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Xiaomi CC9e Debuts | vs CC9 | A Lite Version With Better Price

Along with the release of Xiaomi CC9 and CC9 Meitu Edition, Xiaomi CC9e also debut as the much cheaper and ‘lite’ version of the aforesaid. Like CC9 targets the upper-end category like Mi 9, similarly, the CC9e targets the mid-end range like Xiaomi Mi 9 SE. In Xiaomi CC9e vs Xiaomi CC9, even if the processor might be a mid-end Snapdragon 665 priced at 1299 yuan (189 USD), however, the front and rear camera configuration are the same as of Xiaomi CC9.

Xiaomi CC9 rear

Xiaomi CC9e vs Xiaomi CC9 – What’s changed?

Compared with Xiaomi CC9, Xiaomi CC9e screen size has been reduced to 6.08-inch, which is more suitable for one-hand operation, while retaining most of the technical specifications of Xiaomi CC. This also includes the 4030mAh battery.

Xiaomi CC9 rear featured

Snapdragon 665 vs SD 660 – Is It Really An Upgrade?

The processor has changed from SD 710 to SD 665, and it’s the first launch of an SD 665 smartphone. This processor is an upgraded version of the mainstream SD 660, which was launched last year. It is manufactured by Samsung 11nm LPP process.

Xiaomi CC9e is the first smartphone to feature SD 665

The CPU part still has four upper core Kryo 260 (Cortex-A73) with 2.0GHz frequency and four lower core Kryo 260 (Cortex-A53) with 1.8GHz frequency. As noted the upper core frequency has been decreased from 2.2GHz to 2.0GHz (200MHz) which is quite strange as an upgrade.

Xiaomi CC9 Front

The GPU graphics core has been upgraded from Adreno 512 to Adreno 610, which is obviously very variable, especially with support for Vulkan 1.1, which saves 20% of power consumption. There is also an upgraded Hexagon 686 DSP, Spectra 165 ISP, which supports up to 48 megapixels for a single camera and supports triple camera configuration as well.

To Be Honest, We Prefer the new SD 665 of CC9e instead of the two years old SD 710 of CC9, for 500 yuan lesser the price

In addition to the screen size and processor, Xiaomi CC9e also features NFC and colorful breathing lights, standard 10W charger, also supports 18W fast charge. It retains the CC series front 32 MP selfie camera as well as the rear 48 MP Sony triple-camera, and screen fingerprint recognition. Not bad for a price of 189 USD.

Xiaomi CC9e vs Xiaomi CC9 – The Differences

  • Lower performance than CC9
  • Decreased screen size
  • Better Price
  • Standard 10W charger in box (but supports 18W as well)

Xiaomi CC9e vs Xiaomi CC9 – The Similarities

  • Same display resolution and type
  • Both have the same 48MP triple rear camera
  • The same 32MP front camera
  • 4050mAh Battery (support 18W fast charge)
  • The same design
  • NFC, 3.5mm audio jack, Hi-Res Audio

Price & Availability

In terms of price, we have more variants than CC9 with an incredible 500 yuan starting price difference:

  • 4+64GB version for 1299 yuan (189 USD)
  • 6+64GB version for 1399 yuan (203 USD)
  • 6+128GB version for 1599 yuan (232 USD)

Xiaomi CC9e will start selling on July 9th at 10 am on Xiaomi website and stores across Mainland China. We will inform you when international shipping becomes available.

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