Xiaomi’s new phone packs an insane 108MP camera

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The Xiaomi CC9 Pro packs six cameras total!
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Notorious Apple copycat Xiaomi is ready to up the ante on the iPhone 11 Pro Max with its newest phone that packs not three, not four, but five camera lenses on the back.

The CC9 Pro from Xiaomi isn’t the first smartphone to pack five lenses but it is the first Xiaomi phone to and it’s also armed with a 108MP sensor that churns out high resolution photos the latest iPhones can’t match (in size).

Powering the CC9 Pro’s camera is a 1/1.33-inch sensor Xiaomi created in partnership with Samsung. By default, the camera produces 27-megapixel images by combining four pixels into one. You can also choose to output the photos at a 108-megapixel resolution, allowing you to do some insane zooming.

The other four lense on the CC9 Pro includes a 5MP telephoto lens with 5x optical zoom and 10x digital zoom. There’s also a 12MP camera for portrait mode shots, a 20MP ultra-wide camera and a 2MP macro lens. And don’t forget about the sixth 32MP camera on the front.

Priced at just $400 for the baseline model, the CC9 Pro has a 6.47-inch curved AMOLED display with a body that’s similar to the Galaxy S10. It’s unlocked with an in-display fingerprint sensor and even comes with a headphone jack.

Xiaomi also showed off its new Apple Watch copycat today called the Mi Watch. The wearable looks a lot like Apple Watch and packs a heart rate monitor, blood oxygen sensor, sleep and exercise tracking and “body energy monitoring.” It’s also waterproof and costs just $185.

Both the CC9 Pro and Mi Watch are launching this month in China. There’s no word yet on an international release.

Via: The Verge