The Xiaomi Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 and 144Hz displays

The Xiaomi Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 and 144Hz displays

Xiaomi’s Mi 10 series has been the company’s best attempt at top-tier smartphones, with the Mi 10 Ultra being one of the most overkill smartphones from the Chinese OEM. The series is wide and varied though, with devices like the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro in the flagship territory and devices like the Mi 10 Lite and the Mi 10 Lite Zoom lower down the line. Today, Xiaomi is announcing the next upgrade to the lineup in the form of a T-series release. Meet the new Xiaomi Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro, Xiaomi’s latest flagship smartphones that have launched alongside the Mi 10T Lite, the Mi Watch, and the Mi 65W GaN Fast Charger.

Xiaomi Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro: Specifications

SpecificationXiaomi Mi 10T (apollo)Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro (apollopro)
Dimensions & Weight
  • 165.1 x 76.4 x 9.33 mm
  • 216g
  • 165.1 x 76.4 x 9.33 mm
  • 218g
Display
  • 6.67″ FHD+ LCD
  • 20:9 aspect ratio
  • 144Hz refresh rate
    • AdaptiveSync: 30/48/50/60/90/120/144Hz
    • MEMC
  • HDR10
  • DCI-P3
  • Punch-hole display
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on front and back
  • 6.67″ FHD+ LCD
  • 20:9 aspect ratio
  • 144Hz refresh rate
    • AdaptiveSync: 30/48/50/60/90/120/144Hz
    • MEMC
  • HDR10
  • DCI-P3
  • Punch-hole display
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on front and back
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 GPU

Qualcomm 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 GPU

RAM & Storage
  • 6GB LPDDR5 + 128GB UFS 3.1
  • 8GB + 128GB
  • 8GB LPDDR5 + 128GB UFS 3.1
  • 8GB + 256GB
Battery & Charging
  • 5000mAh
  • 33W fast charging support
  • 33W fast charger in the box
  • 5000mAh
  • 33W fast charging support
  • 33W fast charger in the box
Security
  • Side-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • AI Face Unlock
  • Side-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • AI Face Unlock
Rear Camera(s)
  • Primary: 64MP, f/1.89, 1/1.7″ sensor
  • Secondary: 13MP, ultra-wide angle, f/2.4, 1.12µm pixel size, 123° FoV
  • Tertiary: 5MP, macro, f/2.4, 1.12µm pixel size

Video:

  • 8K @ 30fps
  • Dual Video modes: Vertical, Horizontal, PiP
  • Primary: 108MP, f/1.69, 1/1.33″ sensor, OIS
  • Secondary: 13MP, ultra-wide angle, f/2.4, 1.12µm pixel size, 123° FoV
  • Tertiary: 5MP, macro, f/2.4, 1.12µm pixel size

Video:

  • 8K @ 30fps
  • Dual Video modes: Vertical, Horizontal, PiP
Front Camera(s)20MP, f/2.2, 1/3.4″ sensor, 0.8µm pixel size20MP, f/2.2, 1/3.4″ sensor, 0.8µm pixel size
Port(s)USB Type-CUSB Type-C
Audio & Vibration
  • Dual Speakers
  • Hi-Res Audio certification
  • X-axis linear vibration motor
  • Dual Speakers
  • Hi-Res Audio certification
  • X-axis linear vibration motor
Connectivity
  • Bands:
    • 5G: n1/n3/n7/n8/n20/n28/n38/n41/n77/n78
    • LTE FDD: B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/20/28/32
    • LTE TDD: B38/40/41
    • WCDMA: B1/2/4/5/8
    • GSM: B2/3/5/8
  • 4×4 MIMO
  • Wi-Fi 6
  • NFC
  • Bands:
    • 5G: n1/n3/n7/n8/n20/n28/n38/n41/n77/n78
    • LTE FDD: B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/20/28/32
    • LTE TDD: B38/40/41
    • WCDMA: B1/2/4/5/8
    • GSM: B2/3/5/8
  • 4×4 MIMO
  • Wi-Fi 6
  • NFC
SoftwareMIUI 12 based on Android 10MIUI 12 based on Android 10
Other Features
  • IR Blaster
  • Splash-proof protection
  • IR Blaster
  • Splash-proof protection

The Xiaomi Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro are very similar devices, sharing pretty much every specification other than the primary rear camera and the slight difference in weight because of this change. This means you get the same glass-metal sandwich build, the same 144Hz LCD display, the same chipset, the same battery and charging, and more.

Xiaomi Mi 10T

The highlight of the Mi 10T series is its 144Hz refresh rate LCD. Xiaomi is priding itself on being able to deliver one of the best flat LCD available in any smartphone in 2020, with the industry-leading 144Hz refresh rate. Xiaomi is also coupling the tech with AdaptiveSync, allowing the phone to match the content with different refresh rates: movies at 48Hz, TV series at 50Hz, video streaming at 30Hz or 60Hz, and scrolling and gaming all the way up to 144Hz. The devices also feature MEMC, giving them the ability to insert more frames to make video playback smoother.

Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro

Another highlight on the Mi 10T series is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC. We’re all familiar with this SoC by now, and while Xiaomi did skip out from going with the newer Snapdragon 865 Plus, we can forgive them for this omission since the regular 865 is sufficient on its own. Complementing the flagship Qualcomm chipset are decent amounts of LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage. There’s no expansion available, so best decide what storage suits your future needs, beforehand. Both the phones come with a substantial 5000 mAh battery with 33W fast charging support. While admittedly you do lose out on the insanity of 120W fast charging and wireless charging (50W) from the Mi 10 Ultra, but for the overall package, we can’t complain.

The camera setup is another focus area for the Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro. The camera island is imposing and attention-grabbing, but it just has three sensors and the LED flash — two fewer than what the design would suggest. The primary camera on the Mi 10T Pro is a 108MP, 1/1.33″ large sensor with OIS. Xiaomi has not specified which sensor is exactly being used, so that remains to be seen. The primary camera on the vanilla Mi 10T Pro is a 64MP sensor — again, exact sensor details have not been provided yet.

The rest of the setup is the same — a 13MP ultra-wide-angle camera, and a 5MP macro camera. It’s good to see Xiaomi avoiding the marketing and advertising temptation of packing in additional low-res sensors. The front camera is a 20MP shooter sitting within the hole punch in the display.

Pricing and Availability

The Xiaomi Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro will be available globally at the following prices:

  • Mi 10T (Cosmic Black, Lunar Silver):
    • 6GB + 128GB: €499
    • 8GB + 128GB: €549
  • Mi 10T Pro (Cosmic Black, Lunar Silver, Aurora Blue):
    • 8GB + 128GB: €599
    • 8GB + 256GB: €649

The phones can be purchased from the below-mentioned carriers and operators throughout Europe.

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Aamir Siddiqui
Aamir Siddiqui

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