Xiaomi will launch the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro in India
Xiaomi is among the companies that have, over the years, changed the definition of “flagship” by vending great devices at incredible prices. As Xiaomi progresses towards completing ten years in the industry, it aims to project a more premium persona with the future releases. Alongside the follow-up to the Mi 9 series, Xiaomi has launched a Pro model today in China. The new devices are equipped with features like Snapdragon 865, 108MP camera, up to 50W charging, and more. We’re thrilled to learn that the Xiaomi Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro will be coming to markets other than China – including India, Indonesia, Russia, and EEA (European Economic Area) at the very least.
As per a tip by XDA Recognized Developer yshalsager, Xiaomi is developing MIUI 11 builds for the Mi 10 (codename: “umi“) and the Mi 10 Pro (codename: “cmi“). These MIUI 11 builds are being developed for the following region:
- EEA (European Economic Area)
- RU (Russia)
- ID (Indonesia)
- IN (India)
Over the last few years, Xiaomi has shied away from bringing its flagships under the Mi series to India. This was primarily to focus more on the Redmi brand since it resonates more with the expectations of price-conscious consumers in the country. However, Xiaomi has been leading the smartphone market in India for 10 consecutive quarters and is now poised to enter the category of flagships and not be limited flagship killers like the Redmi K20 Pro (review).
The evidence spotted by the senior developer also corroborates the previous statement from Xiaomi in which it spoke about bringing more premium devices to India under the Mi brand. Last month, the company also held closed-door meet-ups to give Indian journalists a close look at the Mi MIX Alpha.
Xiaomi’s claims about bringing Mi-branded flagships to India could mean previous devices like the Mi Note 10/Note 10 Pro as well as the just-announced Mi 10 and the Pro. Not just that, Xiaomi India’s official twitter handle has been brandishing “#108MP IS COMING!” in its username, which does also substantiates the evidence spotted by us – especially since no specific mention of the Indian variant of Mi Note 10 has been spotted in MIUI code so far.
I T’S C O M I N G #108MP
— Manu Kumar Jain (@manukumarjain) November 25, 2019
Xiaomi India’s MD also teased that the company might bring the new flagships to India. In the region, the new premium devices from Xiaomi will compete against flagships from OnePlus whereas we expect to see a much affordable Redmi-branded flagship killer to compete with Realme’s offerings.
Mi fans, we’re working hard to give you all first access to cutting edge smartphone technology in India.
— Manu Kumar Jain (@manukumarjain) February 13, 2020
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