The Xiaomi Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro has finally arrived with exceptional specs on paper, including quad-camera setup and Snapdragon 865 chipset to run on. Both phones have wireless charging support and come with a punch-hole notch at the top, making it the first Mi phones to have it.
The crown jewel, however, lies at the backside — the 108MP camera which can be seen in the Mi Note 10, launched a couple of months ago. Both phones also come with WiFi 6 and 5G support.
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
Out of the two, the Mi 10 Pro is Xiaomi’s best bet to offer top of the line specs. It has a 6.67-inch AMOLED panel that supports the 90Hz refresh rate with a 180Hz touch sampling rate.
Xiaomi claims that the phone’s display can peak up to 1200nit of brightness as well as can offer 4096 levels of brightness adjustment and DC dimming.
However, one of the major features of the Mi 10 Pro is its camera at the back. The back carries a quad-camera setup comprising of a 108MP sensor with an 8P lens; one more than the Mi Note 10 Pro, lined alongside other impressive sensors — a telephoto lens with 10x hybrid zoom, a 12MP lens with 2x zoom for portrait shots and a 20MP ultrawide sensor.
The 108MP sensor further has OIS and EIS with plethoras of AI features for still video recordings, including an ability to shoot 8K videos.
Besides being powered by the latest Snapdragon 865 chipset, the Mi 10 Pro also has three memory variants: 8GB RAM/256GB storage, 12GB RAM/256GB storage and finally 12GB/512GB storage. All three variants make use of LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.0 storage tech.
Inside, there’s a 4,500mAh battery with support for up to 50W of wired charging, 30W of wireless charging and 10W for reverse charging your other devices.
Prices of the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro starts at CNY4,999 (~$715) for the base variant of 8GB/256GB, while 12GB/256GB goes for CNY5,499 (~$787), and the maxed-out variant is priced at CNY5,999 (~$860). The pre-order of the phone starts on February 18.
Xiaomi Mi 10
The vanilla Mi 10 almost borrows similar specs from the ‘Pro’ model. It gains the same 6.67-inch AMOLED screen as well as the 108MP rear camera but misses out both the telephoto camera in favor of a 2MP depth shooter and 2MP macro lens. The ultrawide sensor is also downgraded to a 13MP unit.
Regardless, the Mi 10 still retains the LPDRR5 RAM as well as UFS 3.0 storage and has the ability to shoot 8K videos, alike the Pro counterpart.
It even outshines the Pro model with a bigger 4,780mAh battery but with only 30W wired charging, which is more than enough. Surprisingly enough it retains the 30W wireless charging as well as 10W reverse charging support.
The Xiaomi Mi 10 will go on sale starting tomorrow for a starting price of CNY3,999 (~$572) for the 8GB/128GB variant, CNY4,299 (~$615) for the 8GB/256GB model, and CNY4,699 (~$673) for the fully powered 8GB/512GB version.
The availability of the phone outside China is yet to be decided. However, we are pretty sure both phones won’t make it to Nepal, at least judging the past.