Xiaomi has launched the Mi 10, it’s flagship 5G smartphone alongside the Mi Box and Mi True Wireless Earbuds 2 in India. The company hasn’t been successful in grabbing a piece of the premium smartphone segment yet, a slab that’s been hugely dominated by OnePlus and the like. So, after the Mi Mix 2 in 2017, Xiaomi is having another go at the premium flagship segment with the Mi 10 which is their most advanced phone till date, going up against the likes of Samsung Galaxy S20 series and OnePlus 8 series, to name a few.
The Mi 10 was earlier scheduled to launch on March 31 but due to the Coronavirus outbreak and the subsequent nation-wide lockdown, the launch was deferred to a later date. Now that the Indian government has eased the restrictions in Green and Orange zones, the company is coming out with the Mi 10 and other accessories along with the Mi Box. Let’s take a brief look at the specifications, prices and availability of the Xiaomi Mi 10(₹ 44999 at amazon) in India.
Xiaomi Mi 10 is being offered in two storage variants with 8GB RAM-- 128GB and 256GB. The base variant is priced at Rs 49,999 while the 256GB model will be up for grabs at Rs 54,999 and goes on pre-orders starting May 8 on Amazon India and Mi India Store.
HDFC bank cardholders are also eligible for Rs 3,000 cashback on purchase of Mi 10 and people who pre-order the phone will also get the Mi wireless charger for free.
Do note, however, that the government hasn’t allowed non-essential delivery by e-commerce companies in Red zones.
The Mi 10 comes in two colours-- Twilight Grey and Coral Green.
Xiaomi Mi 10 comes with a premium finish that is complemented by an aluminium chassis. The phone measures 9 millimetres at it’s thickest point and weighs 208 grams. It features a 6.67-inch Full HD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) resolution display that uses a Super AMOLED panel topped with Gorilla Glass 5. The screen supports 90Hz high refresh rate that ensures a smooth experience and is certified for HDR10+ playback. It has a punch-hole cutout in the top-left corner for the selfie camera that gives the display a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The display is also home to an optical fingerprint reader.
The Mi 10 is powered by top-of-the-line Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset with 5G support and an octa-core CPU that is paired with Adreno 650 GPU, 8GB RAM and upto 256GB UFS 3.0 storage options to choose from. It runs on the latest version of MIUI 11 which is based on Android 10.
Mi 10 has a versatile quad-camera setup that consists of a primary 108MP camera with an f/1.7 aperture, a 13MP ultra-wide camera with 123-degree field-of-view, a 2MP macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor. The rear camera setup is capable of recording videos in 8K UHD at 30fps and 4K UHD at up to 60fps with OIS, EIS and shoot steady modes. There’s a 20MP front-facing camera housed within the punch-hole notch cutout with features like AI Beautify, studio lighting and more.
Xiaomi’s flagship phone supports 5G networks, though India currently has none. It also comes with Wi-Fi 6 modem with a maximum throughput rate of 9.6Gb per second and MultiLink support that joins Wi-Fi and 4G/5G networks to ensure fast and stable internet connectivity. It is fitted with dual linear speakers and the phone also supports Hi-Res audio playback.
The Mi 10 is fitted with a 4,780mAh battery that supports 30W fast charging, both wired and wireless. It also supports 5W reverse wireless charging out-of-the-box. Xiaomi has also announced a wireless charger as an accessory for the Mi 10 which is sold separately for Rs 2,500.
|Release Date:||22 Apr 2020|
|Variant:||128 GB/8 GB RAM|