Measuring at 157.2x74.6x8.5mm and weighing in at 196g, the Mi 9 Pro is slightly smaller but also thicker and heavier than the Mi 9, mostly due to a higher capacity 4000mAh battery, which also got fast 40W wired and fast 30W wireless charging support.
It still uses the same aluminum frame with back glass design and features the same 6.39-inch OLED screen with 2340x1080 resolution, leaving it with 403ppi of pixel density and 85.5 percent screen to body ratio.
The screen supports DCI-P3 and HDR10 and both front and back are protected by Gorilla Glass 6. It also has a small center placed teardrop notch with 20-megapixel 0.9µm sensor selfie camera placed behind a f/2.0 lens. There is also an under-display optical fingerprint sensor.
As noted, Xiaomi kept the same rear camera module with a main 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 1/2" sensor with 0.8µm pixels, backed by a 16-megapixel sensor with an ultra-wide lens and a 12-megapixel sensor with a telephoto lens. All three have Laser/PDAF focus, and the setup also comes with dual-LED flash.
The biggest update, in addition to the camera, is the flagship Snapdragon 855+ SoC, which will be backed by either 8GB or 12GB of RAM, and 128GB, 256GB and 512GB of storage, depending on the version. Xiaomi also updated the speaker, and brought some other minor upgrades, including to new colors, Dream White and Titanium Black.
The 4G version of the Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro will be available for pre-order in China as of today, starting at 3,699 yuan, or $520/€470, for the 8GB/128GB, while the highest priced one will go for 4,299 yuan, or $600/€550. The 5G version is likely to start shipping on October 31st, and there is still no word on the price.
There is no information if or when will the Mi 9 Pro be available outside of China.