We’ve seen the first wave of 5G phones launch this year, but Xiaomi smashed our price expectations with the €599 Mi Mix 3 5G. It now turns out that the company is working on a second 5G phone, according to China’s TENAA regulatory body.
The new phone, featuring the model number M1908F1XE, is listed on TENAA as a “5G digital mobile phone” according to machine translation. Furthermore, the filing reveals support for 5G NSA bands 41, 78, and 79.
Core specs listed by the regulatory body include a 2.95Ghz octa-core processor (a match for the Snapdragon 855 Plus), 6GB to 12GB of RAM, 128GB to 512GB of fixed storage, and a 4,000mAh battery.
Other notable details include a 6.39-inch AMOLED screen (full HD+), a triple rear camera setup (featuring a 48MP primary camera and a 2x telephoto camera), a 20MP selfie camera in a waterdrop notch, and an in-display fingerprint sensor.
The new phone could be a Xiaomi Mi 9 5G, owing to the similarities between it and the standard Mi 9. In fact, at least one outlet reports that the final name will be the Xiaomi Mi 9S 5G, citing a Chinese carrier listing.
This upcoming phone will improve upon the Mi 9 by offering a bigger battery (4,000mAh versus 3,300mAh) and a slightly faster chipset (Snapdragon 855 Plus versus Snapdragon 855). So it might be worth a look if you liked the idea of the Mi 9 but wanted a bit more speed and endurance.
There’s no word on pricing, but we could be in for a pleasant surprise if it’s anything like the Mi Mix 3 5G. Would you buy a 5G phone right now? Give us your thoughts in the comments!