The Mi edition of Xiaomi smartphones is not as popular as its Redmi lineup in Nepal, but it is what defined Xiaomi as a company. Today Xiaomi has unveiled the new Mi 10 Youth 5G — its first phone to come with a periscope lens. The device has up to 50x zoom, a Snapdragon 765G chipset, an ample amount of battery, and affordable price to back it up — starting at $300.
Without any further ado, let’s take a look at its camera. While the Mi 10 Youth 5G shares a lot of things in common with the Mi 10 Lite 5G, it comes with the all-new 8MP telephoto camera with a periscope lens capable of up to 5x optical zoom and 50x hybrid zoom. It has OIS as well, although the detail on the aperture is yet to be known.
Accompanying it is the other three sensors: a primary 48MP camera with f/1.8 lens and a 1/2″ sensor, an 8MP ultrawide shooter with 120-degree FoV and f/2.2 aperture, and a 2MP macro shooter with 2-10cm focus distance. The phone is also capable of shooting 4K videos at 30fps, whilst the software will do its work to offer slow-mo videos in 720p at 960 fps.
The waterdrop notch, at the front, hides a 16MP selfie camera. About that notch, it’s made around a 6.57-inch AMOLED screen with a fingerprint scanner beneath. The panel has Full HD+ resolution and a 180Hz touch sampling rate, much like the Mi 10 Lite 5G.
Keeping the lights on is a 4,160mAh battery with 22.5W fast charging support. However, Xiaomi hasn’t said if it will ship with a matching fast-charger. Out of the box, the phone will come with MIUI 11 based on Android 10, even though the company unveiled this phone alongside the new MIUI 12.
The pricing of the Mi 10 Youth starts from CNY 2,099 (~$300) for the 6/64GB variant, going all the way up to CNY 2,7799 (~$400) for the 8/256GB version. The device will be available in five color option including Black, White, Blue, Green, and Orange/Peach.
Pre-order of the phone has already started on Xiaomi’s official website with the first flash sale starting on May 4.