Xiaomi CC9 and CC9e Launch – Xiaomi will launch at least two phones, the CC9 and the CC9e under the series at 7:00pm local time (4:30pm IST) in Beijing. There are reports that the company may also unveil a third phone, the CC9 Meitu, which is expected to sport a camera mechanism similar to the Asus 6z. You can follow the event developments on Xiaomi’s Weibo handle and its official website.

The company has already teased a phone, which is apparently the Xiaomi CC9, in a video. The video shows Gavin Thomas, an eight-year-old kid who became an overnight sensation in China because of his ‘fake smile’ expression, and Xiaomi CC Product Manager and Brand Spokesperson Cici taking the phone for a spin. In the video, Xiaomi censored the design of the phone from the back, but we could see the phone having a waterdrop notch. As mentioned , the company is also expected to unveil the CC9e device, which is a watered-down version of the CC9. The third phone could be the CC9 Meitu that is speculated to sport a flip camera.

When it comes to the specifications, the CC9 will pack a 48MP main sensor in addition to an ultrawide and a telephoto unit. One the front, it will have a 32MP sensor. Rumours suggest that this phone will pack the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 chipset. Recently, an image of the phone was leaked showing a white colour back panel. It features a glossy pearl-white finish that looks similar to the white colour model of the Huawei P30 Pro. The images reveal a vertically aligned triple-rear camera setup on the back. The rear panel can be seen featuring a gradient design and the glass is slightly curved on all four sides.

The CC9e, which has already been spotted on the TENAA website, is expected to sport a 6.39-inch FHD+ AMOLED panel, and an in-display fingerprint sensor. On the front, the phone could sport a 32MP sensor, while the rear camera setup is expected to feature a 48MP main shooter alongside wide-angle and telephoto sensors. Under the hood, the CC9e might feature the Snapdragon 712 chip. The third phone, which reportedly has the codename “Little Fairy”, is expected to have a 48MP main sensor along with an ultrawide and a telephoto sensor. An image of the alleged CC9 Meitu showed a back panel with a white colour finish and pink accents.

CC9 Meitu

CC is the third brand under Xiaomi Corporation, with the other two being Mi and Redmi. According to Xiaomi Co-founder Lei Jun, the phones belonging to this series will be targeted at youngsters around the world who “want to define themselves”. ‘CC’ means Colorful & Creative, and the phones will follow the popular colour trends of the year, Jun said, adding that smartphones in the CC-Series will be designed and developed by the Chic & Cool 90 team.