Xiaomi is gearing up to announce its next flagship smartphone, as teasers have begun flowing in for the Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro. And since most devices get leaked anyway, the company has gone ahead and revealed information of the device on its own rather than wait for leaks to steal its thunder. Taking to its official Weibo handles, Xiaomi has shared more information on the upcoming Mi Watch as well as the Mi CC9 Pro / Mi Note 10, while TENAA listing for the Mi CC9 Pro reveals more information on the device.
Xiaomi is no stranger to smart wearables, as its Mi Band lineup of smart bracelets/activity trackers have been instrumental in shaping the market in several regions. The upcoming Mi Watch, however, is going to be Xiaomi’s first true smartwatch, instead of being just a smart bracelet with a large display. Xiaomi has gone ahead and shared official product shots of the device, much before its November 5 launch.
The Xiaomi Mi Watch very obviously draws inspiration from the Apple Watch, much like the Amazfit GTS does too. In the official product image, we see a watch that has a rounded square shape, as well as a crown button and another press button on the right side. The straps appear to be unconventional though, but we are likely to see several official strap options too from Xiaomi.
Xiaomi is also giving us a peek on some of the other features of the Mi Watch. The Mi Watch will independently support WiFi, GPS, and NFC, and also comes with a linear motor and a speaker. The watch will also support an eSIM, so you will very likely be able to make phone calls on the device too if you really wanted to. The Mi Watch will also come with a Qualcomm SoC, but we predict that the watch will come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 and not the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3300 that we reported on just a while ago.
Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro (China) / Xiaomi Mi Note 10 (Global)
Yesterday, Xiaomi had confirmed that the Mi CC9 Pro will come with a 108MP penta-rear camera setup, with one of the secondary cameras being a telephoto camera with decent optical zoom capabilities. The company later on teased that the Mi Note 10 will also have a similar camera setup, though we predict that the Mi Note 10 is the global version of the Mi CC9 Pro as launched in China. Today, Xiaomi has gone ahead and revealed more information on the camera setup.
Starting from the top, the first camera on the Mi CC9 Pro is the telephoto camera, which will be capable of 5x optical zoom, 10x hybrid zoom, and 50x digital zoom. The second camera is a dedicated 12MP depth sensor for portraits. The third camera is the primary 108MP camera with an f/1.7 aperture. The fourth camera is a 20MP ultra-wide angle shooter, while the fifth camera is the dedicated macro camera which will allow you to get as close as 1.5cm to the subject.
The teaser also gives us a glimpse of the front of the device, which appears to have a curved display. The phone will also likely have a waterdrop notch for the front camera.
We also have some more specifications to share, thanks to the TENAA listing of the Xiaomi M1910F4E. The Mi CC9 Pro/Mi Note 10 measures in at 157.8 mm × 74.2 mm × 9.67 mm, and weighs in at a good 208g. The weight makes much more sense with the chunky 5,170 mAH battery on the phone — Xiaomi likely wanted to minimize the camera bump, so they must have opted to pack in a bigger battery, which is great. The front of the device will see a 6.47″ FHD+ OLED display, with an in-display fingerprint sensor. The TENAA listing also mentions that the 3.5mm headphone jack is present on the phone, though the phone does not have expandable storage. That should not be a big problem as users will have options of 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB of internal storage, as well as RAM options of 6GB, 8GB, and 12GB. The TENAA listing only mentions that the phone will have an octa-core CPU with a max clock speed of 2.2GHz, which lines up with the rumors that the phone will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G. The front camera will be 32MP, and the phone will also pack in a USB Type-C port with fast charging capabilities.
The Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro and the Xiaomi Mi Watch will be officially launched in China on November 5, 2019.
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