THE Xiaomi announced on Tuesday (5) its newest cell phone: this is the Mi CC9 Pro, which should be sold outside China as Mi Note 10. It has five cameras at the rear with a 108 megapixel main sensor made by Samsung, and scored higher than the Galaxy Note 10+ in DxOMark tests. In addition, the OLED screen curves on the sides, and the battery has a generous capacity of 5,260 mAh.
The fivefold camera on the back of the Mi CC9 may seem overkill, but managed to stand out in the DxOMark ranking: he got 121 points and shares first place with the Huawei Mate 30 Pro; its score is higher than that of the Galaxy Note 10+ (117 points) and the Huawei P30 Pro (116).
“The Xiaomi device delivers excellent results in almost every type of photographic situation,” says DxOMark. This includes photos in good lighting, in low light, with a wider viewing angle, with zoom or with bokeh effect; we included some images at the end of the post. It also achieved the highest video score of all cell phones ever tested, surpassing the Google Pixel 4.
DxOMark tested the Mi CC9 Pro Premium Edition, which has little difference from the standard Mi CC9 Pro. The Premium version features an 8-element lens next to the 108 MP sensor (instead of 7 elements), plus more RAM and storage.
The main sensor for the Mi CC9 Pro is the 108 megapixel Isocell Bright HMX. It was developed by Samsung in collaboration with Xiaomi, and is able to combine four pixels into one to capture more light, generating 27-megapixel photos.
There is also an ultrawide sensor from Sony, a telephoto sensor for 10x hybrid zoom, a camera dedicated for portrait mode, and another camera only for macro photos. At the front, the 32 megapixel sensor sits in a notch on the screen.
The 6.47-inch screen has Full-HD + resolution and curves at the edges. The fingerprint reader is integrated into the display. Inside, we have the Snapdragon 730G processor aimed at gamers and up to 8 GB of RAM.
The battery is giant, with a capacity of 5,260 mAh, and offers fast charging of up to 30 W through the USB-C port. There is a 3.5 mm headphone jack, as well as an NFC and infrared blaster. The phone runs MIUI 11 based on Android 9 Pie.
The Mi CC9 Pro will be sold in China at these prices:
- 6 + 128 GB: 2,799 yuan (about R $ 1,600)
- 8 + 128 GB: 3,099 Yuan (about R $ 1,770)
- 8 + 256 GB (Premium Edition): 3,499 Yuan (about R $ 2,000)
Xiaomi is due to announce on Wednesday (6) the international version of the Mi CC9 Pro, called Mi Note 10: it will also have a fivefold camera on the rear. In addition, rumors say the manufacturer will launch a smartphone called Mi Note 10 Pro.
Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro – specs:
- Screen: 6.47 inches, Full-HD + (1080 x 2340), OLED curve, 19: 9, 600 nits brightness, HDR, drop-shaped notch, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, built-in digital reader
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G
- RAM and storage: 6 GB + 128 GB, 8 GB + 128 GB, 8 GB + 256 GB (Premium Edition), without microSD
- Quintuple rear camera:
- main: 108 megapixel, Samsung Isocell Bright HMX S5KHMX, 1 / 1.33 inch, f / 1.69, OIS
- ultrawide: 20 megapixel, Sony IMX350, 117 °, f / 2.2
- telephoto: 5 megapixel, OmniVision OV08A10, f / 2.0, 5x optical zoom, 10x hybrid zoom, 50x digital zoom, OIS
- portrait: 12 megapixel, Samsung S5K2L7, f / 2.0
- macro: minimum distance of 1.5 cm, f / 2.4
- quadruple LED flash
- Frontal camera: 32 megapixel f / 2.0
- Drums: 5,260 mAh, fast charging up to 30 W
- Operational system: MIUI 11 with Android 9 Pie
- Connectivity: USB-C, 3.5mm earphone jack, 4G dual-chip, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, IR blaster
- Dimensions: 157.8 mm × 74.2 mm × 9.67 mm, 208 g
Photos taken by Xiaomi Mi CC9 Premium Edition; check out the full test on the DxOMark website: