The regular Xiaomi Mi 9 is already one of the most powerful Android flagships, and the upcoming Mi 9 Explorer Edition looks to cater to those in need of a bit more RAM as well as a flashy transparent back.
Some Chinese users were unhappy with the fact that an 8GB RAM + 256GB option wasnt available and it looks like their complaints are heard. Xiaomis Product Director Wang Teng Thomas 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.
Apart from the extra RAM, 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 ($535 / 475) price tag.
Source in Chinese