Xiaomi‘s CEO, Lei Jun, announced that the phone will now go on sale on Tuesday, March 19. The Xiaomi Mi 9 SE was supposed to be available for purchase on Thursday, March 14, but it was canceled due to insufficient stock.
He also said in the post that he will join the production line if they are not able to meet the target of 1 million units of the Mi 9 series within the first month.
The Mi 9 SE is the cheapest of the three phones in the Mi 9 series and also the least powerful. However, it does pack some punch too. It is the first smartphone powered by a Snapdragon 712 processor which is the most powerful mid-range chipset currently.
The Mi 9 SE has an AMOLED display at a screen size of 5.97-inches. It is protected with Gorilla Glass 5 and has a Dotdrop Notch. It comes with 6GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of storage. On the back are three cameras – a 48MP primary sensor, a 13MP ultra-wide sensor, and an 8MP telephoto sensor, It has a 20MP front-facing camera. It also has an in-display fingerprint sensor, and a 3070mAh battery, runs Android 9 Pie. Price for the 64GB version is ¥1999 while the 128GB version is ¥2299.