Xiaomi Launches Upper Mid-Range CC9 Pro With Penta-Camera

Xiaomi‘s highly teased Mi CC9 Pro was finally launched in Beijing on November 5. The phone features five camera sensors and a massive 5,260mAh battery.

The device sports a 6.47” Super AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution. The CC9 Pro is the first Xiaomi smartphone to feature a curved display (not counting the surround display of the Mi Alpha). Much like the original CC9 it features a 32MP selfie camera embedded in a waterdrop notch.

Five-camera Xiaomi CC9 Pro (Source: Xiaomi)

The penta-camera setup features a 108MP main sensor along with two different telephoto sensors, one ultra-wide angle lens, and a macro lens. Xiaomi claims that it is the first in the industry to launch a phone with a megapixel count as high as this on the main sensor.

Mi CC9 Pro penta-camera setup (Source: Xiaomi)

The lenses provide up to 50x digital zoom, 117-degree field of view as well as closeups of details from a 1.5cm distance, which is the closest-ever achieved by a smartphone.

Xiaomi also announced a Premium Edition of the CC9 which features an 8-element plastic lens, making the Mi CC9 Pro the first smartphone in the world with such a configuration. Along with the 1/1.33-inch sensor, Xiaomi claims the phone could produce remarkable results in super-detailed photos and unprecedented low-light performance.

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The premium edition received a DxOMark score of 121 which is on par with the Huawei Mate 30 Pro and better than iPhone 11 Pro, Google Pixel 4 and Samsung Galaxy Note 10 to name a few.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G chipset (Source: Xiaomi)

As for the other specs, the Mi CC9 Pro is an upper mid-range handset rather than a flagship. It houses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G chipset, a mid-range gaming processor, as well as a sizable 5,260mAh battery and 30W fast charge support.

Sizable 5,260mAh battery supporting 30W fast charge support (Source: Xiaomi)

According to Xiaomi, the phone can reach full charge in just 65 minutes. Running MIUI 11 on top of Android 9 Pie, the Mi CC9 Pro will be sold in Aurora Green, Glacier White and Midnight Black.

Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro colors (Source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro comes in two different configurations: 6GB+128GB and 8GB+256GB, priced at 2,799 yuan ($400) and 3,099 yuan ($440) respectively, while a third variant, called the Premium Edition (the one with an 8P lens) has an 8GB+256GB storage is 3,499 yuan ($500).

Sales begin at midnight on November 11 across Xiaomi’s official channels in Mainland China.