Xiaomi is allegedly working on a new smartphone that will offer 12x optical and 120x digital zoom. The device’s name is Xiaomi Mi CC10 Pro, and it will be a direct successor to the Mi CC9 Pro which arrived back in November.
Now, that Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro actually launched to most markets as the Mi Note 10. So, this handset may be rebranded to the Xiaomi Mi Note 11 when it leaves China.
Upcoming Xiaomi handset to offer 108-megapixel camera, and 12x optical zoom
The device carries the ‘CAS’ codename, according to the source. The device will allegedly include a 108-megapixel camera, Samsung’s new ISOCELL HM2 sensor. This will be an upgraded model of the HM1 sensor that was included in the Galaxy S20 Ultra.
The Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro aka Mi Note 10 used the Samsung HMX sensor, which was technically inferior to the HM1 used in the Galaxy S20 Ultra. So, the HM2, if it ends up being included in this device, will be quite an improvement.
If this Xiaomi phone manages to offer true 12x optical zoom and 120x digital zoom, that will be quite a feat. The Huawei P40 Pro+ offers 10x optical zoom, and that is unrivaled in the smartphone world at the moment.
The Xiaomi Mi CC10 Pro / Mi Note 11 will probably ship with a periscope camera as well. It will need such a camera in combination with that 108-megapixel sensor in order to achieve such zoom capability.
The Xiaomi Mi CC10 Pro could end up using one of Qualcomm’s upcoming mid-range chips. The device is rumored to ship with the Snapdragon 775G SoC, which has not been announced yet.
The yet-unannounced Snapdragon 775G SoC may fuel this device
The Snapdragon 775G will support 5G connectivity, as it will come with the Snapdragon X55 modem. That chip will be a more powerful variant of the popular Snapdragon 765G SoC.
That processor is expected to launch in July, though nothing has been confirmed just yet. In terms of other details when it comes to this device, well, we can only guess at the moment.
The device will probably be made out of metal and glass, just like its predecessor. It will include a fairly large AMOLED display, quite probably a fullHD+ panel. That display will hopefully offer high refresh rate, but the display on its predecessor did not.
The phone will include at least 6GB or 8GB of RAM, and a fairly large battery. Android 10 will come pre-installed on it, along with Xiaomi’s MIUI 11 or 12 skin.
The phone is expected to pack in at least four cameras on the back. The Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro included five, so it’s possible that this upcoming phone will as well.