Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro Arrives With a Penta-Lens Camera, 50x Zoom, 5000+mAh Battery & More, for Half the Price of a Flagship


For the most part, Xiaomi’s smartphones have struggled when it comes to camera quality but in other aspects, the company does strike all key areas, but perhaps it could work on its software down the road too. While working on the UI might be a challenge that the company will undertake at a later time, the Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro is here to impress those that want a near-flagship smartphone with a penta-lens camera, new levels of zoom and a massive battery capacity. Of course, there’s a lot to talk about so let us get in on the action immediately.

Here Are All the Hardware Specifications Details of the Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro That You Need to Know

Starting things off with the display, the Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro features a 6.47-inch AMOLED screen with a 2340 x 1080 resolution, 398 PPI, a maximum brightness of 600 nits and a contrast ratio of 400000:1, along with providing support for DCI-P3 wide color gamut. For authentication, there’s an in-display fingerprint scanner, and a small notch at the top. In terms of performance, the Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro relies on the Snapdragon 730G, even though we preferred it would have featured at least a Snapdragon 855, but we can understand that the company wants to keep the price down.

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The SoC is made on the 8nm architecture and features two 2.20GHz Kryo 470 Gold cores and six 1.80GHz Kryo 470 Silver cores. The GPU is an Adreno 618, and sports a clock speed that can go up to 700MHz. While some potential customers might be pleased with the hardware specifications, as well as the fact that you can configure the smartphone to feature up to 8GB RAM and 256GB of onboard storage (minimum is 6GB RAM), the star of the show is the rear-facing penta-lens camera system.

The Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro Camera Details

To be clear, the Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro features a total of 5 cameras at the back and is capable of 50x digital zoom and 10x hybrid zoom. Here are all the details you’ve been wanting to know.

  • Primary camera: 108MP sensor with F/1.7 aperture, 1/1.33-inch sensor size, OIS support
  • Secondary camera: 5MP telephoto unit with 5x optical zoom with OIS support and F/2.0 aperture
  • Tertiary camera: 12MP telephoto unit with 2x optical zoom with F/2.0 aperture
  • Quaternary camera: 20MP ultrawide sensor
  • Quinary camera: 2MP dedicated macro sensor

Despite all these impressive array of sensors at the back, the Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro only supports 4K video recording support up to 30FPS, so we’re hoping Xiaomi provides an update to bump it up to 60FPS in the near future. The front side houses a 32MP camera that supports 1080p video recording at 30FPS. Also, to be clear, the night mode will arrive in a future OTA update, so potential Mi CC9 Pro owners should know this info beforehand.

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Other Specifications

Another selling point of the Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro is its large and generous 5260mAh battery, which supports fast-charging up to 30 watts and can be topped up to 58 percent in just 30 minutes. The device also supports the Power Delivery standard. Available colors are Aurora Green, Glacier White, Midnight Black. Surprisingly, Xiaomi included a 3.5mm audio jack in the package.

Pricing Details

Would you like to know why the Mi CC9 Pro could end up as a popular pick for customers living in China? It’s because it costs around half the price of a 2019 flagship. Don’t believe us, check out the pricing details below.

  • CNY 2,799 (approximately $400 USD) for 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant
  • CNY 3,099 (approximately $442 USD) for the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant
  • CNY 3,499 (approximately $499 USD) for the 8GB RAM + 256GB storage variant

If you’re waiting for the CC9 Pro to arrive in different markets, it will be rebranded as the Mi Note 10 when it launches in Europe shortly. As for other markets, we’ll update you accordingly.

So what are your first impressions of Xiaomi’s latest offering? Tell us your thoughts down in the comments.