Xiaomi Mi CC9, Mi CC9e, Mi CC9 Meitu Custom Edition smartphones have been put on sale in China. The Mi CC9 and Mi CC9e variants get a water drop-style notch upfront and a triple rear camera setup with sleek gradient design at the back. Other features which both the smartphones share in common include an in-screen fingerprint sensor, a 32-megapixel selfie camera, a 48-megapixel rear camera sensor, and a 4,030mAh battery as well. The processor on the Mi CC9 is a Snapdragon 710 SoC unit while the Snapdragon 665 SoC unit powers the Mi CC9e. The Mi CC9 Meitu Custom Edition which is also the part of this CC9 series is all-identical to the Mi CC9, except for components such as RAM, storage and body colour.
In China, Xiaomi Mi CC9 is priced at CNY 1,799 (roughly Rs. 18,000) for the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage option whereas the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage model will set you back at CNY 1,999 (roughly Rs. 20,000). The available colour options for the model include Dark Prince, Blue Planet and White Lover colour.
On the other side, the pricing for the Xiaomi Mi CC9e starts at CNY 1,299 (roughly Rs. 13,000) for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage option and goes up to CNY 1,399 (roughly Rs. 14,000) for the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage variant and CNY 1,599 (roughly Rs. 16,000) for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage model. The colour options for the CC9e are all identical as of the CC9 variant.
Last but not the least, Xiaomi Mi CC9 Meitu Custom Edition which is being offered only in a single variant of 8GB RAM + 256GB storage option asks for the pricing of CNY 2,599 (roughly Rs. 26,000). Available in a White gradient finish only, this custom edition smartphone looks premium in appearance. The hardware components of the CC9 Meitu Custom Edition is identical to the CC9, the elements such as RAM, storage and colour options are the ones which differentiate it from the latter.
The Mi CC9 and Mi CC9 Meitu Custom Edition variants would be available on sale from July 5 while the Mi CC9e variant would mark its presence in the market on July 9.
The features which also set the new Mi CC9 Meitu Custom Edition apart from the Mi CC9 is its Meitu camera setup. It also receives Meitu’s unique AI low-light portrait feature as well.
The Mi CC9e packs a 6.39-inch full HD+ (1080x2340 pixels) AMOLED display with 430ppi pixel density and 430 nits peak brightness. It uses Android Pie-based MIUI 10 operating system and gets power from the 2.2GHz octa-core Snapdragon 710 processor in integration with 6GB RAM and Adreno 616 GPU. The provided storage options for this variant include 64GB and 128GB which can further be extended up to 256GB via a microSD card.
At the photography front, the Mi CC9 is blessed with a triple camera setup at the rear which includes a 48-megapixel primary camera with f/1.9 aperture, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor, and another 2-megapixel sensor for depth of field. It also offers a range of features such as HDR, super night mode, panorama, portrait mode bokeh, slo-motion video recording at 960fps, 4K video recording.
The selfie camera here is a 32-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture. A wide range of features including AI Portrait Mode, Front Panorama, 3D Beauty, Mimoji Shooting, Front HDR, Gesture Photo, Front Screen Fill, AI Smart Beauty, Face Recognition and more are part of the front camera.
The Mi CC9 is backed up by a 4,030mAh battery with 18W fast charging. It gets connectivity options such as NFC, Bluetooth v5, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, USB Type-C port, 3.5mm audio jack, etc. while, the features like face unlock, in-screen fingerprint sensor, Hi-Res audio and Game Turbo 2.0 mode are among other major highlights of the smartphone. It tips at 179 grams on weighing scale and measures 156.8mm in length, 74.5mm in width and 8.67mm in height.
The Mi CC9e specifications sports a 6.088-inch HD+ (720x1560 pixels) AMOLED display with 350 nits screen brightness and TUV Rheinland certification. It is powered by the 11nm 2.0GHz Snapdragon 665 octa-core processor in association with 4GB and 6GB RAM options. The storage options for the Mi CC9e includes storage of 64GB and 128GB while the storage capacity can further be increased up to 256GB with the use of a microSD card.
The connectivity feature of NFC misses out on the Mi CC9e while the battery setup of 4,030mAh with 18W fast charging is similar to the Mi CC9 variant. It is lighter than Mi CC9 with 173.8 grams and has measures 153.48x71.85x8.4mm dimensionally.