Xiaomi has really moved forward since its inception, and the newly launched Mi 10 Ultra shows where exactly they are now in terms of innovation and design.
Obviously, the naming scheme is pretty similar to a flagship from a Korean brand (you guessed it), but the ‘Ultra’ moniker justifies its specs, most notably in the camera front. The phone brings improvements over the Mi 10 Pro, with a 120Hz refresh rate panel, 50W wireless charging, and a mind-boggling 120W wired fast charing — the best in the market. Xiaomi has gone full guns blazing in is camera department — this one has a large 48MP sensor with periscope module and 120x digital zoom that is paired with an even larger 48MP primary camera, telephoto unit and 13mm ultrawide camera — this one is also the best in the business.
Xiaomi’s recent launches have had a pristine display, and this one is no exception. It offers a curved 6.67-inch FHD+ OLED panel with 10-bit color output. And of course, there’s the 120Hz refresh rate with a 240Hz touch sampling rate for flawless animation. The panel is HDR10+ certified and has a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, outputting a peak brightness of 800 nits.
The top left corner at the front has a 20MP selfie shooter inside a punch hole. Xiaomi says its an in-display selfie camera, but it’s not exactly the ‘in-display selfie camera’ we thought of. However, there is an in-display fingerprint scanner that has been improved, plus stereo speakers for audiophiles.
Taking a look at the back once again, we can see a large camera bump that creates an array of impressive camera hardware. The main shooter has a 1/1.32″ 48MP sensor with f/1.85 lens and OIS. Complementing it is a 1/2.0″ 48MP f/4.1 periscope lens which offers 5x optical zoom and 120x hybrid zoom. Also, the primary and telephoto lens are able to shoot 8K videos.
Underneath, the Mi 10 Ultra still has the Snapdragon 865 with 8GB/12GB/16GB of RAM and 128/256/512GB of UFS 3.1 storage.
The Mi 10 Ultra also brings the LiquidCool 2.0 vapor chamber with six stacked graphite layers combined for optimal heat dissipation. This should also be helpful when the phone makes use of its ultra-fast charging speed.
The 120W Mi Turbo Charge is the fastest charging solution available in the market, period. This can fill the 4,500mAh battery in just 20 minutes, as per Xiaomi. The battery, on the other hand, is a graphene-based lithium-ion battery, which is first of its kind on a Xiaomi device. The perk of it is that the Mi 10 Ultra will still retain 90% capacity even after 800 charging cycles, ensuring the longevity of the battery.
The wireless charging is no slouch either as it can output 50W of charging speed. That’s also the fastest wireless charging in the market which can fully charge the battery in just 40 minutes. Though, you need a compatible wireless charging dock for this. The phone also has 10W reverse wireless charging. Out of the box, you’ll be greeted with MIUI 12 on top of Android 10.
For color options, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra will come in Obsidian Black and Mercury Silver — both will have ceramic backs. The real eye-catcher here, though, is the limited Transparent Edition.
As for the pricing, the Mi 10 Ultra is priced at CNY 5,299 for the 8GB/128GB base variant. The 8GB/256GB version will cost CNY 5,599 and the 12GB/256GB goes for CNY 5,999. For the maxed-out 16GB/512GB model, it costs CNY 6,999. The phone will go on sale in China from August 16.
International availability and pricing of the phone, including Nepal, are yet to be announced. However, expect a launch event pretty soon from Xiaomi.
Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra Price in Nepal (Expected)
|Model/Variant||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra (8GB/128GB)||NPR 91,999|
|Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra (8GB/256GB)||NPR 96,999|
|Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra (12GB/256GB)||NPR 103,999|
|Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra (16GB/512GB)||NPR 121,999|