Xiaomi let a ton of people down shortly after the revelation of the Mi 9 lineup. Enthusiasts and techies alike were bummed to find out that Xiaomi had halted the sale of the Mi 9 SE for quite a while due to slow production. However, in a recent tweet posted by the folks over at Xiaomi, it seems like Xiaomi is ready to launch the Mi 9 SE in the international market.
The Xiaomi Mi 9 SE is Xiaomi’s latest entry that was supposedly launching alongside its flagship cousin the Mi 9. For folks who couldn’t afford the Xiaomi Mi 9, the Mi 9 SE was an incredible getaway for folks who wanted the best of Xiaomi with a few compromises to make up for its price.
The Xiaomi Mi 9 SE like its other cousins and rivals features the usual 48MP sensor on its back. What made the Mi 9 SE special at the time was the fact that the device featured a trio of cameras on its back, with the other two sensors being 8MP and 13MP on the megapixel scale. With the 48MP being the main camera, Xiaomi reserved the 8MP and 13MP sensors for telephoto and ultra-wide shots, respectively.
Other features that you would be missing out on with the Mi 9 SE include the headphone jack, the newly-introduced 20W wireless charging from the Mi 9, and the Snapdragon 855 SoC. Other than that, the device looks incredibly compelling, especially when you consider that the Mi 9 SE would retail for $299.
What’s concerning at this moment for the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE has to be the fact that it is late to the party, and since its initial announcement, Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 7 and Note 7 Pro have completely obliterated the same space the Mi 9 SE is trying to fit in, that too with the headphone jack for savage purposes if you go for the Note 7.
Regarding where Xiaomi plans to launch the Mi 9 SE remains a mystery. However, I personally wouldn’t be shocked if the device launches in India.