Considering the Mi 8 was unveiled in May 2018, Xiaomi has significantly moved the Mi 9 launch forward, most likely in a bid to be ready for Samsung’s next flagship as well as any other major smartphones that debut at the Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona later this month. The company had announced the Mi 9 launch date in post on Weibo earlier today.
Xiaomi has announced that it will be unveiling the new Mi 9 smartphone on February 20. The company is hosting an event in Beijing, China on the day to unveil the Mi 8 successor. The launch date is particularly interesting given, Samsung will announce its Galaxy S10 -Series later that day in San Francisco. It seems Xiaomi is looking to steal Samsung’s thunder. Carrying the code name “battle angel,” the Xiaomi Mi 9 is said to be the company’s best-looking smartphone to date.