Xiaomi announced the arrival of premium mobile phones Xiaomi Mi 10 and Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro. The highlight of the smartphones is the quadruple-camera able to capture photos up to 108 MP. The launches rival with Samsung’s recently presented Galaxy S20 line. The datasheet includes Snapdragon 865 processor, RAM up to 12 GB, storage up to 512 GB and 5G support. The Mi 10 arrives in China for a starting price of 3,999 yuan, while the Pro starts at 4,999 yuan.
Xiaomi Mi 10: 108 MP camera in the standard version
The Chinese giant has been unstinting in improving the new range. Even the standard version has a 108 MP camera. The 6.67-inch AMOLED screen has rounded sides, a 90 Hz refresh rate, full HD+ resolution (2340 x 1080 pixels), an on-screen selfies camera and integrated display biometrics. Xiaomi has brought the stereo experience to the mobile phone in the sound system. The function promises full immersion in games and videos.
The front sensor registers images with up to 20 MP. The quad-camera allows recordings in 8K and is arranged as follows:
- Main 108 MP
- Ultra-wide of 13MP
- 2MP depth sensor
- 2 MP Macro
Xiaomi also debuts a new three-part cooling system. The graphite structure dissipates heat to prevent overheating of internal components. To complete the specifications, Mi 10 has a Snapdragon 865 processor, up to 12 GB of RAM, and a 4,780 mAh battery with 30W fast charging. The model is available in three versions:
- 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage – 3,999 yuan
- 8 GB of RAM + 256 GB of storage – 4,299 yuan
- 12 GB of RAM + 256 GB of storage – 4,699 yuan
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro: powerful zoom and powerful audio
The silkiest version of the product family highlights the advances in the camera. The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro adds the telephoto camera with a laser focus sensor that allows 10x hybrid zoom. The feature works similarly to the Space Zoom present in the Galaxy S20 Ultra. The technology consists of a combination of optical and digital zoom that is designed to preserve the pixelated richness of detail. However, the Chinese mobile phone lags behind, as it allows up to 50x zoom, while Samsung’s launch brings the image up to 100x closer. The South Korean smartphone technology can be checked below with the powerful zoom-in operation.
The specialized photography portal DxOMark has decreed that the cell phone has the best camera among today’s smartphones. The phone was also at the top of the site’s list when it comes to audio. The Mi 10 Pro system offers a larger stereo speaker than the standard version and should offer superior sound quality. The front sensor is the same as the 20 MP present in the Mi 10. The photo set is organized like this:
- Main 108 MP
- Secondary focused on 12 MP portraits
- 8MP Telephoto lens
- Ultra-wide 20 MP
The model repeats part of the standard version. Specifications include the Snapdragon 865 processor and up to 12 GB of RAM. The screen is also the same. The differences are evident in the battery: the component is smaller, 4,500 mAh, but has fast charging of 50W against 30W in the traditional version. Both can replenish power using wireless chargers. Both smartphones run the MIUI 11 system, based on Android 10, Google’s latest operating system for Android phones. The MIUI 10 Pro comes on the Chinese market in the following variations:
- 8 GB of RAM + 256 GB of storage – 4,999 yuans
- 12 GB of RAM + 256 GB of storage – 5,499 yuans
- 12 GB of RAM + 512 GB of storage – 5,999 yuans
There are no expected arrivals and prices of smartphones in the domestic market. The global launch of the phone was scheduled to take place on February 23 in Barcelona, one day before MWC. However, after the cancellation of the largest telecommunications fair due to the public health emergency, the date of the international announcement was postponed.
The company had confirmed its presence at the event but issued a note informing of the delay in the global launch of the mobile phone due to the cancellation of the congress. Xiaomi announced that the presentation will soon be made in Europe without informing an exact date. It is the Chinese company’s practice to announce devices first to the local audience and then to release an international version.