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Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite priced from RM1199 in Malaysia

Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite priced from RM1199 in Malaysia

by Vyncent ChanOctober 23, 2019
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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.

xiaomi mi 9 lite cameras

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.

Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite white

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
  • 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.

Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite blue

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…

About The Author
Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.

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