At the end of the previous year, Xiaomi had entered a strategic deal with Meitu to research, design, manufacture, advertise and sell Meitu-branded phones. Today, Xiaomi has announced the selfie-centric CC9 series of smartphones in collaboration with Meitu in China. These phones are aimed towards the younger audience. The CC9 series includes CC9, CC9e and CC9 Meitu Custom Edition smartphones.
Xiaomi Mi CC9 and Mi CC9e Specifications
The Xiaomi Mi CC9 and CC9e sport a trendy design as they feature gradient 3D glass panels on the rear. The Mi CC9 has a 6.39-inch AMOLED display. The waterdrop notch screen features full HD+ resolution, a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, Gorilla Glass 5 and is embedded with a 7th generation in-display fingerprint sensor. The Mi CC9e is a less powerful edition of the CC9 that comes with a slightly smallER AMOLED display measuring 6.08 inches with HD+ resolution, a waterdrop notch and an in-display fingerprint scanner. Both phones feature Always-on Displays and face unlock.
The Xiaomi Mi CC9 is fueled by the Snapdragon 710 chipset, up to 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB of storage. The Mi CC9e is the world’s first phone to feature the Snapdragon 665 chipset that includes a 2.0GHz octa-core processor and Adreno 610 graphics. The SoC of the CC9e is coupled with up to 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB of storage.
The Xiaomi Mi CC9 and CC9e are equipped with 32-megapixel front-facing cameras with f/2.0 aperture. These phones are equipped with Mimoji that can be used to create an avatar with 165 different hairstyles, faces and accessories. Both smartphones feature triple camera units on their rear with a 48-megapixel Sony primary lens, 8MP ultra-wide angle lens and 2MP depth sensor.
The CC9 and CC9e handsets feature microSD card slots for expanding the storage. Both phones are loaded with MIUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie that has some special customisations for CC devices. Game Turbo 2.0 is available on these phones for enhanced gaming. The CC9 and CC9e phones come with 4,030mAh batteries. The CC9 and CC9e are equipped with 18W fast charging. The other features of the CC9 and CC9e phones include Hi-Res audio, dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC (unavailable on Mi CC9e), USB-C, IR blaster and a 3.5mm audio jack.
The Xiaomi Mi CC9 Meitu Custom Edition is essential the same Mi CC9 phone that comes in a special gradient color. Also, it is equipped with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of native storage. The front and rear cameras of the phone are powered with imaging algorithms from Meitu.
Xiaomi CC9 Series Price and Availability
The Xiaomi Mi CC9 has arrived in China in four models. The 6GB RAM + 64GB storage and 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variants are priced at 1,799 Yuan (~Rs 18,000) and 1,999 Yuan (~Rs 20,000) respectively. The Mi CC9e comes in 4GB RAM + 64GB storage, 6GB RAM + 64GB storage and 6GB RAM + 128GB storage models, priced at 1,299 Yuan (~Rs 13,000), 1,399 Yuan (~Rs 14,000) and 1,599 Yuan (~Rs 16,000) respectively. Both smartphones come in White Lover, Blue Planet and Night Prince (Black) colour options. The Mi CC9 and Mi CC9e will be available for purchase from July 5th and July 9th in China, respectively.
The CC9 series of smartphones come in a compact box with colourful CC branding. The Xiaomi Mi CC9 Meitu Edition smartphone comes in a large blue box with a small CC logo. The handset is priced at 2,599 Yuan (~Rs 26,000).