The Xiaomi M9 will feature Qualcomm’s latest processor Snapdragon 855 and comes with three cameras in the back.
Chinese companies, including Huawei, Oppo, and Xiaomi, are challenging the dominance of established phone manufacturing giants in overseas markets.
Xiaomi looks eager to accelerate its growth in the premier market, where most of its competitors have the upper hand.
Transsion held 48.7% of Africa’s mobile phone market and 34.3% of its smartphone market in 2018, as well as 6.7% of India’s mobile phone market.
Competition is picking up as the smartphone market slows and companies launch new sub-brands.
Samsung has benefited the most, while the future for chipmakers is uncertain.