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Xiaomi’s new CC9 Pro has a 108-megapixel camera

By Marcus Wong - on 9 Nov 2019, 8:52am

Xiaomi’s new CC9 Pro has a 108-megapixel camera

Note: This article was first published on 6 November 2019.

Let the smartphone megapixel wars begin. Xiaomi has just placed the CC9 Pro up for sale, and the headlining feature for this is undoubtedly the 108-megapixel camera.

Previously speculated to be coming with the Mi Mix 4, this is part of a rear five-camera system that also has a 5-megapixel telephoto with 5x optical zoom and 10x hybrid zoom, a 12-megapixel telephoto camera (50mm focal length) for portrait mode shots, a 20-megapixel ultra-wide camera (117-degree field of view) and a 2-megapixel macro lens for close-ups up to 1.5cm away. Finally, the front camera is a pinhole-style 32-megapixel camera that maximizes the screen-to-body ratio for the CC9 Pro’s 6.47-inch curved AMOLED display.

A total of five lenses are on the back of the CC9 Pro.

That 108-megapixel sensor is the same ISOCELL Bright HMX sensor designed with Samsung we reported on earlier. It’s a 1/1.33-inch sensor, which makes it even larger than the 1/1.54-inch Cine sensor used by Huawei in their Mate 30 Pro. It takes 27-megapixel shots that combine four pixels together for better dynamic range, but there’s also an option to take pictures at the full 108-megapixel resolution.

The CC9 Pro will run Xiaomi’s MIUI 11 skin on top of Android 9 Pie. It’s powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor with RAM/Storage options of 6GB/128GB, 8GB/128GB, and 8GB/256GB. It will use Xiaomi’s first in-display fingerprint sensor, and support both NFC and infrared control. It also comes with a 3.5mm audio jack.

Here are the three colours the CC9 Pro will come in.

Battery life should be good too, with the CC9 Pro having a large 5,260mAh battery. It also has 30W fast charging capabilities that gets you back to 58% capacity after just 30 minutes, and gets to a full charge after 65 minutes.

The CC9 Pro is selling in China now at RMB 2,799 for the 6GB/128GB option, RMB 3,099 for the 8GB/128GB option, and RMB 3,499 for the 8GB/256GB option. It comes in three colours: Aurora Green, Glacier White and Midnight Black.

No news as to an international release as yet. But interested readers can keep an eye out at the online stores on Amazon, Lazada and Shopee.

Sources: Mi.com, The Verge, GSM Arena

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