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Xiaomi Mi 9 and Redmi Note 7 available in the UAE

AI cameras, 20W wireless charging and latest Qualcomm processor key highlights for Mi 9

Redmi Note 7 marks the greatest shift in design in the Redmi series, sporting Corning Gorilla Glass front and rear.
Redmi Note 7 marks the greatest shift in design in the Redmi series, sporting Corning Gorilla Glass front and rear.

Xiaomi has announced the launch of Mi 9, its latest flagship smartphone, featuring an AI triple camera, 20W wireless charging and powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform.

Redmi Note 7, the latest smartphone in Xiaomi’s Redmi Note series, has also been launched. Like its predecessors, Redmi Note 7 features a large display and long battery life, and with significant enhancements in its camera.  

Mi 9-AI triple camera flagship

Mi 9 is Xiaomi’s first flagship with an AI triple camera, with the main camera utilising the latest 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 1/2” sensor. Users can choose to shoot high-resolution 48-megapixel images, or in low-light conditions, take even clearer and brighter photos as Mi 9 will combine four pixels to one, resulting in very sensitive 1.6μm large pixels. The AI triple camera combination of the main camera, 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, and a 12-megapixel telephoto camera gave Mi 9 a score of 107 by the authoritative DxOMark website, giving it the second highest score of all tested smartphones. In addition, a video score of 99 puts it at number one on DxOMark for video capture.

Mi 9 has an all-curved back cover design, allowing it to fit comfortably in the hand. Its back cover colour process gives Mi 9 a stylish holographic rainbow spectrum, so it looks different every time it is picked up.

The all-curved design is inspired by the works of famed architect Antoni Gaudi, and has been certified by The Gaudi Academia of Knowledge.

“Inspired by the works of Antoni Gaudi, Mi 9 beautifully combines the reflection of light, seamless curves, and the use of natural elements to create a masterpiece of art”, says Carlos Canals Roura, President of The Gaudi Academia of Knowledge.

On the front, Mi 9 sports a 6.39-inch 19.5:9 Samsung AMOLED Dot Drop display. Under this display is a new and improved in-screen fingerprint sensor that unlocks the phone up to 25% faster than the previous generation.

20W wireless charging; TÜV safe quick charging certification

Inside the Mi 9 is a large 3300mAh battery, featuring a fast charging solution for both wired and wireless charging. This solution has received certification from renowned German institution TUV Rheinland for safe quick charging.

The 27W wired charging supports Qualcomm’s QC4+ standard, and enables Mi 9 to safely charge to 70% in just 30 minutes, and fully charge in 60 mins. When used with the new 20W version of Mi Wireless Charging Pad, Mi 9 can fully charge in just 90 min, as fast as some wired solutions.

Mi 9 will be available at three authorised Mi Stores in UAE from March 21st, retailing AED 1,849 for the 6GB+128GB. It is available in Piano Black, Ocean Blue, and Lavender Violet.

Redmi Note 7- all-new design

Redmi Note 7 marks the greatest shift in design in the Redmi series, sporting a new premium style with the front and rear covered in Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The 19.5:9 Dot Drop display measures 6.3 inches diagonally and has a FHD+ resolution of 2380 x 1080. The Redmi Note 7 screen's high pixel density and accurate colours (84% NTSC colour gamut) offers one of the finest visual experiences in its class.

On the back, Redmi Note 7 sports the Samsung ISOCELL Bright GM1 backside illuminated CMOS sensor that has 48 million physical pixels. Xiaomi couples Redmi Note 7’s cameras with AI features, including the night mode photography feature that was introduced along with Xiaomi’s flagship Mi MIX 3, as well as AI scene detection, AI beautify and AI portraits that allow users to create amazing photos with ease.

Redmi Note 7 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE SoC, with a 2.2GHz maximum clock speed, ensuring uncompromised peak performance when playing games and processing data.

Redmi Note 7 carries on the Redmi tradition of long battery life with its large 4000mAh battery, which will last over a day for almost all users. Recharge via the USB Type-C port, and enjoy shorter charging times thanks to support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 4. Redmi Note 7 also includes an IR blaster capable of controlling numerous home appliances, such as televisions or air conditioners. In addition, it comes with Smart PA audio for louder and higher-quality sound.

Built to last

Redmi Note 7 is built to be reliable, featuring Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back, making it less vulnerable to damage from drops. Corners on the chassis are also reinforced, further improving durability. In addition, buttons and ports come with watertight seals to lessen the impact of accidental splashes that may occur in everyday use.

Redmi Note 7 will be available in Space Black, Neptune Blue, and Nebula Red. It will retail at AED 729 for 4GB+64GB, and AED 829 for 4GB+128GB. Starting today, 4GB+64GB version is available for pre-order on Jollychic for AED 655. In April, both versions will be available on all channels.