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

Xiaomi’s new phone has a 108 megapixel camera

This article originally appeared on ABACUS

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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