Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra and Redmi K30 Ultra are flagships commemorating Xiaomi’s 10th anniversary

Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra and Redmi K30 Ultra are flagships commemorating Xiaomi’s 10th anniversary

Xiaomi is turning 10 years old this year, and it’s incredible to see the company reach new heights in global success. The journey that began with the humble Mi 1 has encompassed a plethora of innovative devices spanning across budgets and use-cases, and even crossing over the smartphone domain and into smarter home products. Xiaomi is celebrating its tenth anniversary with some style, by launching two new smartphones. Meet the new Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra and the Redmi K30 Ultra.


Mi 10 Ultra

Specifications

SpecificationXiaomi Mi 10 Ultra
Dimensions & Weight
  • 162.38 × 75.04 × 9.45 mm
  • 221.8g
Display
  • 6.67″ OLED
  • 2340 x 1080
  • HDR10+
  • 120Hz refresh rate
  • 240Hz touch response
  • 10-bit display
  • MEMC
  • Peak Brightness: 1120 nits
  • Hole-punch for camera
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 865:

  • 1x Kryo 585 (ARM Cortex-A77-based) Prime core @ 2.84GHz
  • 3x Kryo 585 (ARM Cortex-A77-based) Performance core @ 2.4GHz
  • 4x Kryo 385 (ARM Cortex A55-based) Efficiency cores @ 1.8GHz

Adreno 650

RAM & Storage
  • 8GB LPDDR5 + 128GB UFS 3.1
  • 8GB + 256GB
  • 12GB + 256GB
  • 16GB + 512GB
Battery & Charging
  • 4,500 mAh battery
  • 120W wired fast charging
  • 120W fast charger in the box
  • 50W wireless fast charging
Fingerprint sensorIn-display fingerprint sensor
Rear Camera
  • Primary: 48MP, custom 1/1.32″ sensor (OV48C), 2.4µm pixels after pixel-binning, OIS, EIS, Laser Autofocus
  • Secondary: 20MP, ultra-wide-angle, 128° FoV
  • Tertiary: 48MP, periscope, 5x optical zoom, 120x digital zoom
  • Quarternary: 12MP, depth sensor, 2x optical zoom
Front Camera20MP
Other Features
  • 5G: SA/ NSA
  • Wi-Fi 6
  • USB Type-C
  • NFC
  • Bluetooth v5.0
  • Stereo speakers, Hi-Res Audio certified
Android VersionAndroid 10 with MIUI 12

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra is a special upgrade over Xiaomi’s existing flagships, the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro. It takes the familiar flagships, which already boasted of some top-of-the-line specifications, and takes it all the way into overkill territory by packing in features such as a 120Hz display, 120W wired fast charging, 120x digital zoom, and copious amounts of RAM and storage.

Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra

The phone also comes with a 120W fast charger in the box, making it the fastest charging smartphone available in the market. The phone can go from 0% to 41% in 5 minutes, and a full charge of the 4,500 mAh battery takes only 23 minutes. The Mi 10 Ultra also comes with 50W wireless fast charging support, which is quicker than most wired solutions in the market, charging the battery completely in 40 minutes. You also get 10W reverse wireless charging.

The camera setup on the Mi 10 Ultra is also slightly different. The main sensor is a 48MP custom 1/1.32″ sensor (OmniVisions’s OV48C) which can output 2.4µm pixels after pixel-binning, along with OIS, EIS, and laser autofocus. The wide-angle camera is a 20MP shooter with a 128° FoV, that can also be used for 2.5cm far macro shots. The periscope camera is a 48MP shooter with OIS and EIS and the ability to zoom digitally up to 120x. Last but not the least, the 12MP portrait camera can also be used for a 2x optical zoom. For videos, you can shoot in 8K on the main sensor as well as on the periscope camera.

Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra

Mi 10 Ultra: Pricing and Availability

The Mi 10 Ultra comes in three color variants: Obsidian Black, Mercury Silver, and Transparent Edition. If previous transparent editions are any clue, the Mi 10 Ultra’s transparent edition wouldn’t actually come with a transparent back — the back graphic underneath the glass would merely depict a prettier, cleaned-up version of the phone internals.

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra will be available in China for:

  • 8GB + 128GB: CNY 5299 (~$762)
  • 8GB + 256GB: CNY 5599 (~$806)
  • 12GB + 256GB: CNY 5999 (~$863)
  • 16GB + 512GB: CNY 6999 (~$1,008)

The Mi 10 Ultra will be available for purchase in Mainland China from August 16.


Redmi K30 Ultra

Xiaomi Redmi K30 Ultra

Specifications

SpecificationRedmi K30 Ultra
Dimensions & Weight
  • 163.3 x 75.4 x 9.1 mm
  • 213g
Display
  • 6.77″ FHD+ AMOLED
  • 1080 x 2400
  • 120Hz refresh rate
  • 240Hz touch response rate
  • HDR 10+
  • Peak Brightness: 1200 nits
  • Pop-up camera
SoCMediaTek Dimensity 1000+ SoC:

  • 4x ARM Cortex-A77 @ 2.6GHz
  • 4x ARM Cortex-A55 @2.0GHz
  • 7nm

Mali-G77 GPU

RAM & Storage
  • 6GB + 128GB
  • 8GB + 128GB
  • 8GB + 256GB
  • 8GB + 512GB
Battery & Charging
  • 4,500 mAh battery
  • 33W fast charging
  • Supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+, USB Power Delivery
  • 33W fast charger in the box
Fingerprint sensorIn-display fingerprint sensor
Rear Camera
  • Primary: 64MP Sony, 1/1.7″ sensor
  • Secondary: 13MP, ultra-wide-angle, 119° FoV
  • Tertiary: 5MP, macro
  • Quarternary: 2MP, depth sensor
Front Camera20MP
Other Features
  • Pop-up front camera
  • 5G: SA/ NSA
  • Wi-Fi 6
  • USB Type-C
  • NFC
  • Bluetooth v5.1
  • IR Blaster
  • Stereo speakers, Hi-Res Audio certified
Android VersionAndroid 10 with MIUI 12

The Xiaomi Redmi K30 Ultra was already leaked previously, so we had a fair idea of what to expect. The design remains similar to other devices in the K30 5G lineup. This device features the MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus SoC, which is similar in overall specifications as the Dimensity 1000 SoC. Other notable highlights of the device include a 4500 mAh battery that is 33W fast charge ready and also compatible with Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ and USB Power Delivery.

Xiaomi Redmi K30 Ultra

Redmi K30 Ultra: Pricing and Availability

The Redmi K30 Ultra will be available in three color variants in China: Moonlight White, Midnight Black, Mint Green. The phone will be available at the following prices:

  • 6GB + 128GB: CNY 1999 (~$288)
  • 8GB + 128GB: CNY 2199 (~$317)
  • 8GB + 256GB: CNY 2499 (~$360)
  • 8GB + 512GB: CNY 2699 (~$389) // Special sale price: CNY 2499

The Redmi K30 Ultra will be available for purchase on August 14 through all official Xiaomi channels in Mainland China.


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Aamir Siddiqui
Aamir Siddiqui

I am a tech journalist with XDA since 2015, while being a qualified business-litigation lawyer with experience in the field. A low-end smartphone purchase in 2011 brought me to the forums, and it's been a journey filled with custom ROMs ever since. When not fully dipped in smartphone news, I love traveling to places just to capture pictures of the sun setting. You can reach out to me at [email protected]