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Forget 64MP – the 108MP Xiaomi Mi Note 10 camera phone is here next week!

Forget 64MP – the 108MP Xiaomi Mi Note 10 / Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro camera phone is here next week!
(Image credit: Xiaomi)

Just days after the Realme X2 Pro launched, breaking records by being the world's first 64MP camera phone, the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 (aka Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro) will launch in China on 05 November and will be the world's first 108MP phone.

More than that, the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 / Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro will possess a five-camera array, which the company is billing as "the world's FIRST 108MP Penta Camera".

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At the heart of the phone is the 108-megapixel Samsung Isocell Bright HMX sensor,  which is the result of "close collaboration" between Samsung and Xiaomi – a resolution that actually outmuscles almost every camera on our list of 10 highest-resolution cameras you can buy today.

The HMX sensor features Tetracell technology that enables four sensors to combine like Voltron into a single photosite for 27MP images in low light conditions, and also supports video recording "without losses in field-of-view" at 6K resolution up to 30 frames per second. 

The sensor is believed to be making its home court debut in the Samsung Galaxy S11 next year, with the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 being the first camera phone to feature the technology.

The 108MP Xiaomi Mi Note 10 launches in China on 05 November as the Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro

The 108MP Xiaomi Mi Note 10 launches in China on 05 November as the Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro (Image credit: Xiaomi)

While little has been announced about this model designation in specific, by all accounts it seems to be the international name of the Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro – which launches in China next week and about which we do know a few key details.

According to Gadgets 360, the main 108MP primary camera will be supplemented by a 20MP ultra-wide-angle camera with 117° field of view, a telephoto camera with a rumored 10x hybrid and 50x digital zoom, a macro camera, a 12MP portrait camera and a 32MP selfie camera.

It is said to feature a 6.47-inch display, and is powered by a Snapdragon 730G processor with a 5,170mAh battery. 

With the device launching in China next week as the Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro, we should have the full specs and details – and hopefully an international release date – for the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 very soon. 

Of course, there's also the Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha 5G due out in December – Xiaomi's 108MP concept phone with a wraparound screen that equates to a ludicrous "180.6% screen-to-body ratio". 

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Meet the future of camera phones: Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha 5G has 108MP camera
Samsung Galaxy S11 to feature Samsung's 108MP sensor, 6K video, 10x optical zoom
Medium format camera phone: Xiaomi's 108MP sensor out-pixels Fujifilm GFX 100

James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a magazine and web journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients as diverse as Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photographic and lighting tutorials, as well as industry analysis, news and rumors for publications such as Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-PhotoDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and demonstrations at The Photography Show. An Olympus (Micro Four Thirds) and Canon (full frame) shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a particular fondness for vintage lenses and film cameras.