[Update: Mi Note 10] Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro confirmed with 108MP camera and 5X optical zoom, launching on November 5 alongside Mi Watch and Mi TV 5
The smartphone world never sees a slowdown on releases, as we simply move on from one hyped smartphone to the next. The constant pressure to innovate and differentiate leads to shorter product cycles and more frequent releases, which allows consumers to experience newer technologies quicker. Xiaomi has now confirmed that its next smartphone is the Mi CC9 Pro, confirmed to be coming with a 108MP camera, penta-rear camera setup with quad-LED flash and 5X optical zoom, and will be announced on November 5 alongside the Mi TV 5 series and Mi Watch.
Previously, we had reported how Xiaomi was working on four smartphones with a 108MP rear camera setup. One of these smartphones was released in the form of the Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha. Now, Xiaomi is gearing up to launch its second 108MP camera smartphone in the form of the Mi CC9 Pro, as revealed in the official teaser of the device. In the teaser, we can spot that the Mi CC9 Pro will come with five rear cameras, of which the primary camera will be the 108MP Samsung ISOCELL Bright HMX sensor. We can also spot the words “5X Optical” printed on the side, which ties into our previous report of Xiaomi working on a smartphone with a 5x telephoto camera and 50x digital zoom. Interestingly, the phone also has quad LEDs for flash, in case you use your phone’s LED flash for clicking photos in poorer lighting conditions.
Xiaomi is also teasing a new smartwatch, which is expected to be called the Mi Watch. Unlike the Mi Band 4 and releases from Amazfit, the Mi Watch is expected to be a true smartwatch, and not just be a smart bracelet with a large display. The teaser suggests that the Mi Watch will have a design similar to that of the Apple Watch, complete with a crown button on the side.
Xiaomi is also preparing to launch a new TV lineup, teasing the new Xiaomi Mi TV 5 series.
The new Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro, Mi Watch and Mi TV 5 series will be announced on November 5, 2019, at an event in China. It remains to be seen if the devices will make their way outside of China before the new year.
Update: Mi Note 10
— Xiaomi #MiMIXAlpha (@Xiaomi) October 28, 2019
Xiaomi sent out a tweet today and confirmed the Mi Note 10 is coming with a 108MP camera. The device has five rear cameras in total, which lines up with the Mi CC9 Pro. The Mi Note 10 may be the global version of the Mi CC9 Pro, which is something Xiaomi has done in the past.