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Camera-centric Xiaomi MI CC9, CC9e, and CC9 Meitu Edition launched

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Xiaomi has, probably, the most number of different series of smartphones. They target almost all ranges of customers. And as if Xiaomi was not enough, it has two sub-brands. But despite all these, Xiaomi has introduced an entirely new series once again. And in this new MI CC9 series, the Chinese smartphone maker has lined up three new devices. The latest Xiaomi MI CC9, CC9e, and CC9 Meitu Edition seem to have been targeted at camera enthusiasts.

Xiaomi MI CC9

When it comes to MI CC9, there is a 6.39-inch Super AMOLED display with Full-HD resolution. The handset also features an in-display fingerprint scanner. The screen also features a tiny water-drop style notch on top of the display. And the whole front is encased with a tough Corning Gorilla 5.

xiaomi mi cc9 front panel

The notch houses a 32MP selfie camera and Xiaomi claims it to be best in its class. The selfie camera, as per the trends, will ship with a dedicated AI portrait mode for low light scenarios. Furthermore, the handset will have new Mimoji animated avatars.

xiaomi mi cc9 display

As for the rear cameras, the MI CC9 packs a triple-camera setup. The primary shooter uses a 48MP camera capped with an f/1.8 lens. Also, an 8MP ultra-wide camera and a 2MP depth sensor complete the camera package.

xiaomi mi cc9 camera

On the design front, the handset flaunts dual-glass design with a metal frame sandwiched in between. The “CC” in its name stands for Colorful and Creative. Justifying the name, Xiaomi MI CC9 comes with an interesting light refracting finish. And this refractive rear panel shifts color according to the angle at which the light is incident.

As far as the performance is concerned, the handset gets the Snapdragon 710 chipset with 6GB or 8GB of RAM. Storage-wise, the handset comes in 64GB and 128GB variants. The phone boots on Android Pie with MIUI 10 on the top. Supplying the power juice to the device is a 4030mAh battery, which comes with 18-watt fast charging support.

Xiaomi MI CC9 Meitu Edition

Xiaomi had acquired Meitu last year. And commemorating the acquisition, Xiaomi released the Meitu Edition. This special edition is identical to the regular MI CC9 version with few tweaks on the camera front.

xiaomi mi cc9 meitu edition

The device is targeted at the enthusiasts, who are into mobile vlogging. And for such enthusiasts, there are AI low light portrait mode, movie portrait, and full body beauty filters. This device also comes with a special vlog mode with video stabilization to open the possibilities for wannabe vloggers.

xiaomi mi cc9 meitu edition design

The Meitu Edition comes aboard with 8GB RAM, 256GB storage, and in a special pearl white color variant. Rest of the specs remains the same between MI CC9 and CC9 Meitu Edition.

Specifications:

  • Display: 6.39-inch Super AMOLED with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • Resolution: Full-HD+ (2340 × 1080 pixels); 19.5:9 aspect ratio @403PPI pixel density
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 710; 14nm Mobile Platform
  • CPU: Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 360 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver)
  • GPU: Adreno 616
  • RAM: 6GB (Regular Version); 8GB (Meitu Edition)
  • Storage: 64/128GB (Regular Version), 256GB (Meitu Edition); expandable memory up to 256GB with micro SD
  • Software & UI: Android 9.0 (Pie) with MIUI 10
  • Rear Camera: Triple Camera setup – (48MP primary camera, f/1.8 aperture, PDAF) + (8MP ultra-wide-angle) + (2MP depth sensor), LED flash
  • Front Camera: 32MP, f/2.0
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Battery: 4030mAh battery with 18-watt fast charging

Xiaomi MI CC9e

The “e” on its name stands for Essential Edition. And it’s essentially a toned down version of the Xiaomi MI CC9. CC9e comes with a slightly smaller 6.01-inch Super AMOLED display coupled with HD+ resolution. Although the size and resolution have been toned down, Xiaomi kept the UD fingerprint scanner and Gorilla Glass 5 protection intact. The camera module has not changed either. There is the same 32MP selfie shooter and the triple rear cameras have barely changed.

xiaomi mi cc9e display

On the performance side, however, there is a slightly less powerful Snapdragon 665 chipset. Memory wise, the phone comes in 4/64GB, 6/64GB, and 6/128GB variants. Powering the device is a 4030mAh battery, which comes with 18-watt fast charging support.

Specifications:

  • Display: 6.01-inch Super AMOLED with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
  • Resolution: HD+ (720 x 1560 pixels); 19.5:9 aspect ratio @286PPI pixel density
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 665; 11nm Mobile Platform
  • CPU: Octa-core 2.0 GHz Kryo 260
  • GPU: Adreno 610
  • RAM: 4/6GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB; expandable memory up to 256GB with micro SD
  • Software & UI: Android 9.0 (Pie) with MIUI 10
  • Rear Camera: Triple Camera setup – (48MP primary camera, f/1.8 aperture, PDAF) + (8MP ultra-wide-angle) + (2MP depth sensor), LED flash
  • Front Camera: 32MP, f/2.0
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Battery: 4030mAh battery with 18-watt fast charging

Price & Availability

All these devices have launched in China and they are up for pre-booking as of now. The regular MI CC9 and CC9 Meitu edition will go on sale starting from the 5th of July. The affordable CC9e won’t be available for purchase until 9th of July. However, there is no information regarding the release of the device in the global market.

Price-wise, the MI CC9 is the most affordable of all. The base variant (4/64GB) of the device is priced at CNY 1,299 (NPR 20,800). Similarly, the 6/64GB and 6/128GB variants will cost CNY 1,399 (NPR 22,500) and CNY 1,599 (NPR 25,700) respectively.

The regular MI CC9 demands CNY 1,799 (NPR 22,900) for the 6GB/64GB storage option and CNY 1,999 (NPR 32,100) for the 6GB/128GB storage model. The CC9 Meitu Edition being the most premium of all will set you back CNY 2,599 (NPR 41, 750).