At the beginning of the year, Xiaomi’s Redmi brand became a stand-alone subsidiary. The company’s creation capacities saw an expansion from just smartphones. It has added other products including a computer and a washing machine to its catalog too. Xiaomi is famous for its Mi brand phones but that too will now be split into three lines. The divisions will be:
- Xiaomi digital series – which includes phones such as the Mi 9 and the Mi 9 SE;
- MI-X business flagship series – which combines art and professionalism;
- CC series – which is for phones that are a result of their partnership with Meitu and it targets the younger generation all over the world.
News of the first set of devices in the CC series has been circulating for over a week now. There will be two phones: one is called the CC9e and will have a waterdrop notch and triple rear cameras, while the other is the CC9 which skips the notch and punch hole, and shaves off nearly all the bezels for an all-screen design and flip-triple cameras. A live photo of a phone believed to be the latter has now surfaced online.
The phone has a very thin top and side bezels. Even the one at the bottom of the screen is thinner than what we have seen on a lot of other phones. The screen-to-body ratio is definitely over 90%.
Unlike the Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro which also have a similar all-screen design but have a pop-up selfie camera, the Xiaomi CC9 is said to have a flip camera module just like that of the ASUS Zenfone 6. This way, the rear cameras are also the front-facing cameras. However, instead of two cameras, the Xiaomi CC9 will have three cameras.