Chinese manufacturing giant, Xiaomi, has finally announced the Xiaomi CC9 Pro – the world’s first 108MP smartphone. Well, there is a lot to say about this smartphone so let’s get to it. Meanwhile, catch a breath for the price, it’s absolutely worth it.
The Xiaomi CC9 Pro comes with a curved display design such that when there is an incoming call or notification, the curves on the display will emit dazzling lights. It uses a 6.47-inch AMOLED display with a 1080 x 2340 pixels full HD+ resolution. This smartphone comes with a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on both front and back. In addition, it uses an on-screen fingerprint scanner for biometric authentification.
Xiaomi stuffed the CC9 Pro comes with a Snapdragon 730G chip. The CPU is 35% better, GPU 25% better and the AI performance 2 times better than the SD730. The Snapdragon 730G is based on Snapdragon 730 but its GPU is optimized for gaming This is an upgrade for gamers as it enhances GPU performance and DSP image rendering speed. It supports the Snapdragon Elite Gaming function and the GPU frequency is higher than Snapdragon 730. This smartphone comes with 6GB/8GB of RAM and 128GB/256GB of internal storage.
Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro specifications
- 6.47-inch (2340 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ AMOLED display
- Octa Core (2.2GHz Dual + 1.8GHz Hexa) Snapdragon 730G Mobile Platform with Adreno 618 GPU
- 6GB / 8GB LPPDDR4x RAM with 128GB UFS 2.1 storage / 8GB LPPDDR4x RAM with 256GB UFS 2.1 storage
- Dual SIM (nano + nano)
- MIUI 11 based on Android
- 108MP rear camera with 1/ 1.33? Samsung HMX sensor, 0.8?m pixel size, f/1.69 aperture, OIS, 7P lens, Dual flash, 12MP 1/2.6-inch 2PD sensor with 1.4um for 2x zoom and portrait, 5MP telephoto lens for 10x hybrid zoom and 50x digital zoom, 5x optical zoom, OIS, 20MP 117° ultra-wide angle lens, 2MP macro lens for 1.5cm macro shots
- 32MP front-facing camera
- In-display fingerprint sensor, Infrared sensor
- 3.5mm audio jack, Hi-Res audio
- Dimensions: 157.8×74.2×9.67mm; Weight: 208g
- Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, NFC, USB Type-C
- 5260mAh (Typical) / 5160mAh (minimum) battery with 30W fast charging
To keep its lights on is a 5260 mAh battery which supports 30W fast charge. Although Xiaomi has a few phones with a higher battery size (e.g. Mi Max 3 – 5500 mAh), the 30W fast charge of the CC9 Pro’s 5260mAh batter makes it better. Although the power does not seem to be large, it can fully charge in 65 minutes.
In the camera department, we have a Penta-rear camera setup. On the front, there is a 32MP selfie shooter. Its primary 108MP ISOCELL HMX CMOS sensor is the world’s first large-size dynamic image sensor with a 1/1.33 inch photosensitive area, which can be used in low light conditions. The other four cameras include a 12MP portrait sensor with 10x optical zoom, a 5MP sensor with 50x digital zoom, a 20MP super wide-angle lens, and a 2MP 1.5cm super macro lens. According to Xiaomi, the two optical anti-shake systems ensure that the telephoto lens is stable, and the second is to shoot a better super night image.
This device comes with MIUI 11 but sadly, it is still based on Android 9 Pie. Other features include dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB-C and 3.5mm headphone jack. Furthermore, this smartphone comes with a huge 1CC large loudspeaker that can produce up to twofold audio output relative to the previous generation.
Price and Availability
The Xiaomi CC9 Pro has three variants with different prices. The colour options include Magic Green, Ice Aurora and Phantom Black. See the prices below
- 6 GB RAM + 128 GB – 2,799 Yuan ($399)
- 8 GB RAM + 128 GB – 3,099 Yuan ($442)
- 8 GB RAM + 256 GB (Exclusive Edition) – 3,499 Yuan ($499)
The smartphone goes on pre-sales from today. The outright sales will start on November 11. Note that the Global version of Xiaomi CC9 Pro is the Xiaomi Mi Note 10. This smartphone is already on Exclusive pre-sale at Gearbest. See the link below for the deal. Interestingly, there is already a coupon code on Gearbest (GBMINOTE10). You may want to take advantage of this offer