Although only a mid-range smartphone model (price 2799 Yuan – about 9.3 million) but Mi CC9 Pro can completely promise to change the landscape of "Chinese smartphone civil war" in the near future: the first time in Historically, Huawei's leading position was broken when the Mate 30 Pro was on par with the Mi that cost half the price. The Mi CC9 Pro can be a push for Xiaomi to reclaim what was lost to Huawei in the last quarter, when Huawei grew at a rapid pace and Xiaomi fell heavily.
But no matter who Huawei and Xiaomi fight who wins, the funniest one is Samsung.
It can be said that the only reason for CC9 Pro to have DxOMark so high is only a sensor from Samsung!
Why is that? You may be a little surprised to know that the sensor used on the Xiaomi model is not the usual Sony but is Samsung: Mi CC9 Pro has an "ISOCELL Bright HMX" sensor size 1 / 1.33 ", point size 0.8um. As "the industry's first mobile sensor to have 108MP," ISOCELL Bright HMX is expected to improve Samsung's position in the sensor battle, where Sony still dominates with nearly half the market share. All three iPhone 11 models this year use Sony sensors, similar to the Pixel 4, Mi 9 or Mate 30 Pro also use sensors manufactured by Sony.
Perhaps you're thinking the sensor is not the only contributor to the image? True, but this statement will be more true with Google or Apple and not entirely true with Xiaomi. The Chinese smartphone company has inherently poor image processing algorithms, so poor that 48MP photos (interpolated) are even worse than "regular" 12MP images. Therefore, we can be sure that the key factor to image quality on Mi CC9 Pro can only be ISOCELL sensor manufactured by Samsung.
Well, just like Xiaomi needs a push on the domestic smartphone market, Samsung needs a push on the parts market as well. It should be remembered that the new device is a field that is "profitable" for Samsung, and since the beginning of the year, the decline in silicon arrays has caused the Korean giant to continuously see net profit "evaporate". "more than half (compared to the same period in 2018). The position established by Mi CC9 Pro is like an invitation to other smartphone companies to switch to using CMOS of Samsung instead of Sony.
Having "genuine" sensor and "good" algorithm, surely Galaxy S11 next year will create miracles!
Of course, we can't forget Samsung smartphones. According to the rumors, next year's Galaxy S11 will use the second-generation ISOCELL Bright HMX, which is an improvement over the first generation (sold to Xiaomi). That is, we have the basis to believe that the Galaxy S11 will even overthrow the position of Mi CC9 Pro and Mate 30 Pro. That will be good news for Samsung, after the Galaxy S10 had "not very fast sales" in the past year.
Even in the case of Samsung using the same sensor, Samfan still has reason to look forward to the S11. Because unlike Xiaomi, Samsung is a real software power. Samsung has the experience of using AI to improve the quality of photos, the Galaxy S10 and Note10 also have features that are not copyable, which is a guide for users to frame the picture properly (based on aggregated data). from hundreds of millions of photos available).
Combining the industry-leading sensor with a software power that's perhaps inferior to Apple and Google, there's no reason Samsung can't beat Huawei and Xiaomi. If the launch schedule is the same as last year, Galaxy S11 has only 3 months to go on sale.