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Xiaomi are expected to announce the Mi 9 flagship sometime today, but in an attempt to build hype, they’ve revealed several key features which will ship with the phone – and we’d be lying if we said we aren’t hyped.

According Xiaomi’s posts on social media, we can see that the Mi 9 will utilize a “smart antenna” which allows for better signal reception; a dedicated Google Assistant button will also be present – which comes as a welcome news considering Google services are banned in Xiaomi’s native China.

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In terms of UI elements, Mi 9’s MUI 10 will have “dark mode” which Xiaomi says reduces display power usage by 83% under full brightness and 50% under half brightness. When your screen is locked, there will also be always-on colored icons for ease of access to apps.

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On top of these features, we also know the regular Mi 9 will come with a iridescent back, while a special edition version will sport a transparent back. The Mi 9 will feature three back cameras – one capable of shooting at 48MP. The phone will be powered by a Snapdragon 855 chipset and will ship with 6GBs of RAM and Android 9.

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