Wang Xiang/Xiaomi

The Xiaomi Mi 9 is scheduled to launch in roughly a week’s time, and the Chinese brand has already teased a triple rear camera setup. Now, a Xiaomi executive has revealed the phone’s design in a series of shots on Twitter.

Senior vice president Wang Xiang posted three photos of the device on Twitter, showing off the triple camera trio, the bottom of the phone, and a full view of its back.

#Mi9 is here!

We used nano-level laser engraving holographic technology + dual layer nano coating to create this beautiful and unique color.

For more details, make sure you check out our new product launch on Feb 24! pic.twitter.com/vtBLCJTBQD

— Wang Xiang (@XiangW_) February 14, 2019

The last picture also shows off a rather unique gradient color, which seems to vary between blue, turquoise and green. It’s certainly one of the better gradient colorways we’ve seen on a smartphone, although I quite like Huawei’s Twilight and Vivo’s nebula gradients.

Xiaomi has also teased the triple camera setup on Twitter this week, suggesting that we’ll see a main camera, depth sensor, and ultra wide angle shooter on the Xiaomi Mi 9. This means the phone could be at a disadvantage for zoomed shots, but an ultra wide angle camera is ideal for group shots, landscapes, and city snaps.

Guess what’s c ming? #MakeItHappen pic.twitter.com/2iVPCz1Yva

— Mi (@xiaomi) February 13, 2019

Xiaomi will launch the phone in China on February 20, but it’s also revealed a February 24 event in Barcelona. The new phone is expected to pack a Snapdragon 855 chipset and an in-display fingerprint sensor, but the addition of a triple camera setup only sweetens the deal. Hopefully Xiaomi sticks to its aggressive pricing strategy and delivers a competitive price tag.

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Author: Hadlee Simons