Xiaomi Launches Its Mid-Range Mi 9 SE in the UK Today

By Shabana Arif on at

The Mi 9's little brother has arrived in the UK today. A compact little bastard, the Mi 9 SE sports a 5.97 inch AMOLED Dot Drop display compared to the Mi 9's 6.39 inches, and you can pick it up for less than £400.

Touted as a "compact version of the Mi 9" which, incidentally, we thought was pretty solid, the handset houses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 processor and is the first device to use the chipset. The 712 is an upgrade to the 710, and straddles the space between the budget 600-series chips and the flagship 855 used in the higher tier Mi 9, like the majestic and ever-flexible Jean-Claude Van Damme. The 712 offers a 35 per cent increase in graphics and power-efficiency over the 710.

It's not too shabby in the camera department either, boasting a 48MP ultra-high resolution triple rear camera with an ultra-wide 123-degree field of view, and a 20MP front camera that'll make even your worst selfies look half decent, with Beautify and 3D makeup, as well as adding a Snapchat style glimmer to your dull, lifeless eyes.

If a mid-range pocket-sized phone is exactly what you're after, you can pick up the 6GB/64GB model for £349 in Ocean Blue, and the 6GB/128G in Ocean Blue and Piano Black for £399 on the UK Mi website and at the London Mi Store in Westfield White City. It will be available elsewhere over the next few weeks.