The Chinese mammoth company, Xiaomi is well known as a leader in the budget-friendly smartphones. But again, with recent products like the Mi MIX series as well as the Mi 8, which includes the Explorer Edition with a transparent back, the company has been inching closer to the textbook definition of “premium.” While the Mi MIX 3 with a sliding mechanism is a classic example of this episode.
Now that, the same firm is all set to unveil yet another flagship device (dubbed Mi 9), that claims to be the best-looking handset so far. It has already been confirmed that the launch event will take place on February 20, 2019. Unfortunately, the same date as Samsung’s Unpacked event set to, where the South Korean manufacturer will be introducing its headliner Galaxy S10 series (including S10 Plus (S10+), S10e too).
Based on the leaked teaser image, shared by Samsung, we might also get a chance to witness the foldable Galaxy F. Like Samsung, Xiaomi might have also risen up to a challenge, even dividing fans to choose between the two brands, especially in Asia, picked the similar launch date.
Of course, the two Samsung’s and Xiaomi’s events will take place at separate locations. Whereas the Mi 9 will be launching in China, Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy Unpacked event will take place in San Fransisco, California, adding a 16-hour time difference.
Furthermore, Xiaomi’s choice of codename for its Mi 9 can be translated to “Battle Angel,” suggesting that the Chinese giant is prepped up for a fierce battle.
For now, currently, there’s no other information on Xiaomi launching the Mi 9 in other markets apart China, which is likely to be the most vital battleground among the two flagship devices. While Samsung is among the most influential foreign brands in the country, it ranks seventh in terms of smartphones shipment, and Xiaomi, on the other hand – comes in at the fourth position.
Back to the Mi 9 leaks, purely based on previous rumors. We learned that the Xiaomi’s upcoming flagship could feature a triple camera setup on its rear. It has been confirmed by a new teaser image published by the company itself. as shown in the picture above. The device can also be equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset, and possibly an under-display fingerprint scanner. There were hints at the possibility of a Mi 9 with a translucent back, perhaps the Explorer Edition.
Stay tuned for the February 20 launch events of both Samsung and Xiaomi. We’ll keep up updated with whatever comes our way ahead of the launches of the two leading smartphone series.