Over the past few days, the internet has been buzzing over Xiaomi’s flagship with a 108MP main sensor. According to Xiaomi, the hardware cost of the Xiaomi CC9 Pro is very high. The cost of the camera module alone is five times that of the previous generation CC9. Having considered the specs and features of this smartphone, experts believe that it will not cost less than 3000 yuan ($425). The 108MP sensor output images with a resolution of 10000 x 11852 and the size per image easily exceed 20MB.
Xiaomi CC9 Pro Camera
This smartphone uses Xiaomi and Samsung’s customized 108MP ISOCELL HMX CMOS sensor. It is the world’s first large-size dynamic image sensor with a 1/1.33 inch photosensitive area, which can be used in low light conditions. It captures more light than other small sensors. Xiaomi official said that the Xiaomi CC9 Pro may be the first mass-produced 108MP phone. In addition to the 108MP sensor, the Xiaomi CC9 Pro will also adopt a five-camera solution. Three of those sensors will be placed together in an array and the other two sensors will be separated from the array as well as from each other. It will also have two flashes to the right side of camera alignment with 5X and 108MP branding above and below it.
The five sensors include a super-telephoto lens + 12 MP sensor + a 1.5cm macro lens + a 20MP super wide-angle lens + a 108MP main camera. The details include
- 10x optical variable super-telephoto lens. Xiaomi’s first ultra-long-focus lens supports 10x hybrid optical zoom and supports up to 50x digital zoom. This is just like adding a telescope to the phone.
- 50mm classic portrait lens. It uses the same configuration as the Mi 8 main camera (IMX363). Support Dual PD dual-core focus, with f2.0 large aperture.
- 108MP main camera – ISOCELL HMX CMOS sensor with f1/7 large aperture.
- 20MP super wide-angle lens that supports 117° large wide-angle.
- macro lens: support 1.5cm super close focus distance.
The upcoming Mi CC9 Pro codenamed ‘Tucana’ is expected to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G with 6GB (and more) RAM. Sadly, it might run MIUI 10 based on Android Pie out of the box. But it will definitely be updated to MIUI 11 like any other newer Xiaomi smartphones.