Flagships for 2020.
Xiaomi Mi 10 design
The smartphone is made of premium materials. Both the front and rear panel zakrzywiono at the edges, which will definitely improve the grip of the device. The camera module looks quite traditional and was placed in a vertical position. The front camera is hidden in a small hole in the screen.
It is also worth noting that the Mi 10 series does not offer a headphone connector, but there is a USB-C charging port. The equipment has really narrow frames surrounding the screen, but the manufacturer took care of stereo speakers.
An impeccable screen
The higher price of this year's Xiaomi flagships is reflected, among others, in screen quality. The manufacturer has applied 6.67-inch AMOLED display with FHD + 2340 x 1080 pixels resolution.
Importantly, the screen offers a refresh rate at the level 90 Hz, and the refresh of the touch panel is up to 180 Hz. There was also support for HDR 10+, and the maximum screen brightness is 1200 nits.
The Mi 10 series uses a very similar camera configuration as last year's Mi Note 10. The main camera Mi 10 Pro is a 108MP (equivalent to 25mm) sensor with an aperture of f / 1.69 and optical image stabilization (OIS) offering 25MP output resolution. The supplement is a 12 MP telephoto lens (50 mm equivalent) with an f / 2 aperture, an 8MP telephoto lens (94 mm equivalent) with an f / 2 and OIS aperture and an ultra-wide 20MP module (16 mm equivalent) with an f / 2.2 aperture.
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro achieved an excellent result in the DXOMARK Camera test of 124 p., which makes it a new leader in the smartphone image quality ranking. The equipment can record video in 8K quality.
Camera specification basic variant of Mi 10 looks a bit different. We have at our disposal a 108MP sensor (equivalent to 25 mm) with an aperture of f / 1.69, and a wide angle 13MP (f / 2.4), a sensor for macro photography 2MP and a lens for measuring depth of field.
Mi 10 supports fast 30 W charging (both wired and wireless) and 10 W reverse charge. The key element of this model is the battery with capacity 4780 mAh.
The manufacturer also confirmed that smartphones offer modern LPDDR5 + UFS 3.0, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1 and NFC memory modules.
Xiaomi Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro – prices
Xiaomi Mi 10 (8/128 GB) was rated at 3999 yuan (approx. 2250 usd), and for the basic option Mi 10 Pro (8/256 GB) we will pay 4999 yuan (about usd 2,800). The starting prices of smartphones are slightly higher than last year, so it should be expected that they will also be more expensive in Europe.
The Mi 10 series was expected to debut in Europe on February 23 at the MWC in Barcelona. The event has been canceled for security reasons (coronavirus threat), but the manufacturer has not yet informed whether, therefore, the event will be postponed.