Xiaomi Mi 10 5G with a 108MP camera, Snapdragon 865, and ad-free MIUI launched in India
Xiaomi has traditionally been associated with smartphones that offer the best bang for the buck. While Xiaomi has a massive portfolio of products – from smartphones to dumb feature phones, laptops, smart TVs, IoT products, and even STEM toys. Each of these products is priced as economically possible and this has lent Xiaomi and brands under or backed by it (like Redmi and POCO) a persona of affordability. However, the company has also been producing flagship products, which lie between true flagships and flagship killers. To mark its 10th anniversary, Xiaomi introduced the Mi 10 and the Mi 10 Pro earlier this year in China, followed by its launch in the European markets. Today, Xiaomi is bringing the Mi 10 5G – but without the Pro – to India after several years of focus on the mid-range in the country.
Xiaomi is designed for a premium experience with its glass sandwich design, a 4D curved Super AMOLED display, 108MP quad cameras, Snapdragon 865 mobile platform, stereo speakers, and a lot more. For gaming and unhindered performance, Xiaomi has included a multi-layered vapor cooling chamber.
To complement the super-charged hardware, Xiaomi has also made subtle changes to the software experience owing to the flagship nature of the device. This includes a clean user experience without ads and any bloatware. Besides this, Google apps such as the Dailer, Messages, and Contacts app will replace Xiaomi’s own apps to ensure a top-tier Android experience on the phone.
In terms of cameras, the Xiaomi Mi 10 features a Samsung ISOCELL Bright HMX sensor with a resolution of 108MP. This is a 1/1.33″ sensor, much larger than the 48MP and 64MP sensors that have been trending recently. Along with the sensor, the phone features a 7P lens setup and 4-axis OIS. Additionally, there’s a 13MP ultra-wide camera, a 2MP portrait camera with auto-focus, and a 2MP depth sensor as part of the rear camera. The hole-punch in the display accommodates a 20MP camera. In terms of videos, the Mi 10 can capture 8K video at up to 30fps and 4K video at up to 60fps.
The Mi 10 gets a 4,780mAh battery and supports 30W fast charging both – wired and wirelessly. You’ll need Xiaomi’s proprietary chargers to attain those charging speeds, and the wireless charger must be bought separately. The phone is also Qi-certified and can charger at up to 10W using the compliant charger.
Xiaomi Mi 10 Specifications
|Specification||Xiaomi Mi 10 5G India|
|Dimension & Weight|
|System-on-Chip||Qualcomm Snapdragon 865:|
|RAM||8GB LPDDR5 in India|
|Battery & Charging|
|Software Version||MIUI 11 based on Android 10|
|Audio||Stereo speakers, Hi-Res Audio certified|
|Colors||Coral Green, Twilight Grey|
Price & Availability in India
The Xiaomi Mi 10 5G will be available in India in two configurations – 8GB/128GB and 8GB/256GB. The prices of the two variants are:
- 8GB/128GB – ₹49,999 (~$660)
- 8GB/256GB – ₹54,999 (~$730)
Xiaomi will also be launching the 30W wireless charger along with the phones in India and that will be priced at ₹1,999 (~$27). Those who pre-book the Mi 10 will get the wireless charger for free.