensor is also underneath the display which leaves the back of the device with only the triple camera setup. Overall, this device weighs 172 grams and measures 7.6mm in thickness.
Xiaomi Mi 9 Explore Camera Review
Xioami Mi 9 Explore is packed with a total of 4 unevenly split cameras; 3 cameras at the back and one at the front for selfies. The triple rear camera is a combination of a main 48MP shooter with an f/1.8 aperture and PDAF, a 16MP ultrawide camera with f/2.2 aperture and PDAF and Lastly, a 12MP telephoto lens with an f/2.2 aperture, 2x Optical Zoom and PDAF.
The rear camera also features a dual-LED flash, HDR, Panorama and is capable of 4k video recording at 30 or 60fps, 1080p video recording at up to 240fps and 720p video recording at 960fps. The single front-facing camera is a 20MP shooter with an f/2.0 aperture and HDR. It can also record 1080p videos at 30fps.
Xiaomi Mi 9 Explore Hardware and Software
Snapdragon 855 form Qualcomm drives this device. The SoC is based on the 7nm FinFET process technology and has an octa-core processor clocked at 2.84GHz with an Adreno 640 GPU for Gaming. It has a whopping 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage which is no expandable thanks to lack of a microSD card slot. It runs the latest Android Operating System – Android 9.0 Pie – with the MIUI 10 User Interface slapped on top.
Battery & Network Connectivity
The 3,300mAh powering this device comes with two fast charging options; a 27W (Quick Charge 4+) wired fast charging and a 20W wireless fast charging, both of which can get you a full charge in an hour top. Other features of this device include 4G LTE connectivity with VoLTE, Bluetooth, dual-band WiFi, WiFi hotspot, WiFi direct, GPS, infrared, NFC and a USB Type-C port with support for USB On The Go. No 3.5mm jack or FM radio, a dongle will be needed for the former.
Xiaomi Mi 9 Explore Price and Availability
Xiaomi Mi 9 Explore has a starting price of $885 for the only configuration available which is the one with 12GB/256GB. It is set to go on sale very soon.
Xiaomi Mi 9 Explore Full Specifications
- Dimension: 157.5 x 74.7 x 7.6 mm
- Material: Front/back glass, aluminium frame(7000 series)
- Weight: 173g
- SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Type: Super AMOLED Capacitive touchscreen
- Size: 6.39-inch
- Screen Resolution: 19:9, 1080 x 2340 pixels, 403ppi
- Multi-touch: Yes
Software and performance
- Operating System: Android 9.0 Pie, MIUI 10
- Chipset: Snapdragon 855, Octa-core 2.84GHz
- RAM: 12GB RAM
- Internal Storage: 256GB
- Card Slot: No
- Primary: 48MP + 16MP + 12MP
- Features: f/1.8 + f/2.2 + f/2.2 – dual-LED flash, PDAF, HDR, Panorama
- Secondary: 20MP with f/2.0 – HDR
Network and Connectivity
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, WiFi direct, hotspot, DNLA
- Network 2G: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
- 3G: 2100 MHz
- 4G: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, v5.0 with A2DP, LE, aptX HD
- USB: Yes, USB Type-C
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- Audio Jack: Yes
- Fingerprint Sensor: Yes (in-display)
- NFC: Yes
- GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
- Sensors: Gravity, Proximity and Light Sensor
- Capacity: 3,300mAh non-removable
- Type: Li-Po
- Fast Charging: Yes, 27W (Quick Charge 4+), 20W wireless charging
- OTG Support: Yes
Price and Availability
- Recommended Retail Price: $855
- Availability: Coming Soon