Xiaomi Mi 10i revealed as possible Indian Mi Note 10 Lite
Xiaomi launched the Mi Note 10 Lite back in April as a stripped-down version of last year’s Mi Note 10. The Mi Note 10 Lite is a photography-centric device with its 64MP quad-camera setup and features a premium-looking glass design. Xiaomi may be thinking of bringing over the Mi Note 10 Lite to India, but only after rebranding it as the Mi 10i.
XDA Member and frequent Xiaomi tipster kacskrz had found evidence that Xiaomi was working on a new smartphone for India with the codename “tocoin”, back in June 2020. This codename was spotted alongside the marketing name of “Mi 10i” indicating that the device will be rebranded to this name in India. The codename “toco” belongs to the Mi Note 10 Lite, and “tocoin” belongs to the Mi 10i, indicating that this is the rebranding that we will see for India for the same device. Twitter user the_tech_guy brought this news back to the spotlight.
Xiaomi India meanwhile has not shared any indications of the device actually coming to the Indian market, so we might have to wait for a while for the device to actually land here.
The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite is a 4G-only device, which should not be any problem for India as the country is still some months and years away from reliable consumer-friendly 5G. Instead of 5G, the Mi Note 10 focuses on photography without breaking the bank, featuring a 64MP Sony IMX686 sensor in the primary camera on the back as compared to the 108MP sensor on the Mi Note 10. It is powered by a Snapdragon 730G chipset. The two variants of the smartphone include 6GB/64GB and 8GB/128GB. The phone’s glass sandwich design and an AMOLED display with curved edges make it a good choice for a phone that also looks premium. The Mi Note 10 Lite also has a beefy 5260 mAh battery and a charging rate of 30W. Most of these features should be retained when the device comes to India as the Mi 10i, though we could see some variations in the RAM and storage capacities.