Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite priced from RM1199 in Malaysia
The Xiaomi Mi 9 family here in Malaysia grows even bigger, with the addition of the Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite. It truly lives up to its name, with all the features you love on the Xiaomi Mi 9, but distilled down to fit into a more affordable price bracket.
There’s a 48MP f/1.79 camera on the back, a common feature through out the Mi 9 family, as well as a 8MP ultra-wide camera and a 2MP depth sensor. You don’t get a telephoto camera here, but that’s okay. There’s a 20MP f/2.0 selfie camera up front, housed in the small notch above the 6.39″ AMOLED display.
Under the hood is a Snapdragon 710, which fits its position under the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE. It does feature a much larger battery though, measuring in at 4030 mAh. Also, there’s support for expandable microSD storage, which is something the rest of the Mi 9 family lacks.
You get a headphone jack and IR blaster too, giving the Mi 9 Lite quite an impressive feature set. The Mi 9 SE lacks a headphone jack, and the Mi 9T doesn’t sport an IR blaster.
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite Specs
- Snapdragon 710, octa-core up to 2.2 GHz, 10nm FinFET
- 6GB LPDDR4x RAM
- Up to 128GB UFS 2.1 storage, expandable via microSD
- 6.39″ FHD+ Super AMOLED display, dot drop notch
- 48MP f/1.79 + 8MP ultra-wide + 2MP depth sensor
- 32MP f/2.0 selfie camera
- MIUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie
- 4030 mAh battery, 18W Quick Charge 3.0
- 6 + 64GB: RM1199
6 + 128GB: RM1299
The Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite will be available in Pearl White, Auroro Blue and Onyx Grey starting 1st November, with a early-bird promotion available from the following Authorized Mi Stores:
- Mi Store Bukit Tinggi (Klang)
- Mi Store One Utama (Klang Valley)
- Mi Store Mid Valley (Klang Valley)
- Mi Store KLCC (Klang Valley)
- Mi Store Pavilion (Klang Valley)
- Mi Store D’Pulze (Cyber Jaya)
- Mi Store Aman Central (Kedah)
- Mi Store Sunway Carnival (Seberang Perai, Penang)
- Mi Store Queensbay Mall (Penang)
- Mi Store Ipoh Parade (Ipoh)
- Mi Store Suria Sabah (Sabah)
- Mi Store The Spring (Bintulu)
- Mi Store Mid Valley South Key (JB)
- Mi Store KB Mall (Kelantan)
- Mi Store Kuantan City Mall (Kuantan)
Every purchase on 1st November will be entitled to a RM100 Hermo MY voucher. This promotion is of course while stocks last.
What do you think? Does the Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite have a place in the crowded mid-range segment, or would you pick the pre-existing member of the Mi 9 family over it?
Pokdepinion: I would probably still pick the Mi 9T over this…