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Xiaomi Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro launched in China with SD 865 SoC and 108MP quad rear camera

Xiaomi launched its much-awaited Mi 10 series- the Mi 10 and the Mi 10 Pro- today in China as successors to the Mi 9 series. Both the smartphones are packed with the latest top-end premium specs but priced in the affordable ballpark which is quite characteristic to Xiaomi.

The Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro for the highlights come integrated with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC, 5G capability, 108MP quad-rear camera, curved 90Hz display, and fast charging technology.

Both the smartphones are covered with a 6.67-inch FHD+ curved AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rates and 180Hz touch sampling rates. The Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro are also the first smartphones in the Mi lineup to come with a punch-hole cutout meant for the selfie camera.

Other common specs include the Snapdragon 865 SoC, up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM, UFS 3.0 storage, Wi-Fi 6, Android 10 with MIUI 11 on top, and 20MP selfie shooter.

The Mi 10 makes use of 128GB and 256GB internal storage while the Mi 10 Pro goes to include up to 512GB built-in storage. Also, the differences are reflected in the battery and fast charging technology used for both the devices.

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The Mi 10 is ticked by a 4,780mAh battery with 30W wired and wireless fast charging. The Mi 10 Pro, on the other hand, houses a smaller 4,500mAh battery but is armed with 50W wired fast charging as well as 30W wireless fast charging. Both the phones boast of the 10W reverse charging facility, however.

The major difference lies in the rear-mounted camera setup. Both the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro tack on a quad-rear camera setup led by a whopping 108MP primary sensor, However, the rest of the three rear sensors are different for both the devices.

The Mi 10 makes use of a 13MP ultra-wide-angle sensor, a 2MP macro sensor, and a 2MP depth sensor to round off the quad-rear camera module while the rest of the three rear cameras of the Mi 10 Pro include a 20MP ultra-wide sensor, a 12MP telephoto sensor, and a 12MP depth sensor, thus forming a redoubtable camera unit. No wonder, the Mi 10 Pro has managed 124 DxoMark scores leaving behind all the other smartphones in camera performance.

The Mi 10 starts at CNY3,999 (Approx. INR40,800) for the base 8GB RAM+ 128GB storage variant and goes up to CNY4,699 (Approx. INR47,500) for the top-end 12GB RAM+256GB storage variant. The Mi 10 Pro, on the other hand, will be available at the starting price of CNY 4,999 (Approx. INR50,500) for the 8GB RAM+256GB storage variant while the 12GB RAM+512GB storage variant is set for CNY599 (Approx. INR60,500).

The Mi 10 is going on sale starting February 14 in China while the Mi 10 Pro will hit the shelves on February 18. Both smartphones may also launch in the Indian market soon as the Xiaomi India Head Manu Kumar Jain has hinted in this regard in a tweet today.

However, the devices may cost slightly more in India than China since they will be wholly imported from China given that Xiaomi’s manufacturing facilities in India are currently not advanced enough to churn out such high-end smartphones.

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