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Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite arrives in Malaysia, available from RM1,199

The Mi 9 Lite has been announced for the Malaysian market, and it adds yet another option for buyers in the competitive mid-range market. Essentially a global version of the Xiaomi CC9 (sold in China), the Mi 9 Lite features quite a few eye-catching features for an affordable price.

You’re looking at a 6.39″ Full HD+ Samsung AMOLED display that comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor. Under the hood, the device is powered by a Snapdragon 710 with 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM and UFS2.1 storage—64GB and 128GB variants are available. Storage is expandable via microSD for up to 256GB, as well.

For photos, it has a 48MP f/1.8 main camera, a 8MP ultra-wide-angle shooter as well as a 2MP depth sensor. There’s also a new “AI Skyscaping” feature that can detect the sky in a photo—Xiaomi says that this feature can “transform an overcast day to a bright sunny one”. For selfies meanwhile, the front-facing camera is a 32MP f/2.0 shooter.

Sustaining the device is a decently-sized 4,030mAh battery that supports Quick Charge 4, with an 18W charger available in the box. There’s still a 3.5mm headphone jack, an IR blaster, and NFC support for the Mi 9 Lite.

An interesting aspect of the phone is the vertical illuminated Xiaomi logo on the back of the device, which doubles up as a notification light. As with many of Xiaomi’s phones that have AMOLED screens, the Mi 9 Lite also comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner.

Colour-wise, you have 3 options to pick from: Pearl White, Aurora Blue and Onyx Grey. There are two variants that will be available from the 1st of November 2019:

Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite—6GB + 64GB—RM1,199 (available exclusively on Lazada, Shopee)
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite—6GB + 128GB—RM1,299 (available on Lazada, Shopee, Authorised Mi Stores)

On the 1st of November, every purchase of the Mi 9 Lite will also come with a RM100 Hermo MY voucher while stocks last, with the promotion available at select Authorised Mi Stores.