The Xiaomi Mi 9 will be shown off in China on February 20th and then will be shown again on February 24th. Xiaomi SVP Wang Xiang confirmed the news on Twitter today, giving us a few peeks at the back of the device in the process. We can see what looks to be a vertically-stacked triple rear camera setup with flash on the back of the Mi 9, and there's a USB-C port on the bottom.
#Mi9 is here!
We used nano-level laser engraving holographic technology + dual layer nano coating to create this beautiful and unique color.
For more details, make sure you check out our new product launch on Feb 24！ pic.twitter.com/vtBLCJTBQD
— Wang Xiang (@XiangW_) February 14, 2019
Xiaomi founder Lei Jun shared more photos of the Mi 9 on Weibo. Rather than showing the same blue model as Wang Xiang, though, Lei Jun gave us a peek at a holographic purple version of the Xiaomi Mi 9.
You may notice that all of the Mi 9 photos shared by Xiaomi's execs only show the back of the phone. The rumor mill is happy to give us a look at the front, though, as photos that claim to show the front of the Xiaomi Mi 9 have been posted to Weibo. The device has a small notch at the top of its screen, slim side bezels, and a bit of a chin below the display.
The Mi 9 is expected to be Xiaomi's next flagship smartphone, with rumored specs that include a Snapdragon 855 processor, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of built-in storage, and an in-display fingerprint reader. Details on the features of that triple rear camera setup are still up in the air, but with an announcement happening in less than a week, we'll know more soon.