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Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro launched with 108MP Penta camera and Snapdragon 730G SoC

The much-publicized Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro launched today in China. The phone made headlines even before its launch for its camera prowess. The smartphone is billed as “world’s first smartphone with 108MP Penta camera setup. Besides the camera, the Mi CC9 Pro is also packed with some best features without pinching one’s pocket.

It is priced at CNY2,799 (Approx. INR28,000) for the 6GB RAM+128GB storage model and CNY3,099 (Approx. INR31,000) for the 8GB RAM+128GB internal storage, whereas the top-rung 8GB RAM+256GB storage model is set for CNY3,499 (Approx. INR35,000).

The smartphone features a 6.47-inch FHD+ curved edge OLED display with an embedded fingerprint scanner as well as a tiny water-drop notch on the top. The front and back are Gorilla Glass 5 protected and separated by an aluminum frame. The display comes with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 600 nits brightness, and HDR10 support.

The Mi CC9 Pro is underpinned by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G SoC, which is mated to up to 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage. There is no storage expansion facility, however. The smartphone runs MIUI 11 based on Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box.

The camera is the most salient part of the Mi CC9 Pro. The latter is the first smartphone in the world with a 108MP camera, using Samsung’s ISOCELL Bright HMX sensor developed in collaboration with Xiaomi.

Mi CC9 Pro’s camera has already notched up 121 DxOMark scores for still photography, which is on par with the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro’s score. For still shots, both the smartphones are joint winners trumping the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ and the Google Pixel 4 on the camera benchmark.

Talking about the specifics of the cameras, the rear of the phone features a Penta camera setup that includes a 108MP f/1.69 primary camera with four-axis OIS. The setup is also armed with a 20MP f/2.2 wide-angle camera with a 117-degree field of view and a 12MP telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom.

Besides that, a 5MP f/2.0 (up-scaled to 8MP) telephoto lens with 50x digital zoom and a 2MP macro camera with f/2.4 aperture round off the Penta camera setup. Upfront, the Mi CC9 Pro makes use of a 32MP f/2.0 selfie camera with HDR support.

Ticking everything inside is a 5,260mAh battery equipped with 30W fast charging support over USB Type-C port. The battery fuels the phone to 58% in just 30 minutes and 100% in 65 minutes.

The Mi CC9 Pro will be available in Dark Night Phantom, Ice and Snow Aurora, and Magical Green color options from November 11 in China. The phone will make it to the International market as the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 on November 6, just tomorrow.

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