Xiaomi recently announced the Mi 9 SE in the Philippines—the latest addition to the Mi 9 series. Mi 9 SE is a compact flagship featuring Qualcomm’s brand new Snapdragon 712 processor. With an 19.5:9 5.97-inch Dot Drop display, Mi 9 SE’s size is comparable to a classic 5.1-inch smartphone. Like Mi 9, Mi 9 SE offers LPDDR4x RAM and UFS 2.1 storage, holographic rainbow spectrum surface on the back, 48-megapixel camera using the Sony IMX586 sensor, as well as the latest in-screen fingerprint sensor module and multi-function NFC, making it a flagship within the compact phone category.

“The Mi 9 SE is designed to give Mi fans the performance they need in a more compact package,” said Steven Shi, head of Southeast Asia for Xiaomi. “It follows the Mi 9 series’ heritage of bringing flagship-level experience at a more affordable price, strengthening Xiaomi’s commitment to bringing value-for-money products to everyone.”

Beautifully designed for one-hand use

Mi 9 SE has an expansive 5.97-inch AMOLED Dot Drop display while retaining its small form factor. At only 155g and 7.45mm thick, Mi 9 SE is ultra-slim and light and is made for easy-one handed operation. Mi 9 SE also includes an improved in-screen fingerprint sensor for a faster unlocking experience.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 712—faster and more power efficient

Mi 9 SE is the first device powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 mobile platform, an upgrade from the Snapdragon 710. Built with a 10nm processor consisting the Kryo 360 CPU (2.3GHz maximum clock speed) and Adreno 616 GPU, Mi 9 SE is engineered to handle even the most demanding tasks and delivers up to 35 percent improved graphics performance and power efficiency compared to its predecessor.

48MP ultra-high resolution triple camera

The Mi 9 SE sports a triple camera setup with a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 primary sensor. Capture 48-megapixel ultra-clear shots in daytime or 12-megapixel in low-light conditions, when four pixels combine into one large 1.6-micron pixel. Mi 9 SE is also capable of taking  123-degree ultra-wide angle shots for landscape and architectural photographs, or shooting beautiful portraits with its telephoto lens.

The Xiaomi Mi 9 SE 6+64GB variant will be available in black and blue colors for P15,990 on Lazada and at the soon-to-be-opened Mi Authorized Store in Robinsons Manila on May 18. It will soon roll out to other Mi Authorized Stores.

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