Xiaomi Mi CC9 and Mi CC9e Android One phones to launch today, may come to India as Mi A3 series
Xiaomi is all set to introduce its Mi CC series today at an event scheduled to take place in China, that is the company's home market. Under the CC series, Xiaomi will launch three smartphones that include -- Mi CC9, Mi CC9e and Mi CC9 Meitu Custom Edition, this model said to be a limited edition. Ahead of the launch, almost everything is known about the Mi CC9 series phones livestream on the Xiaomi Global website.
Rumours and leaks have revealed not just the key specifications of the phones but also the retail price they will come for. All the three smartphones -- Mi CC9, Mi CC9e and Mi CC9 Meitu Custom Edition -- will come with gradient finish design, glass body, waterdrop notch, triple rear cameras, in-display fingerprint sensor, single front camera, and Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. A new report now suggests that the Mi CC9 and the Mi CC9e will come packed with a massive 4030mAh battery and not 4000mAh battery as rumoured previously. The same report also reveals that the Mi CC series of phones will be Android One phones.
The same report also reveals that the two Mi CC series phones will come with 3D Glass Body and 7th generation in-display fingerprint sensor. Xiaomi has already revealed the pictures of the white and blue colour variants of the Mi CC9 and Mi CC9e. The special Meitu edition of Mi CC9 is expected to come in pink colour.
As Xiaomi CEO and other company executives have revealed, the all-new Mi CC series is aiming to target the selfie-centric audience, mostly the young generation or Gen Z. For now, the phones will be launching in China. As of now there are no reports on the India launch of the Mi CC9 and Mi CC9e. However, some leaks suggest that the Mi CC9 will come to India as the Mi A3 while the Mi CC9e will be re-branded Mi A3 Lite. Notably, Xiaomi is yet to confirm the Mi A3 series.
Xiaomi Mi CC9 expected specs and price
The Xiaomi Mi CC9 is expected to come with 6.39-inch AMOLED display. Rumours until now revealed that the Mi CC9 will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 processor that also powers the Redmi K20. But now, a new leak report suggests that the Mi CC9 will come packed with Snapdragon 710 processor that powers the Realme 3 Pro and also the Realme X. The Mi CC9 is said to come in two RAM variants -- 6GB and 8GB - and two storage variants -- 128GB and 256GB.
As far as the camera setup is concerned, the Mi CC9 is said to include three cameras on the rear panel. The primary camera is expected to include a 48MP sensor, secondary camera a 16MP sensor, and third camera a 12MP sensor. On the front, the phone is expected to include a 32MP selfie shooter.
For the pricing, the Xiaomi Mi CC9 is said to come with a starting price of 2,599 Yuan (~$378) for the base model with 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage. Leaks also suggest that the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage and 8GB RAM + 256GB storage models will cost around 2,799 Yuan (~$407) and 3,099 Yuan (~$451), respectively.
Xiaomi Mi CC9e expected specs and price
The Mi CC9e will be slightly toned down when compared to the Mi CC9. The Mi CC9e is expected to come packed with a 5.97-inch AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. Until now rumours suggested that the Mi CC9e will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor. But a new report now reveals that the Mi CC9e will come with Snapdragon 665 and not 710. The phone is expected to come paired with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It will be available in two RAM models -- 6GB and 8GB - and two storage versions -- 64GB and 128GB.
On the camera front, the Mi CC9e is said to include three cameras on the back panel and single on the front. The primary camera is said to include a 48MP Sony IMX582 sensor, secondary camera an 8MP sensor, and third camera a 5MP sensor. On the front, the phone is expected to include a 32MP selfie shooter.
For the pricing, the Mi CC9e is expected to start at 1,599 Yuan for the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage model. The 6GB RAM + 128 GB storage version of the phone is said to cost around 1,899 Yuan ($276) while the 8GB RAM and 128GB storage model of the phone will likely have a price tag of 2,199 Yuan (~$320).