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Xiaomi CC9 Pro matches HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro’s DxOMark scores at nearly half the price
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Xiaomi CC9 Pro matches HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro’s DxOMark scores at nearly half the price

by Vyncent ChanNovember 5, 2019
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The Xiaomi CC9 Pro does have the bragging rights of being the first 108MP smartphone that doesn’t cost more than an iPhone. But aside from a ridiculously high megapixel count, the Xiaomi CC9 Pro has another achievement up it sleeves: matching the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro on DxOMark’s ladder.

Of course, that’s the Xiaomi CC9 Pro Premium Edition that DxOMark tested. The only difference is an 8-element lens instead of the regular variant’s 7-element optics. Aside from that, you get the same penta-camera setup on the Xiaomi CC9 Pro Premium Edition as you would on the regular one.

xiaomi cc9 pro camera setup

The penta-camera setup is probably the main highlight. Featuring a 108MP f/1.69 primary camera behind optically stabilized glass, the camera here blows past Xiaomi’s previous flagships. In addition to that, there’s a 12MP f/2.0 2x telephoto shooter and a 8MP f/2.0 10x hybrid zoom camera which goes all the way up to 50x zoom with digital zoom, a 20MP f/2.2 ultra-wide angle camera that works together with the dedicated macro lens to focus from just 1.5cm. Just for good measure, there’s a 32MP f/2.0 selfie camera that supports what looks like a Night mode for selfies.

xiaomi cc9 pro battery 30w fast charging

Aside from the absolutely ridiculous camera, the specifications aren’t anything out of the ordinary. There’s a Snapdragon 730G mated to up to 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. The battery weighs in at an impressive 5260 mAh, with support for 30W charging. Thanks to the massive camera and battery, the CC9 Pro is really chonky at 9.67mm thick and 208g heavy.

xiaomi cc9 pro curved screen
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Xiaomi CC9 Pro Specs

  • Snapdragon 730G, octa-core up to 2.2 GHz, 8nm
  • Up to 8GB RAM
  • Up to 256GB storage
  • 6.47″ FHD+ AMOLED curved display
  • 108MP f/1.69 OIS + 12MP f/2.0 2x telephoto + 8MP f/2.0 10x hybrid zoom + 20MP f/2.2 ultra-wide angle + macro camera
  • 32MP f/2.0 selfie camera
  • 5260 mAh battery, 30W fast charging
  • 6GB+128GB: 2799 CNY (~RM1654)
    8GB+256GB: CNY 3099 (~RM1831)
    8GB+256GB (Premium Edition): CNY 3499 (~RM2067)

How can you say no to the Xiaomi CC9 Pro and its awesome cameras? Sales will begin on 11th November in China, and it will be available in Midnight Black, Glacier White and Aurora Green. Meanwhile for the global market, stay tuned for the Mi Note 10.

Pokdepinion: I am definitely looking forward to trying out this phone…

About The Author
Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.

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