Ladies and Gentlemen, we’re back again with another awesome news. Yeah it’s always Xiaomi trying to make headlines all the time. Sometimes I wonder if the company is purely up for profit or they just love the media attentions they get often but either way, it’s very great for their business because they obviously sell a lot of devices worldwide and thanks to their devices that bridges the gap between over-expensive flagships and the ultimate mediocre smartphones by some manufacturers.
But anyways that’s not the case here, the new Xiaomi Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro are the new officially announced smartphones from the Chinese giant which both offers 5G support as well as high-end Snapdragon 865 chipset which is the same found on the latest Galaxy S20 Ultra which is far expensive. But how does this mid-range device match up with the hype, then let’s examine few of the interesting features of the device below.
What even makes the entire thing interesting is the fact that the company now offer the same large sensor found on the Galaxy S20 Ultra, that 108MP camera sensor yeah!
This isn’t the first time Xiaomi tries to impress us as they were the first to implement the 108MP in a Penta camera setup combo last year with the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 (CC9 Pro). The device only lagged when it’s chipset was a little mid-ranger SNapdragon 720 unlike this which has the 865+ powering flagship devices this year.
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Both devices, the Xiaomi Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro also come will great connectivity support – going all the way to SA and NSA 5G and Wi-Fi 6. So let’s exmaine each of them one after the other.
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro 5G features a really crisp curved AMOLED display measuring 6.67-inch (FHD+) which supports a 90Hz refresh rate and an 180Hz touch sampling rate though not near to the Galaxy S20 Ultra but this is definitely fluid and premium.
Xiaomi also claimed the display can reach a maximum 1200nit peak brightness and can have 4096 levels of brightness adjustment and DC dimming which is also great off the paper.
Just like the way the Mi Note 10 Pro (CC9 Pro) made headlines last year with it’s Penta camera setup, this Quad camera setup is also another newsworthy inclusion with the main camera sensor being a maximum 108MP sensor which has an 8P lens which is far better than the Mi Note 10 Pro (CC9 Pro).
The rest of the rear camera setup includes a telephoto lens supporting 10x hybrid zoom, a shorter 12MP 2x telephoto for portrait shots and a 20MP ultrawide angle snapper.
And speaking of the giant 108MP sensor, it comes with an OIS and EIS as well as AI support to enhance images taken with it especially while taking still photographs or motion videos with a support for 8K resolution just imagine that.
Other interesting specification includes the memory space which varies between the normal 8GB RAM + 128GB of internal storage or 12GB RAM + 256GB internal storage and then the bigger 12GB RAM + 512GB internal storage but there’s no support for external card slot but it uses the latest available tech – LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.0 storage.
At the back is a large 4500mAh Li-Po battery with fast charging capabilities. It offers a 50W fast charging using cable or 30W via wireless charging and can also reverse wireless charging producing 10W to other devices it’s charging.
But then for how much you may ask, Xiaomi definitely enjoy making Samsung and Huawe look bad. This feature-rich device will only sell between $715 (NG₦ 259,545 / SAR 10,621), $787(NG₦ 285,681 / SAR 11,691 ) and $860 (NG₦ 312,180 / SAR 12,777 ). Color variation comes in either Blue or White.
Xiaomi Mi 10
Before a “Pro” version there is usually the normal model with scaled-down specifications and yeah this is it. The Xiaomi Mi 10 uses the same 6.67-Inch display as seen on the Pro version and even retains the big 108MP camera sensor but the specs are trimmed down as for the other three cameras which are 2MP depth sensor and a 2MP macro shooter instead of the 16MP and 20MP sensors on the Pro version. The Ultrawide sensor is scaled down to 13MP as well.
As for the hardware, the Non-Pro Mi 10 comes with a speedy LPDDR5 RAM and the UFS 3.0 storage as well and can also record 8K resolution videos. It in fact has a bigger 4,780mAh Li-Po battery but offers a lower 30W fast charging and it retains it’s wireless charging as well as the 10W reverse charging.
The devices will go live tomorrow 14th of February at exactly 10 AM Chinese time. The device color variation comes in Peach, Green and Black and pricing is between $572 (NG₦ 207,636 / SAR 8,496) 615 (NG₦ 223,245 / SAR 9,135) and lastly 673 (NG₦ 244,299 / SAR 9,998)
The phone was supposed to be globally announced in Barcelona as part of the MWC 2020, but since the conference is canceled, we are yet to hear more about Xiaomi’s plans maybe it’ll be released during some special event or better still partnering up with popular e-Retailers but all fingers are crossed.