In November 2018, Xiaomi partnered with Meitu to launch Meitu branded smartphones and use its camera patents. Now in June, we are seeing leaks about the first Xiaomi designed Meitu smartphone. Even the marketing, distribution, and after-sales support will be taken care of by Xiaomi. A few days back, the specifications of the Mi CC9e are leaked online. While there is no official confirmation, the leaked Mi CC9e could be launched the first ever Xiaomi made Meitu smartphone.
Earlier today, Lin Bin, who is the co-founder and president of Xiaomi, visited the Meitu’s AI lab and posted a few photos on his Weibo feed. The company also opened the Xiaomi Meitu account on WeChat. Talking about the leaked details, the Xiaomi-made Meitu smartphone will be coming with 48MP triple camera setup on the rear and a single 32MP selfie camera on the front. It is said to come powered by the 10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 Mobile Platform.
The device will be coming with Android 9.0 Pie based MIUI out of the box. It will be backed by a 4,000mAh non-removable battery and supports 18W fast charging technology. The device will also come with an in-display fingerprint scanner on the front. The base variant with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage is rumored to be costing around CNY 3000. There are also rumors that the company will be launching a high-end variant powered by Snapdragon 730 Mobile Platform.
Just after announcing its partnership with Xiaomi, Meitu launched the Meitu V7 smartphone with triple selfie cameras on the front. It is powered by the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform coupled with up to 8GB of RAM and up to 512GB of internal storage. While it came with 12MP Sony IMX363 sensor + 20MP Sony IMX350 sensor + 8MP Sony IMX355 sensor on the front, there is a dual camera set up on the rear featuring 12MP + 8MP sensor with OIS and EIS. Stay tuned on Phone Radar for more details!