On August 15, Xiaomi officially announced on Weibo that its second 5G flagship is about to debut. Previously, Xiaomi took the lead by launching the 5G version of its MIX3 phone in the European market.
Xiaomi’s Weibo post reads, “with the three certifications, the 5G era for Xiaomi is now in place! Xiaomi’s second 5G flagship smartphone is about to debut!”
Three certifications refer to the regulations that a 5G smartphone has to comply with to go on the market: 3C certification (national compulsory product certification), network access license and State Radio Regulation Committee (SRRC) certification.
On August 9, the official Weibo account of China Unicom released a list of upcoming 5G smartphones, with the Xiaomi 9S listed among them. According to the Weibo post, “the vivo iViOO pro will be released in August. The 5G version of the Samsung Note 10, vivo NEX, Xiaomi 9S, as well as the upcoming Huawei Mate 30, Samsung A90 and vivo X series, will start sales on both online and offline channels of China Unicom.”
Not long ago, Xiaomi’s new unspecified phone acquired the network access license granted by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. The phone is believed to be the Mi 9S. It is equipped with a 45W charger, which is the brand’s highest charging power phone (27W for Xiaomi 9). At the same time, its battery capacity has been upgraded to 4000mAh.
According to the Xiaomishka Twitter account, in addition to supporting 5G, Xiaomi’s new 5G flagship will have some new features including a bigger screen and a main camera with upgraded Optical Image Stabilization (OIS).