“The Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro are expected to be officially launched in China on February 13th.”
Xiaomi Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro will launch on February 13th in China, while their global debut will happen on February 23 at MWC 2020. Now, ahead of its official unveiling, some official looking Mi 10 posters have leaked online, giving us a clear glimpse of how the smartphone will look like. According to the posters, the Mi 10 series is expected to feature dual curved edge display with a super slim ‘chin’ along with a punch-hole camera on the top-left corner of the screen. The Mi 10 will come with a quad camera setup, while the Mi 10 Pro will sport a penta camera system.
The five camera layout on the Mi 10 Pro may not be apparent from the posters at a cursory glance, but a closer look reveals what appears to be a tiny, dual lens module placed between the second and third cameras. Both the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro have vertically stacked rear camera modules, and are expected to come with a 108-megapixel primary image sensor at the rear. The additional module at the rear of the Mi 10 Pro may be a 3D time of flight (ToF) sensor, which may lend augmented reality features as well as depth sensing capabilities to the smartphone’s rear camera. Other features such as 8K videography as well as up to 50x hybrid zoom are also rumoured to feature on the Mi 10 series, but it is not clear which of the Mi 10’s models will feature what capability.
According to other leaks, the RAM and storage configurations for the Mi 10 series range from 8GB of memory to 12GB, as well as native storage from 128GB to 256GB. The flagship Xiaomi phones are also slated to feature LPDDR5 RAM modules, and UFS 3.0 standard storage for fast file transfer speeds. The smartphone lineup is also expected to come with Wi-Fi 6, while in terms of charging speeds, the Mi 10 is said to come with 30W fast charging (with fast charger included in box) while the Mi 10 Pro is said to support up to 65W fast charging. All devices in the lineup are expected to run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC, with 5G support on both the standard and the Pro models.
Leaked images of the retail packaging of the Mi 10 have shown Hi-Res Audio branding, suggesting that the smartphones will feature some sort of audio upscaling or enhancements. With all these features, the Mi 10 range of smartphones are said to be priced between CNY 4,200 (~Rs 42,900) and CNY 4,900 (~Rs 50,000). While Xiaomi has announced that it is considering bringing back the Mi branded premium devices back to India, the pricing of the Mi 10 series, coupled with their 5G compatibility makes them dubious candidates for launching in India. Nevertheless, further details will be revealed later this week, once Xiaomi officially unveils its flagship smartphones for 2020.