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Xiaomi’s new phone has a 108 megapixel camera

 Xiaomi’s new phone has a 108 megapixel camera
Xiaomi already put a 108 megapixel camera in its concept phone, the Mi MIX Alpha. (Picture: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi says that its newest smartphone, the CC9 Pro, is set to come packed with a 108 megapixel camera. That means pictures with a whopping 12032x9024 resolution. The smartphone will launch on November 5th.

Xiaomi is no stranger to phones with high megapixel counts. It already introduced a 108 megapixel camera in its US$2,800 concept phone, the Mi MIX Alpha, which has a screen that wraps around the body. There’s also a 48 megapixel camera in its Mi A3 and Redmi Note 7 Pro, and the company teased 64 megapixel camera technology (developed with Samsung) for its lower-priced Redmi phones.

But it’s worth noting that megapixels aren’t everything. The Google Pixel 4 and iPhone 11 Pro have been widely praised for their cameras, but each has just a 12MP and 12.2MP sensor respectively.

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Panasonic won’t open Chinese battery plant for Tesla
Panasonic won’t open Chinese battery plant for Tesla
Tesla has been expanding across China, but its battery supplier Panasonic has no plans to plans to open a plant there for the EV maker. (Picture: Roy Issa/SCMP)
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Tencent has a new Tinder clone for 'high quality socializing'
Tencent has a new Tinder clone for 'high quality socializing'
Qingliao only shows users a limited number of profiles at a time. (Picture: Qingliao/iOS App Store)

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Man sues NetEase after his friend sells a US$1.4 million game character for US$500
Man sues NetEase after his friend sells a US$1.4 million game character for US$500
The local court touted this case as an example of how judges can mediate cases remotely. (Picture: Sichuan High Court)

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Didi will soon roll out a self-driving taxi service in Shanghai
Didi will soon roll out a self-driving taxi service in Shanghai
Didi’s autonomous driving team is developing and testing self-driving vehicles in both China and the US, the company says. (Picture: Didi)

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The Vivo S1 Pro for Southeast Asia has a brand new look
The Vivo S1 Pro for Southeast Asia has a brand new look
The new Vivo S1 Pro for Southeast Asia looks nothing like the one that launched in China earlier this year. (Picture: Vivo)

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The Three-Body Problem animation trailer is getting mixed reactions
The Three-Body Problem animation trailer is getting mixed reactions
Former US President Barack Obama and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg have both read The Three-Body Problem. (Picture: Bilibili)

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China says its first permanent space station will be ready by 2022
China says its first permanent space station will be ready by 2022
Chinese astronauts Jing Haipeng (left) and Chen Dong (right) entering the Tiangong-2 space lab on October 19, 2016. (Picture: Xinhua)