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Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro launched in China: A 108MP penta-camera phone for $400

Xiaomi's latest smartphone is tied with the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro when it comes to camera benchmarks.

Published onNovember 5, 2019

The Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro.

The Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro has been teased for a few days now, but the Chinese brand has formally unveiled the device today.

We already know that the phone packs a 108MP penta-camera setup on the back, with Xiaomi previously confirming a 108MP primary sensor, 12MP 2x telephoto lens for portraits, a 20MP ultra-wide camera, a 5MP 5x zoom camera, and a macro sensor.

The Mi CC9 Pro also packs a 32MP selfie camera in a waterdrop notch. This camera offers a low-light mode for those nightclub selfies, following in the footsteps of Google and Huawei in offering this option. Staying on the front, we have a 6.47-inch dual curved OLED screen (19.5:9), as well as an in-display fingerprint sensor.

Xiaomi also revealed that the phone achieved a total score of 121 from camera benchmark firm DxOMark (equalling the top-placed Mate 30 Pro). The company touted a video score of 102 (putting it at the top of the charts) and a photo score of 130.

xiaomi mi cc9 pro front

Pop the proverbial hood and you’ll find an upper mid-range Snapdragon 730G chipset as well as a 5,260mAh battery. Xiaomi says the Mi CC9 Pro battery supports 30W wired charging (dubbed Mi-FC) capable of delivering a full charge in 65 minutes, and 58% capacity in 30 minutes. Other features worth knowing include Hi-Res Audio support, NFC, an IR blaster, 3.5mm port, and MIUI 11.

The Mi CC9 Pro starts at 2,799 yuan (~$399) for the 6GB/128GB variant, 3,099 yuan (~$442) for the 8GB/128GB option, and 3,499 yuan (~$499) for the 8GB/256GB model. This last variant is dubbed the Mi CC9 Pro Premium Edition.

The company also announced the Mi TV 5 Pro series, available in 55 inch, 65 inch, and 75 inch options. Xiaomi says the Mi TV 5 Pro series is “8K-ready,” although it’s unclear whether all the models support 8K. The series also packs 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and the Patchwall interface. Expect to pay 3,699 yuan (~$527), 4,999 yuan (~$712) or 9,999 yuan (~$1425), depending on the screen size.

xiaomi mi watch event

True to its previous teases, Xiaomi delivered its Mi Watch smartwatch too. The device is powered by a Snapdragon Wear 3100 chipset and Wear OS, although the company has also slapped its MIUI skin on the watch. It’s unclear if this skin is coming to the West though. The device packs GPS, e-SIM capabilities, an OLED screen, and a heart-rate monitor. The Apple Watch-inspired wearable will apparently offer 36 hours of juice, and a 1299 yuan (~$185) starting price tag.