There was much chatter about the Xiaomi Mi Note 10’s 108MP camera. The Chinese tech firm launched the phone on its home turf first, and now it has made a debut in Europe. Before we talk about the phone’s specs and features, we’d like to clarify that Mi CC9 Pro and Mi Note 10 are different names of the same smartphone. In China, the handset is called Mi CC9 Pro, and internationally, the device will be launched as Mi Note 10 Pro. Further, apart from the names, the major difference between them is the Google services.
The phone will be available in China and a few European countries. In Germany, it will go on sale on November 11, people in Spain and Italy can purchase the handset from November 15, the French will be able to grab the devices from November 18, while the UK and the Benelux Union, i.e., Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg, will soon have the device on sale. There is no info whether the phone will launch in India or not. The handset is launched in Aurora Green, Glacier White, and Midnight Black colour options. The Mi Note 10 is priced at 549 Euros (approx Rs 43,000), the Pro variant with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage will cost 649 Euros (approx Rs 51,000).
The Mi Note 10 sports a 6.47-inch Super AMOLED panel with Full HD+ resolution. The display has a waterdrop notch and an under-display fingerprint scanner. According to Xiaomi, the fingerprint sensor is 88 per cent thinner than the previous generation, and allows for extra space for battery. Under the hood, the phone has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G chipset, which is coupled with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage (8GB RAM and 256GB storage in the Pro variant).
The USP of the phone is its 108MP camera sensor with 8P lens. Firstly, there are five cameras on the back. It may not be the first phone to sport a penta-camera setup on the back, but it is definitely the first smartphone ever to have five rear cameras and a 108MP primary sensor. Nokia 9 PureView is the first phone with five cameras of 12MP sensor each, which is commercially available worldwide.
Now coming back to the Mi Note 10’s camera, the five cameras on the back have a 108MP main camera with the huge 1/1.33-inch Samsung ISOCELL Bright HMX sensor with a 7P lens for the non-Pro version (8P lens in Pro version), a 5MP telephoto camera with 5x optical zoom, a 12MP with 2x zoom for portraits, a 20MP wide-angle shooter and a macro lens to capture images from up to 1.5 cm. On the front is a 32MP sensor with a having f/2.0 aperture. On the software front, the camera comes with dedicated Night Mode 2.0. The phone draws power from a 5,260 mAh battery that comes with 30W fast-charging support.