CHINESE phone-maker Xiaomi has unveiled a new device with an unprecedented 108-megapixel camera.
The CC9 Pro was unveiled on Tuesday, and boasts one of the highest resolution cameras available to consumers anywhere.
Xiaomi's rear-facing camera display comes with four total sensors which include two telephoto lenses, an ultra-wide lens, and a macro lens. That array is complimented by a 32-megapixel front-facing selfie camera.
As reported by Engadget, among the advantages of pictures taken at the phone's superior resolution are the ability to crop into images without compromising quality.
Xiaomi says the resolution means that one can shoot pictures that are capable of being expanded into “billboard-level prints up to 4.24 meters high” notes Engadget.
The phone's 108-megapixel camera was built in partnership with Samsung and is a little more than an inch in size, which makes it slightly smaller compared to other high-end sensors on the market.
To help take pictures in low-light, the phone will also follow the lead of other phone manufacturers like Google and Huawei and use software to combine multiple shots to reduce blurriness and grittiness.
Outside of its camera array, the device also comes equipped with a 5,260mAh battery, a 6.47-inch AMOLED display, and will use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 730G processor.
The device will also have a 3.4mm headphone jack and run on Xiaomi’s MIUI 11, which is a skin built over Android 9.
Xiaomi's CC9 went on sale in China today (Wednesday) and the company has not ruled out the possibility that the phone will have a global release in the near future.