Xiaomi Mi 9S 5G gets listed on TENAA with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus
Following up on the teaser posted by China Unicom, a new Xiaomi device has appeared on the website of Chinese regulatory authority TENAA. This device with the model number M1908F1XE is expected to be the 5G variant of the Mi 9, which will likely be called the Xiaomi Mi 9S in China. Thanks to the TENAA listing, we can now see some of the specifications of the upcoming phone, along with device images.
Even though the proposed nomenclature suggests that the Mi 9S is just a 5G upgrade over the Mi 9, there are a few differences between the two. For instance, the device dimensions of the Mi 9S 5G as per the listing is 157.21 mm × 74.64 mm × 8.95 mm, which makes it thicker than the Mi 9. The phone is also 196g in weight, which is to be expected as it sports a larger capacity 4,000 mAh battery as against the 3,300 mAh battery on the Mi 9. The display on the TENAA listing suggests Xiaomi is sticking with the 6.39″ FHD+ AMOLED display. And just like the Mi 9, there will be no headphone jack or expandable storage on this one too.
Interestingly, the TENAA listing also mentions that the Xiaomi Mi 9S 5G will come with an SoC with a clock speed of 2.956GHz, which lines up with the specifications of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus. RAM options on the phone will be from 6GB, 8GB, and 12GB, while storage options will be 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB. The camera setup appears to be similar to what we see on the Mi 9, though TENAA listings do not contain complete information on all the smaller details.
Information from China Unicom suggests that a Xiaomi 5G phone is launching on its network in September 2019. Since the TENAA listing of this phone is already live, there is a good chance that Xiaomi is preparing to launch this 5G-enabled Mi 9S in the near future, which will then be made available on different carriers.