The Xiaomi Mi 9 might cost half as much as the Galaxy S10

The Xiaomi Mi 9 might cost half as much as the Galaxy S10
The Xiaomi Mi 9 is one pretty impressive device. It packs a bunch of flagship specs paired with a large display and soon it’ll be available across Europe. Xiaomi will announce the phone's official pricing at MWC this weekend but tipster Ishan Agarwal claims to have obtained it ahead of time.

Depending on the market, the Xiaomi Mi 9 with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage will apparently cost either €449 or €469 in Europe. That figure is around €100 cheaper than the Snapdragon 845-powered OnePlus 6T and around half the price of the Samsung Galaxy S10, which contains the Snapdragon 855 like the Xiaomi Mi 9.

Aside from this internals, Xiaomi’s latest flagship also offers a new triple-camera setup on the rear. The primary sensor offers an impressive 48-megapixel resolution and f/1.75 aperture that should allow for some pretty good images, even in low-light conditions.

There’s also an improved 12-megapixel telephoto camera and an all-new 16-megapixel sensor which is coupled with a wide-angle lens, thus allowing much more to be captured in a single photograph.

Other features on the Xiaomi Mi 9 include a 6.39-inch AMOLED display, Android 9 Pie, an in-display fingerprint scanner, and a 3,300mAh battery. The flagship also supports 20W wireless charging which is currently the fastest on the market.

The release date of the Mi 9 will be announced next week at the company’s MWC press conference this Sunday. Pricing of the more expensive 6/128GB variant is expected to sit in the region of €550.

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Mi 9
  • Display 6.4" 1080 x 2340 pixels
  • Camera 48 MP / 20 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3300 mAh



1. torr310

Posts: 1670; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

wow, only half of the price? Glad to know that!

2. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Off topic here, it is me or new destop phonearena website look bad, I thought PA turn to commercial web, selling mobile devices...... Do you guy feel the same way.

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 22213; Member since: May 28, 2014

Yeah, I’m not a fan of it at all.

5. perry1234

Posts: 647; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

I liked it initially, but I definitely agree that there are some annoyances, especially if you keep the website zoomed in over 100%. Regarding the looks, I think the change is jarring but users will have to get used to it. I do like the huge images though, but that is just a preference.

8. joshuaswingle

Posts: 625; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

I'm sure some changes to it will be made over time, we're still killing a few bugs at the moment I believe

9. Juarizs

Posts: 45; Member since: Jan 22, 2019

I think it looks refreshing, but where are my notifications? I can't find them.

10. joshuaswingle

Posts: 625; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

The notifications appear to have been disabled. I asked the team about it myself earlier today. Hopefully they'll be re-enabled soon.

17. meanestgenius

Posts: 22213; Member since: May 28, 2014

Glad to see that you guys are on top of it. I was wondering about the notifications myself.

6. joshuaswingle

Posts: 625; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

It's the desktop version of the mobile site that was implemented last summer. I've found myself using the zoom-out feature on my desktop browser because IMO it all looks too big.

4. surethom

Posts: 1715; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Need 2 sizes 6.4" is too big for most should have a 6" version.

7. supracer

Posts: 26; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Phonearena! Can you please give us a review on the front camera on this phone? I've been searching everywhere and I can't seem to find any samples or reviews of the front camera even at dxomark

11. OneLove123

Posts: 1172; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Half the price with half LTE.

12. Lita9

Posts: 57; Member since: May 07, 2017

Full of ads

14. maherk

Posts: 6939; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

And even more than half of the price of the iPhone, now make another article about this.

15. ydl08

Posts: 54; Member since: Nov 01, 2013

No R&D Cost! Companies like Apple, Samsung, LG all invest heavily on R&D and try to coup their investment through sales. If these companies didn't invest for rnd i'm sure they could be as cost competitive..... Also if they didn't copy they actually be selling here in the US.....

20. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Of course they have R&D cost, they can't make phone if they didn't have R&D..

16. User123456789

Posts: 1000; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Less features, less price

18. Bobbii

Posts: 43; Member since: Jan 18, 2017

And faster charging speed. Samsung has been too conservative since the explosive Note 7.

19. bill718

Posts: 23; Member since: Jul 28, 2014

are they coming to usa?

22. strawberry

Posts: 115; Member since: Feb 20, 2019

these days, general consumers are looking at cheaper phones. this explained why Apple and samsung are going down

23. shawman

Posts: 70; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

while Mi 9 has limitations like no OIS and not smooth integration between HW and SW, galaxy s10 prices are crazy. S9 started at 720 and now we have "cheap" s10E at $750. S10 plus at $1000 is crazy high. Even Apple could not get away with uber expensive prices and is suffering significant decline in sales. I think we will see the same happen for Samsung.

24. abhicool

Posts: 49; Member since: Sep 25, 2018

If i have a budget then why would i eat Chinese when i can eat delicious korean food.

25. mootu

Posts: 1527; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

Because not everyone likes Korean food.

26. abhicool

Posts: 49; Member since: Sep 25, 2018

In this case, this korean "food" is much much more delicious...u know that

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