Take it as a nice and good rumor, but apparently Xiaomi after the global launch of Mi 9T (aka Redmi K20) is already working on another device that takes its cue from the Mi 9 series. Let's talk about the M1904F3BC / T model, code name of the new Xiaomi CC9e, which seems to have already received 3C certification in China.
From what emerges from the certification, the smartphone would belong to the mid-range of the market and will be equipped with fast recharge up to 18W, just like Mi 9T, from which it also inherits the powerful 4000 mAh battery. The current rumors, however, goes further, as we are given a complete technical sheet and an AnTuTu test, which reveals many similarities with the compact Mi 9 SE, starting from the processor that will be the balanced Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, octa-core to 2.2. GHz accompanied by an Adreno 512 GPU.
Xiaomi CC9e: the mysterious smartphone receives the 3C certification
What leaves uncertainties is the fact that the screen shown by AnTuTu refers to a version of the software that is decidedly obsolete, while the one that leaves even more appalled is that according to rumors Xiaomi CC9e will be launched in July. Nothing wrong with that, but the data sheet seems really copied from Mi 9 SE, except for some references like the 6,4 inch AMOLED display with integrated fingerprint recognition sensor and RAM that will be available in cuts from 6 and 8 GB.
Even the photographic sector of Xiaomi CC9e consists of a triple rear camera with primary sensor from 48 MP Sony IMX586, while at the moment the other two sensors and their function are unknown, although a zoom lens and a wide one are conceivable. Super camera selfie from 32 MP but at the moment it is not said that this is retractable like for Mi 9T. What seems certain is that the device seems to be designed specifically for the eastern market and therefore there will be no support for the 20 band.
Most likely the device will not be linked to the Mi 9 series but rather to the Meitu brand, acquired by Xiaomi, which in the catalog seems to have its own set of devices with the suffix CC.