Remember when Xiaomi said it was planning to replenish its smartphone lineup with a new Mi CC brand after axing the Mi Note and Mi Max series? Well, here is our coverage of the story, which explores the details about the new development that has been done in collaboration with Meitu.
Today’s announcement from the world’s 4th largest smartphone manufacturer has seen the launch of three Mi CC phones: the Mi CC9, Mi CC9e, and Mi CC9 Meitu Edition.
At the top of the line is the Mi CC9 which is powered by a Snapdragon 710 chipset, which is Qualcomm’s newest midrange processor. The device packs a near 6.4” 1080 by 2340 Super AMOLED screen alongside a 32 MP front shooter. At the rear is a triple camera array with a 48 MP primary sensor that is quite popular in 2019, an 8MP ultrawide lens and a 2MP snapper that will capture depth information.
Xiaomi has stuck with a tear-drop notch for the displays to make the bezels as skinny as possible, unlike the Redmi K20 series that spot a motorized selfie camera. There are two memory options: a 64 and 128 GB variant, paired with 6 of 8 GB or 6 RAM
Besides running Android 9 Pie that is splashed with MIUI 10, the CC9 is equipped with a 4030 mAh cell that can be refilled quite fast with an 18W power brick. To appeal to the masses, Xiaomi has not dropped the headphone jack, not has it removed an NFC coil.
Did we say it has an in-screen fingerprint scanner? – which should not be a surprise because there are devices available in the market that offer the feature?
The Mi CC9e is just a compact CC9, which has a 6-inch Super AMOLED screen but at a lower resolution at HD+ (1560 by 720). The e means Essential, and carries along the in-screen fingerprint scanner from the CC9 too, save for the chipset that swaps the S710 for the S665.
Lastly, the Mi CC9 Meitu Edition is just a CC9 with improved camera tricks such as better low-light performance, a bunch of filters and stellar video stabilization for those who love capturing videos with their phones.
You can bet these phones will find their way into the Kenyan market as it has been the case with other popular releases. However, the official Xiaomi Kenya shop does not ship in some of its wares, so you may want to be on the lookout at your next third-party online vendor.