Xiaomi launched the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro at an event in China. The two phones are Xiaomi flagships that are not only made to better sales but also to showcase Xiaomi’s progess in the premium segment. The Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro are loaded with high-end specifications and features. The devices will go on sale in China from 14 February. However, when it comes to availabillity in India, we are left analysing and speculating tweets.
The Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro may hit Indian shores and that too soon enough. The company’s India head, Manu Kumar Jain was quick to comment on the new launch from Xiaomi and also left fans speculating about the launch in India.
Jain claimed that the company is doing its best to bring the new smartphones to India. However, he later responded on his own tweet saying, the devices need state of the art manufacturing facilities to build the phone in India, which is why the company will be importing the devices instead of building them in the country. He also made it clear that if Xiaomi brings the smartphones to India, the pricing model will be not as usual. What he could imply by this is that buyers may have to shell out a premium price for the devices sold in India.
The Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro come with the latest Snapdragon 865 SoC and also support 5G connectivity. The Mi 10 houses a 4780mAh battery with 30W fast charging. The Mi 10 Pro has a smaller battery with 4500mAh capacity but gets an exceptional 50W fast charging. Both phones allow wireless charging speed of 30W and are also capable of reverse charging other smartphones at 10W.
The Mi 10 gets a 108MP primary sensor with two 2MP sensors and a 13MP wide angle module. The Mi 10 Pro also gets the 108MP lens but in addition it gets a 12MP short telephoto lens, an 8MP long telephoto lens and a 20MP wide-angle lens. The cameras will be capable of shooting 8K videos. The front camera that is housed in a punch-hole is a 20MP unit.
The curved AMOLED display comes with a 90Hz refresh rate and a touch sampling rate of 180Hz. The screen has a contrast ratio of 5000000:1 that is also capable of cranking up the brightness up to 1120 nits.
Since the price cannot be expected to be similar or lower than the Chinese market, Indian buyers should expect a steeper cost on both phones. In China, the Mi 10 starts at a price of 3,999 yuan (approx ₹41,000) for the 8GB RAM 128GB internal storage version, 4,299 yuan (approximately ₹44,000) for the 8GB, 256GB storage variant and 4,699 yuan (approximately ₹48,000) for 12GB RAM and 256GB internal storage.
The Mi 10 Pro starts at a price 4,999 yuan (approximately ₹51,100) for the 8GB RAM, 256GB storage variant, 5,499 yuan (approximately ₹56,300) for the 12GB RAM and 256GB internal storage variant. The top of the line variant with 12GB RAM and 512GB of internal storage has been launched in China at a price of 5,999 yuan (approximately ₹61,400).