Xiaomi is resurrecting the Mi Note name for its 108MP penta-camera beast
Xiaomi’s Mi Note series used to be one of its more prominent smartphone families, and it now looks like the company is resurrecting the name for its upcoming 108MP phone.
The company confirmed on Twitter that it’s working on the Xiaomi Mi Note 10, revealing that it has a penta-lens camera and 108MP main sensor. Check out the tweet below.
Introducing the world’s FIRST 108MP Penta Camera. A new era of smartphone cameras begins now! #MiNote10 #DareToDiscover pic.twitter.com/XTWHK0BeVL
— Xiaomi #MiMIXAlpha (@Xiaomi) October 28, 2019
The camera specifications suggest that the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 is actually the Western name for the upcoming Mi CC9 Pro. Xiaomi announced the Mi CC9 Pro’s existence on Weibo yesterday, confirming the 108MP camera. An official image attached to the post also revealed that the device is packing 5x optical zoom and five rear cameras.
Xiaomi has revealed more camera details on Weibo today, confirming that the phone will have the 108MP main camera, the aforementioned zoom camera (capable of 10x hybrid zoom and 50x digital zoom too), a 20MP ultra-wide snapper, a macro camera, and a 12MP camera to assist with portraits.
It all makes for one of the most flexible camera platforms we’ve ever seen on a smartphone. It’s also the opposite approach taken by the last phone with a penta-lens camera, the Nokia 9 PureView. HMD’s early 2019 flagship boasted five 12MP cameras, with three being monochrome sensors and two being RGB cameras. So the Xiaomi device is clearly going to allow for more flexibility in theory.
We’re also glad to see the Mi Note name resurrected with the Xiaomi Mi Note 10. The range originally started out as a flagship series, with 2015’s Mi Note and Mi Note Pro, followed by 2016’s Mi Note 2. 2017’s Mi Note 3 was the last device in the series, but it was aimed at the upper mid-range market.
Oddly enough, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun said earlier this year that there were no plans for Mi Note or Mi Max devices in 2019. So it seems like the company had a change of heart or Jun meant that there were no plans for China. Nevertheless, the stage is set for a rather cutting-edge release.
What do you make of the Xiaomi Mi Note 10/Mi CC9 Pro? Give us your thoughts below.
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