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Xiaomi launches the Mi 9 SE — the first phone powered by the Snapdragon 712

The Mi 9 SE is the first Snapdragon 712 phone. (Source: Xiaomi)
The Mi 9 SE is the first Snapdragon 712 phone. (Source: Xiaomi)
Xiaomi has launched the Mi 9 SE in China alongside the flagship Mi 9. The Mi 9 SE is the world's first phone to be powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 SoC and offers the same 48 MP camera and in-display fingerprint sensor as the Mi 9. While most other specs are on par, the battery capacity seems somewhat of a downer.

While the Mi 9 was the flagship offering from Xiaomi with an impressive spec sheet, not too far behind is the Mi 9 Special Edition (SE). The Mi 9 SE is is billed to be the world's first phone to be powered by the new Snapdragon 712 SoC that was announced earlier this month. The Snapdragon 712 is slightly overclocked version of the Snapdragon 710 with a 2.3 GHz clock and support for Fast Charging 4+.

The phone has 6 GB of RAM and offers 64 and 128 GB storage options. Like the Mi 9, the Mi 9 SE also features a 48 MP Sony IMX586 primary sensor and an in-display fingerprint sensor. The 48 MP primary camera is accompanied by a 13 MP ultra-wide angle lens and an 8 MP telephoto lens forming a triple camera setup. The 5.97-inch 2,340x1,080 AMOLED screen sports a water drop notch that houses the 20 MP selfie camera.

There is no headphone jack so the only recourse is to use USB Type-C or wireless headphones. MIUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie is the OS used and it also includes a Game Turbo booster for enhanced gaming performance. A 3,070 mAh battery keeps things chugging along — the capacity is not that great but the phone does support fast charging via the 18W charger.

The Xiaomi Mi 9 SE will be available in Blue, Violet, and Black colors similar to the Mi 9 at prices starting from ¥1,999 (US$300) to ¥2,299 (US$340). Details of pricing and availability in other regions are yet to be announced.

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2019-02-21 (Update: 2019-02-21)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam - News Editor
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.