“Manufacturing Mi 10 would require state of the art facilities, which are not available in India. This means, 100 percent of the units should be imported which in turn will affect the cost”
Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro flagships were launched earlier today in China. These handsets come with the latest Snapdragon 865 SoC, a whopping 108MP primary camera, dual-mode 5G connectivity and a curved edge-to-edge design. Right after the announcement, Xiaomi India, CEO, Manu Kumar Jain confirmed the Mi 10-series flagships will be launched in India but didn’t mention a timeline. However, in a follow-up Tweet, Manu Kumar Jain clarified that manufacturing Mi 10 would require state of the art facilities, which are not available in India. This means, 100 percent of the units should be imported which in turn will affect the cost. For this reason, the Indian pricing model will be different from China.
However, making such a device requires state of the art facilities, which are not available in India.
We will have to import 100% of units if we launch the #Mi10 in India. Hence, it will have a different pricing model than usual.
Separately, GSMA had officially cancelled the MWC 2020 event over Coronavirus outbreak in China. In this regards, Xiaomi has now announced that it will be postponing the Mi 10 global launch to a later date. The event was initially scheduled for February 23rd. The brand mentioned that it’ll announce the new launch date soon. This means the India announcement will likely happen only after the global unveiling.
Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro specifications
The Xiaomi Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro flaunt a 6.67-inch full HD+ curved AMOLED display with 1,080 × 2,340 pixels resolution, 90Hz refresh rate, and 180Hz touch sampling rate. They are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC paired with Adreno 650 GPU, up to 12GB of RAM, and 512GB storage. Both the phones boot Android 10 with MIUI 11 custom skin overlaid on top. There is a punch-hole cutout to accommodate the selfie snapper and an in-display fingerprint sensor. The regular Mi 10 houses a 4,780mAh battery with 30W wired fast charging support, while the Mi 10 Pro gets a smaller 4,500mAh battery with a faster 50W fast charging.
The Mi 10 packs quad-rear camera consisting of a 108MP ISOCELL Bright HMX primary sensor, dual 2MP sensors with f/2.4 aperture, a 13MP f/2.4 wide-angle lens, and LED flash. While the Mi 10 Pro has the same 108MP main camera, a 12MP short telephoto lens, an 8MP long telephoto lens and a 20MP ultra-wide-angle lens. On the front, there is a 20MP snapper for selfies and video chats. Connectivity options include 5G SA/NSA, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS/ Galileo, and USB Type-C port.