Xiaomi Mi 10 Youth Edition 5G with Snapdragon 765G, periscope camera launched in China

Xiaomi Mi 10 Youth Edition 5G with Snapdragon 765G, periscope camera launched in China

Xiaomi has a diverse product portfolio, even more so in China, it’s home country. This diverse portfolio lets the country serve the needs of a wider variety of users with differing priorities much more effectively. The company already has its flagships Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro available in China for some months now, but both of those products are flagships with the Snapdragon 865 and cost a pretty penny. Now, the company is expanding the Mi 10 product portfolio by launching the Mi 10 Youth Edition 5G in China.

Xiaomi Mi 10 Youth Edition 5G: Specifications

SpecificationXiaomi Mi 10 Youth Edition 5G
Dimensions and Weight
  • 164.02 x 74.77 x 7.88 mm
  • 192g
Display
  • 6.57″ FHD+ AMOLED
  • HDR10+
  • 180Hz touch response rate
  • JNCD < 0.7
  • 800 nits peak brightness
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • DC Dimming
  • Waterdrop notch
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 765G:

  • 1x Kryo 475 (ARM Cortex-A76-based) Prime core
  • 1x Kryo 475 (ARM Cortex-A76-based) Performance core
  • 6x (ARM Cortex-A55-based) Efficiency cores

Adreno 620

RAM and Storage
  • 6GB LPDDR4X + 64GB UFS 2.1
  • 6GB + 128GB
  • 8GB + 128GB
  • 8GB + 256GB
Battery & Charging
  • 4,160 mAh battery
  • Supports Qualcomm QuickCharge 4+, USB PD 3.0
  • Includes 22.5W fast charger in box
Rear CameraPhoto:

  • Primary: 48MP, 0.8μm pixels, f/1.79
  • Secondary: Wide-Angle Camera, 8MP, f/2.2, 120° FoV
  • Tertiary: Periscope Zoom, 8MP, 5x optical zoom, up to 50x digital zoom, split OIS
  • Quaternary: Macro, 2cm

Video:

  • 4K @ 30fps
  • 1080p @ 60fps
  • 1080p @ 120fps
  • 720p @ 960fps
Front Camera16MP
Other Features
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Multi-function NFC
  • Dual-frequency GPS
  • IR Blaster
  • In-Display Fingerprint scanner
  • SA/NSA 5G
Android VersionMIUI 11 based on Android 10

The Mi 10 Youth Edition 5G was expected to be a rebranded Mi 10 Lite 5G that was revealed for Europe earlier. But there are a few differences on this phone that make it a different device and not just a simple 1:1 rebrand. The camera setup on the back of the device gets a highlight feature in the form of the periscope zoom camera. There may be other differences as well, but Xiaomi had only partially revealed the Mi 10 Lite 5G in Europe, so it is difficult to come to a final conclusion on this just yet.

Xiaomi is focusing a fair bit on the camera on this device. In addition to the quad-camera setup for still photography, there are a few AI-based camera tricks too. There is the Sky Replacement tool which is now familiar to all by now. Users also get an AI Kaleidoscope video feature and an AI Doppelganger video feature, giving them plenty of cool tricks for their phones. Further, users can also shoot a video with inset previews for both the front and back camera, recording much wider context and reactions.

Pricing and Availability

The Mi 10 Youth Edition 5G is available in China for pre-registrations, and the device will go on sale on April 30, 2020 at the following prices:

  • 6GB + 64GB: CNY 2,099 ($297)
  • 6GB + 128GB: CNY 2,299 ($325)
  • 8GB + 128GB: CNY 2,499 ($353)
  • 8GB + 256GB: CNY 2,799 ($395)

What are your thoughts on the Xiaomi Mi 10 Youth Edition 5G? Would you like to see this device made available outside of China? Let us know in the comments below!

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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]