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Today, Xiaomi unveiled the Mi CC9 Pro as a successor to the CC9 series launched earlier this year. As already announced, the new Xiaomi phone comes wielding the world’s first 108MP camera. This ought to be the next big leap in the world of smartphone optics.

While we were expecting Mi CC9 Pro, Xiaomi surprised us with a Mi CC9 Pro Premium Edition.

Tomorrow, i.e., November 6, the global version of the Mi CC9 Pro aka the Mi Note 10 is expected to launch in Madrid, Spain. Anyway, let’s move to the main attractions of the phone.

108MP Bright HMX sensor: What’s special?

Samsung 108MP ISOCELL Bright HMX sensor

Mi CC9 is capable of tapping 100 million effective pixels to out 12032 x 9024 resolution photos, wherein each pixel sizes to 0.8-microns. Its primary camera features a 1/1.13-inch ISOCELL Bright HMX sensor from the house of Samsung Electronics. The phone employs the Pixel-binning Tetracell technology to combine four pixels into one larger pixel, and thus producing 27MP images. Xiaomi vaunts a detailed and brighter picture quality.

The brightness is in part thanks to the small sensor size and also the Smart ISO feature. Like the name, this lowers ISO in bright areas for vivid photos and propels ISO for lesser noise in underexposed areas of a scene.

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Besides still photography, it boasts 4k videography at 30fps and slo-mo HD video capture at up to 960fps.

Mi CC9 Pro is a Penta-camera phone out of which, the primary shooter along with a 5MP telephoto lens (5x optical zoom, 50x hybrid zoom) and a 12MP portrait lens (2x zoom) resides in a panel. Outside the panel lies the phone’s 20MP 117-degree ultrawide lens and lastly a 2MP (2-10 cm) macro lens. The front game is handled by a 32MP shooter.

Notably, Xiaomi underlines an F/1.7 8P lens on the Premium Edition, which is new for any phone out there.

The DxoMark score of the Mi CC9 Pro Premium Edition is 121, which for context, is the same as Huawei Mate 30 Pro. As for the standard Mi CC9 Pro, DxoMark score is not yet out.

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Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro features

The Mi CC9 successor isn’t just about cameras. It ships with Snapdragon 730G, which is a gaming-centric mid-range chipset. This is roomed with a 5260mAh juice bank backed by 30W PD fast charging. Yes, it comes in the box and it boasts to top 100% juice in 65 minutes.

On top lies the latest MIUI 11 software based on Android 9. The display embellishes the Super AMOLED sweetness stretching at 6.4-inches at full HD+ resolution. The device arrives in 6/8GB RAM and 128/256GB storage models. The device sports a 3.5mm headphone jack and a USB-C port at the bottom.

Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro Price and Availability

Mi CC9 Pro is currently launched in China and is available in Aurora Green, Glacier White, and Midnight Black colors.

Xioami has priced the Mi CC9 Pro base variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage for 2799 Yuan (Rs. 28,250/$400) and the higher 8GB RAM and 128GB model at CNY3,099 ($440/Rs. 31,278). Lastly, the Premium Edition with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage will retail at CNY3,499 (Rs. 35,315/$500).

The company is yet to spill the beans on Indian availability details and we don’t know what it will be named.

Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro vs Mi CC9 Specifications

Model Mi CC9 Pro Mi CC9
Display 6.41-inch Super AMOLED FHD+, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 6.39-inch Super AMOLED HD+, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Processor 2.2GHz Octa-core SD730G, Adreno 618 2.2GHz Octa-core SD710, Adreno 616
RAM 6/8GB 6GB
Storage 128/256GB 64/128GB, microSD, up to 256 GB (Hybrid slot)
Battery 5260mAh with 30W PD fast charger 4030mAh with 18W fast charger
Front Camera 32MP, f/2.0 32MP, f/2.0
Rear Camera 108MP (f/1.69)+ 5MP telephoto (10x hybrid zoom)+ 12MP portrait lens +20MP ultrawide lens and 2MP macro lens 48MP (f/1.9) +8MP (f/2.2) +2MP (f/2.4)
Software Android 9 based MIUI 11 Android Pie MIUI 10

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