The Mi CC9 or Mi 9 Lite as it is known outside China, launched last year as the first of a new series from Xiaomi in partnership with Meitu. If you recall, Meitu was a camera-centric brand that got some fans in China. Now, it is part of Xiaomi’s big conglomerate and the Chinese giant is honoring Meitu’s legacy.
When Xiaomi released the Mi CC9 it came with Android 9 Pie straight out the box. Now, Xiaomi is finally rolling out a new MIUI 11 update that introduces Android 10 to the smartphone. Unfortunately, the update is still limited to China and includes February 2020 security patch. That means that users outside of China, with the Mi 9 Lite will have to wait for a bit longer for this update.
The update bears MIUI V126.96.36.199.QFCCNXM serial and weighs in at 2.3GB in size. The update also includes some enhancements and bug fixes. The Mi CC9 still is a solid contender in the mid-range segment with a 6.39-inch AMOLED display with a 32MP selfie and waterdrop notch. Under the hood, the device carries a Snapdragon 710 SoC with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of expandable storage.
On the back, there’s a 48MP primary camera, an 8MP ultrawide cam, and a 2MP depth sensor. The handset has a UD fingerprint, an infrared blaster at the top, and a USB Type-C port at the bottom. The Mi CC9 also includes NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, an audio jack, and FM radio. The smartphone draws power from a 4,030mAh battery with support for 18W fast-charging.