Xiaomi Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro with Snapdragon 865 and Quad-Rear Cameras Announced
Xiaomi goes up the price ladder
Last year, Xiaomi announced its latest flagship for the year, the Mi 9, on the same day as the launch of Samsung’s Galaxy S10. And, in the following month, it managed to ship over a million units for the Mi 9 worldwide. Building upon its success, the company has today announced its successor, the all-new Mi 10 and the Mi 10 Pro, in its home market, China, leading to an array of 5G phones coming later this year. Let’s dive in and check out these devices in detail.
Xiaomi Mi 10
Design and Display
In terms of design, the Mi 10 comes with an all-glass design with a curved back panel. The rear has a quad-camera setup, arranged in vertical alignment on the left-hand side, with an LED flash. Towards the front, the phone features a 6.67-inch OLED curved display with a punch-hole cutout on the top-left side to house the front-facing camera. The display offers a 90Hz refresh rate with a 180Hz touch response rate.
At its core, the Mi 10 comes with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 octa-core processor with Adreno 650 GPU (and X55 modem), coupled with 8GB / 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB / 256GB of UFS 3.0 storage. To power everything, the device includes a 4780mAh battery with 30W wired fast charging, wireless fast charging, and 10W reverse power-sharing. As for other specifications, the phone comes with Wi-Fi 6, support for SA/NSA dual-mode 5G. It runs on MIUI 11 based on Android 10, out of the box.
In the camera department, the Mi 10 sports a quad-camera setup on the rear with an LED flash. The setup includes 108MP primary sensor, a 2MP macro sensor with f/2.4 aperture, a 2MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture, and a 13MP ultra-wide-angle sensor with f/2.4 aperture. On the front, the device includes a 20MP selfie camera with an f/2.0 aperture.
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
Design and Display
Similar to the Mi 10, the Mi 10 Pro also features an all-glass design with a curved rear and a quad-camera setup housing. And, towards the front, it has the same 6.67-inch OLED curved display with a 90Hz refresh rate (with 180Hz touch response rate) and punch-hole cutout on the top-left side to house the front-facing camera.
Under the hood, the Mi 10 Pro is powered by the Snapdragon 865 processor with Adreno 650 GPU (and X55 modem), coupled with 8GB / 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB / 512GB of UFS 3.0 storage. It includes a 4500mAh battery with 50W fast charging, wireless charging, and reverse power-sharing support. Talking about other specifications, the device comes with Wi-Fi 6, support for SA/NSA dual-mode 5G. On the software front, it runs on MIUI 11 based on Android 10, out of the box.
For optics, the Mi 10 Pro sports a quad-camera setup, similar to the regular Mi 10, with an LED flash. Except, the setup on the Pro includes a 108MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture, a 20MP ultra-wide-angle sensor with f/2.2 aperture, a 12MP portrait sensor with f/2.0 aperture, and an 8MP telephoto sensor. Towards the front, it has a 20MP front-facing camera with an f/2.0 aperture for selfies. [More details on the camera and comparison samples here.]
Xiaomi Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro: Pricing and Availability
The Xiaomi Mi 10 comes in three configurations: 8GB + 128GB, 8GB + 256GB, and 12GB + 256GB, priced at CNY 3999, CNY 4299, and CNY 4699, respectively. On the other hand, the Mi 10 Pro comes in three configurations: 8GB + 256GB, 12GB + 256GB, and 12GB + 512GB, priced at CNY 4999, CNY 5499, and CNY 5999, respectively.