Xiaomi Mi 9 X Alita Edition to launch on February 24 at MWC

By Digit NewsDesk | Published on 20 Feb 2019
Xiaomi Mi 9 X Alita Edition to launch on February 24 at MWC

The Mi 9 X Alita Edition is the product of a partnership between Xiaomi and the movie Alita: Battle Angel that will release in China on February 22.


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  • Xiaomi will launch Mi 9 X Alita Edition at MWC.
  • This variant may have 5G capabilities.
  • It will come with a transparent back panel.


Xiaomi will launch a special edition of the Mi 9 smartphone called the Mi 9 X Alita Edition at MWC 2019. Xiaomi's launch event is slated to be held in Barcelona on February 24. The Mi X Alita is a product of a partnership between Xiaomi and the movie Alita: Battle Angel, which will release on February 22 in China. Xiaomi made the announcement on its official Twitter handle and Qualcomm also teased the same on its social media platforms. The phone was recently teased in a video which shows the device sporting a transparent back and wireless charging. A separate Mi 9 Transparent Edition was also announced by Xiaomi at its launch event today, sporting 12GB RAM and 256GB local storage. It is possible that the Mi 9 X Alita Edition could have 5G capabilities to differentiate it from the Mi 9 and the Mi 9 Transparent Edition. Xiaomi has been long rumoured to launch a 5G-ready smartphone. However, word has it that the company may unveil a 5G variant of the Mi Mix 3, since the same was recently teased by Xiaomi Founder and CEO, Lei Jun.

Apart from the possible inclusion of 5G on the Mi 9 X Alita, Xiaomi could keep the rest of the specs of the phone same as the Mi 9. You can check out specifications of the Mi 9 below.

Xiaomi Mi 9 Specifications

Just like the regular Mi 9, the Mi 9 X Alita Edition will sport a 6.39-inch FHD AMOLED display with a Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection. Provided by Samsung, the display has a 103.8 per cent NTSC super wide colour gamut and up to 600 nits brightness. Owing to a waterdrop notch and 40 percent slimmer bezels that the predecessor, the Mi 9 will have a 90.7 percent screen-to-body ratio. Xiaomi says it is using the fifth generation of optical in-display fingerprint sensor which is 25 percent faster than the previous generation.

The phone is powered by the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor clocked at 2.4GHz. It will offered in 12GB RAM and 256GB local storage configuration. Chances are that the Mi 9 X Alita Edition comes with 5G capabilities. The phone will ship with a 3300mah battery that supports 27W fast charging and 20W wireless flash charging. The phone has NFC, and a dedicated Google Assistant button. In the Mi 9 X Alita Edition, the company will incorporate a red-coloured button.

As far as the camera is concerned, the Mi 9 X Alita Edition will ship with the same triple camera configuration as the regular Mi 9. The primary camera of the setup has a 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor and it supports image binning with the 4-in-1 super pixel. It comes with f/1.75 aperture, a 6P lens and 1.6 um large pixel size. There is a 16MP ultra-wide sensor with 117-degree point of view, and a 12MP camera is for depth sensing with 2x optical zoom support. The Mi 9 supports super slow-motion video at 960 fps. On the front is a 20MP sensor.

Related Read:

Xiaomi Mi 9, Mi 9 SE, Mi 9 Transparent Edition go official in China, Mi 9 X Alita launching on February 24 at MWC

Xiaomi Mi 9 Key Specs, Price and Launch Date

Expected Price: ₹32000
Release Date: 29 Aug 2020
Variant: 64GB , 128GB , 256GB
Market Status: Upcoming

Key Specs

  • Screen Size Screen Size
    6.39" (1080 x 2280)
  • Camera Camera
    48 + 16 + 12 | 20 MP
  • Memory Memory
  • Battery Battery
    3300 mAh
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