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Xiaomi Mi 10 5G with SD 865 SoC, 108MP quad camera, and 30W wireless charging launched in India starting at 49,999 INR

The much-awaited Xiaomi’s flagship Mi 10 has finally been announced for the Indian market. The Mi 10 comes with a 3D curved 3E AMOLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC with 5G connectivity, 108MP quad-rear camera, and world’s first 30W wireless charging support.

The company also emphasized the three-layer cooling mechanism that combines vapor chamber liquid cooling, graphite stack, and graphene, claiming to decrease the CPU temperature by 10.5-degree centigrade to sustain the peak performance.

The top-end 8GB RAM+256GB variant of the smartphone is priced at INR54,999 versus INR49,999 for the 8GB RAM+128GB variant. For the colorways, the Mi 10 will be available in Coral Green and Twilight Gray paint jobs.

The smartphone is available for pre-order on Amazon India and Mi.com starting today though the exact date for the sale didn’t get a mention at the launch event which was streamed on-line due to the COVID-19 lockdown in the country.

On the front, the Mi 10 is covered by a 6.67-inch 3D curved E3 AMOLED display which boasts of 90Hz refresh rate, 180Hz sampling rate as well as 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The screen here is called DotDisplay as it comes with a hole-punch cutout on it, wielding a selfie shooter of 20MP resolution inside.

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The rear of the device mounts a vertically aligned quad-rear camera setup led by a whopping 108MP primary sensor with OIS support. The rest of the camera array includes a 13MP 123-degree wide-angle sensor, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 2MP macro sensor. Another salient point about the camera is that it can shoot up to 8K videos.

Pumping power from under the hood is the latest 7nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC mated to 650 GPU, 8GB LPDDR5 RAM, and 128GB/256GB UFS 3.0 default storage without the expansion support, however. The smartphone runs MIUI 11 based on Android 10.

A large 4,780mAh battery is stuffed inside and is supported by 30W of wired as well as wireless charging tech. Also, 10W reverse wire-less charging support is thrown into the mix.

In terms of other important aspects, the Mi 10 features stereo speakers and an in-display fingerprint scanner. The connectivity options include 5G, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS/A-GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C port. The 3.5mm audio jack fails to find a place. The company didn’t mention the IP rating either.

The Mi 10 will take on the OnePlus 8 Pro which falls in the same ballpark and also scores over the former with 120Hz refresh rate and IP68 rating for the dust and water resistance. Again, Oxygen OS 10 in every respect is a better software option than the MIUI 11 running on the Mi 10.

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