The Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro is finally official. After the Nokia 9 Pureview, it’s just the second smartphone to feature a Penta camera setup. In addition, the Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro is the world’s first smartphone to launch a 108-megapixel camera sensor commercially. In the upper mid-range section, the mobile sits firmly. The device is powered by Snapdragon 730G.

Xiaomi houses a curved OLED display to further boost the device’s appeal. And the continuation of this series of firsts is a large battery, the largest that Xiaomi has ever offered. In fact, all this takes place at an enticing starting price of CNY 2,799 (~$399).

Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro Display

Display | Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro

The Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro has an AMOLED curved edge-to-edge screen with a waterdrop notch. The size of the display is 6.47′′ in diagonal. The panel vents FHD+ resolution with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 at 1080x 2340 pixels. It also provides a contrast ratio of 400000:1, along with coverage of the HDR and DCI-P3 color gamut.

Camera | Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro

Now, come to the Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro highlight feature–the 108MP Penta-lens system which was previously showcased with Mi Mix Alpha. Starting at the top the first one is a 5-megapixel sensor with a super-telephoto lens that supports 5x Optical Zoom, 10x Hybrid Zoom, and 50x Hybrid Zoom. The next one is a portrait sensor of 12 megapixels and a pixel scale of 1.4μm. Third, Samsung’s 108-megapixel flagship sensor is equipped with 4-axis OIS and an f/1.7 aperture.

Next comes a 20-megapixel sensor with an ultra-wide lens and 117 ° Field-of-View. And finally, the fifth sensor is a 2 MP macro lens with a focal length of 1.5 cm. There’s also a pair of dual-LED flash units available to assist the five cameras. In addition, the Mi CC9 Pro is optimized for vlogging, with a 32-megapixel f/2.0 camera on the front.

Now, apart from the superzoom capabilities, the phone also provides apps such as AI Beauty, AI Scene Recognition, Portrait Mode, Super Night Scene Mode, and 4K video recording. What is also noteworthy is the fact that the Mi CC9 Pro is now leading the DxOMark benchmarks. The CC9 Pro is now equivalent to the Mate 30 Pro with a ranking of 121. The mobile also scores an average of 130pts in photography tests and 102pts in video tests.

Performance | Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro

The Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro, or the Mi Note 10 Pro, houses Snapdragon 730G, the second-best chipset from Qualcomm. The chipset comes with 8GB of RAM, while the top variant also has a 256 GB UFS 3.0 storage option. Powering the smartphone is a large 5.260mAh battery. In addition, the company added 30W of fast charging support to the device, allowing it to run from 0 to 100 in 65 minutes.

Software & Connectivity

On top of Android 9 Pie, the Mi CC9 Pro runs the MIUI 11 interface. It features the technology of Game Turbo 2.0 to boost the performance of GPU when playing High-End Games.

The phone has a dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, IR Blaster, USB-C, and headphone jack 3.5 mm on the connectivity front. Finally, the phone has a large 1cc loudspeaker that can produce up to 2x of audio output compared to any other smartphone.

Price & Availability

The Xiaomi CC9 Pro has the following variants.

6GB | 128GB | CNY 2,799 (~$399);
8GB | 128GB | CNY 3,099 (~$422); and
8GB | 256GB | CNY 3,499 (~$499).

The phone is available in the following colors.

Magic Green | Ice Aurora | Phantom Black

The smartphone goes on pre-order starting today and will be available for purchase from November 11.

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