The first devices borne out of Xiaomi’s acquisition of fellow Chinese tech company Meitu after the latter dropped its smartphone business are here. Check out the Xiaomi Mi CC9 and Mi CC9e.
The latest phones from the firm are equipped with triple cameras on the rear; a 32-megapixel front-facer with a Mimoji feature similar to Apple’s Memoji and Animoji; a 4,030mAh battery; and an AMOLED screen with a waterdrop notch and a fingerprint reader built into the hardware. They also look a lot like the Xiaomi Mi 9 and Mi 9 SE, which isn’t a bad thing at all.
Importantly, the Xiaomi Mi CC9 and Mi CC9e are about as inexpensive as well-specced phones get these days. Prices in China have been set at ¥1,799 (roughly P13,386 or $262) and ¥1,999 (P14,874 or $291) for the 6GB/64GB and 6GB/128GB models of the Mi CC9, respectively.
The Xiaomi Mi CC9e, on the other hand, starts at ¥1,299 for the 4GB/64GB version and goes up to ¥1,399 (P10,410 or $204) and ¥1,599 (P11,898 or $233) for the 6GB/64GB and 6GB/128GB options. Both the Mi CC9 and Mi CC9e are available in black, blue, and white gradient options.
There’s also the Mi CC9 Meitu Custom Edition with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage, priced at ¥2,599 (P19,339 or $378). It comes in different packaging and offers some exclusive beauty filters and a dedicated vlog mode with video stabilization, although visually, the phone itself is identical to the regular Mi CC9. You can see it in the picture used at the top of this article.
The Mi CC9 runs Android Pie-based MIUI 10 on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 pricessor, while the Mi CC9e is built around the 11nm Snapdragon 665. The 4,030mAh battery inside both handsets supports 18-watt fast charging over USB-C.
Xiaomi says the Mi CC9 and Mi CC9 Meitu Custom Edition will go on sale from July 5 in China. The actual sales for the Mi CC9e should begin July 9th.
Xiaomi Mi CC9 vs Xiaomi Mi CC9e: Specs comparison
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