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Xiaomi CC11 specs tipped: Will it come to global markets though?

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TL;DR

  • A new leak has seemingly revealed specs for the Xiaomi CC11 smartphone.
  • The leak points to a mid-range proposition with a relatively powerful SoC.
  • Previous CC phones have come to international markets as Mi A series or Mi Note devices.

Xiaomi’s CC series has generally been a design and selfie-focused smartphone line, but these devices are limited to China and we haven’t seen new entries in over a year. Now, leaks out of China point to the CC11 being set for an imminent launch.

Weibo tipster Bald Panda posted apparent Xiaomi CC11 specs today, claiming that it’s equipped with a Snapdragon 778G chipset, a 6.55-inch 90Hz OLED panel, and a 4,200mAh battery with 33W charging. The leaker also claims that you’re getting a 64MP triple rear camera system and a 20MP selfie snapper.

A TENAA listing spotted by MySmartPrice also suggests the Xiaomi CC11 will offer 6/8/12GB of RAM, 128/256/512GB of storage, and microSD expansion.

The listing also seems to corroborate some of the tipster’s disclosed specs. More specifically, the filing reveals a 2.4GHz octa-core chipset (the same specs as the Snapdragon 778G) as well as a 64MP primary camera and a 20MP selfie shooter.

The big question is whether this phone will actually leave China though, and this is where prior models come in. The Android One-toting Mi A3 is essentially the Mi CC9e with stock Android and a slightly bigger screen, but with an identical spec sheet otherwise. Furthermore, the Mi CC9 Pro left China and was known as the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro in global markets.

In other words, there is a precedent for Xiaomi CC phones to launch as Mi Note devices or Mi A series phones in other regions. But we haven’t seen many Android One devices in the last two years, so we wouldn’t count on the latter. It’s also possible that if Xiaomi does indeed bring the phone to wider markets, it goes under a different name altogether.

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