An unannounced Xiaomi smartphone with the model number M1902F1G was certified by Taiwanese certification agency NCC last month. The same device has now been certified by the IMDA agency in Singapore.
Mi 9 Expected to Go Official Before the End of Q1 2019
The IMDA certification confirms the Xiaomi M1902F1G is indeed a variant of the upcoming Mi 9 flagship smartphone. Two other variants of the Mi 9 were spotted on the 3C website last month, revealing support for up to 27W wired fast charging. Other than that, however, not much is known about the Mi 9 currently. Xiaomi has so far only confirmed that the Mi 9 has been designed by Mi Liu, the same person who designed the Mi 6. We can expect the Mi 9 to feature a near bezel-less front with a larger display than its predecessor. While the display size has not been confirmed yet, rumors suggest the Mi 9 could utilize an improved In-display fingerprint sensor compared to the Mi 8 Explorer Edition and Mi 8 Pro smartphones. Xiaomi’s improved In-display fingerprint is claimed to offer a larger recognition area as well as higher accuracy.
We expect the Xiaomi Mi 9 to feature the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 7nm processor under the hood, coupled with at least 8GB of RAM. Since smartphones with 12GB of RAM are already here, there is a chance that the Mi 9 could be Xiaomi’s first smartphone to feature more than 10GB of RAM. In the camera department, the Mi 9 is expected to employ a triple-camera setup on the back. The main sensor is likely to be a 48MP unit. The Mi MIX 4, which will probably debut around the same time as the Mi 9, is also rumored to utilize an identical triple-camera setup at the rear. Since Xiaomi has already announced its first 5G smartphone, the Chinese brand may release 5G variants of both the Mi 9 and Mi MIX 4 as well. On the software front, we expect the Mi 9 to come with Android 9.0 Pie-based MIUI 10 out of the box. The flagship smartphone is expected to be launched before the end of the first quarter. It may even make an appearance at Xiaomi’s MWC 2019 press conference in Barcelona on February 24.