The upcoming Xiaomi Mi 9 Explorer Edition looks to cater to those in need of a bit more RAM as well as a flashy transparent back.
Xiaomi’s Product Director responded on Weibo that a 8GB RAM + 256GB transparent Mi 9 is coming soon. This model would fit between the regular Mi 9 and the top 12GB/256GB Explorer Edition.
The Mi 9 Explorer shares the same internals as the regular Mi 9 including a 6.39-inch notched Super AMOLED FHD+ display alongside the Snapdragon 855 with 8 or 12 GB RAM. The same 20MP front camera and a 48MP + 16MP + 12MP rear triple camera setup. Speculations currently point to a late March release and a CNY 3,599 price tag.