Xiaomi Flipping Camera Smartphone Teased: Better Than Asus 6Z? Is It Coming To India?
Soon after the Asus 6Z launch, Xiaomi also teased a smartphone of its own running on a similar technology, a flipping camera. The Asus smartphone has been trending since the launch in May, and has been applauded by many for the unique approach to offer a full-screen display.
Now after Asus, it’s Xiaomi who is all set to launch its own flipping camera smartphone.
Xiaomi is known to take up challenging technologies, and then offer them at a very budget pricing. From notches to pop-up cameras to punch-hole displays, the company has been able to adapt a top-end tech for an affordable offering.
The same is about to happen again, and Xiaomi is set to bring in their own flipping camera smartphone.
Xiaomi Flipping Camera Smartphone Teased: What’s In The Box?
Two selfie-focused Xiaomi smartphones has already been leaked recently: Mi CC9 and Mi CC9e. The prices are out, and they hit the affordable segment. While most of the features are under the cover, the new leak has revealed an interesting detail, the camera.
Among the upcoming Xiaomi smartphones, the Mi 9CCe have a special camera. A flipping camera which can be doubled as rear and front cameras both.
The teaser poster has a similar camera technology as the just-released Asus 6Z with flip cameras.
The new Mi CC9 series is a collaboration of Xiaomi and hardware division of Meitu, a recently acquired entity of the company. Even the leaked pictures have a Meitu brand logo at the back instead of Xiaomi. For those who are confused, it’s a Xiaomi-owned division now, previously under Meitu.
Coming to Mi CC9, the smartphone is rumoured to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, the same chip powering the newly launy Redmi K20.
Mi CC9 will have a standard water drop notch display, in-display fingerprint sensor and 4,000mAh battery with fast charging support. The Mi CC9e would use the new flipping camera technology running on the same chip, with a rear fingerprint sensor and a 4,000mAh battery
Both the Mi CC9 and the Mi CC9e will have top front cameras being primarily a selfie-focused series. It may come with the 32-megapixel camera used for Redmi Y3 or the 48MP Sony IMX 582 sensor to be doubled as a front and rear sensor.
Xiaomi Flipping Camera Smartphone: Better Than Asus 6Z?
Well, it’s hard to comment on that now. Xiaomi products hardly compromise on quality, and their recent devices have been able to satisfy most of the critics and public. Previously they have taken up challenging technologies, but worked well to launch their own products with the same technology at a very budget pricing.
From notches to pop-up cameras to punch-hole displays, the company has been able to adapt a top-end tech for an affordable offering.
The leaked teaser has Mi 9CCe with a flip camera system featuring three camera sensors on it.
In comparison, Asus 6Z has only two camera sensors on its flipping camera system. For the upcoming Xiaomi flipping camera smartphone, the flip triple camera setup will work as both rear cameras and selfie shooters.
We are yet to know about the technology, but the smartphone would work on the same camera system to be doubled as rear and front camera as the new Asus 6Z.
Xiaomi Flipping Camera Smartphone Price Leaked: Is It Coming To India?
According to the leaks, the Xiaomi flipping camera smartphone or Mi CC9e will come in a single variant with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage. It will be available at CNY 1,599 in China (around INR 16,10). It will have the flipping camera running on the basic features and Snapdragon 730 processor.
The Mi CC9e India price should start somewhere around 16,000 rupees. The India launch is yet to be confirmed, and the chances are thin as well.
Xiaomi generally ignores Mi series smartphones for India. But it being a budget offering, Mi CC9e may come to India. The launch seems imminent, and may happen in the next quarter.
Finally, the standard Mi CC9 will be available in three storage variants: 6GB RAM and 128GB storage for CNY 2,499 (around INR 25,100), 8GB RAM and 128GB storage for CNY 2,799 (around INR 28,100) and finally, the top-end model with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage will cost CNY 3,099 (around INR 31,100).
The company is yet to officially confirm the launch of Mi 9CCe in India, but it may bring it to the country given its huge hold in the budget market and immense popularity.