Xiaomi launches its flagship Mi 10 series globally

The Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro both house a powerful 108MP camera

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Xiaomi Mi 10

Chinese phone manufacturer, Xiaomi, initially planned to release its new flagship phones at this year’s MWC. But due to the coronavirus pandemic, a number of large events, including MWC, was canceled leaving Xiaomi to reschedule their global launch. Now the company has revealed its new flagship phones, the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro, through an online global launch event.

The new Mi 10 and Mi 10 undoubtedly have nothing less than flagship specs. Both are powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 paired with an octa-core Kyro 585 processor. Both are capable of 5G connectivity through the built-in X55 modem. The more premium Mi 10 Pro additionally carries an Adreno 650 GPU for added performance enhancement.

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Xiaomi Mi 10 Series

Both phones are equipped with 8GB of RAM with the Mi 10 having the option to choose between 128GB or 256GB of storage. The Mi 10 Pro only comes in one variant with a storage capacity of 256GB. Additionally, both models will have a LiquidCool 2.0 vapor chamber to help keep the phone’s internal temperature down.

Apart from their internals, both phone models also carry similar physical attributes. The Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro both pack in a 6.67-inch, 90Hz, AMOLED DotDisplay with TrueColor for accurate color representation. Both displays are designed with curved, 3D glass to proved a comfortable and natural grip coupled with added protection from Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on both the front and back. Additional features include an in-screen fingerprint sensor, Face unlock, and dual stereo speakers.

The Mi 10 is available in either Twilight Grey or Coral Green while the Mi 10 Pro will come in either Alpine White or Solstice Grey.

The difference between the Mi 10 and the Mi 10 Pro lies in two aspects: camera and battery. Both phones offer a powerful quad-camera setup with just a few differences. The Mi 10 is equipped with a 108MP ultra-clear primary camera with optical image stabilization. It also has a 13MP ultra-wide-angle camera, 2MP macro camera and, lastly, a 2MP depth camera for smoother bokeh.

The Mi 10 Pro carries the same 108MP ultra-clear primary camera as the Mi 10. It does, however, omit the macro camera in place of another telephoto. In addition to the 108MP main camera are the 20MP ultra-wide-angle, 12MP telephoto camera with 2X optical zoom, an additional 8MP telephoto camera with 10x hybrid zoom and up to 50x digital zoom.

True to being flagship models, both models are able to capture up to 8K UHD video at 30fps. The more premium Mi 10 Pro can also capture an astounding 960fps slow-motion video at a 720p resolution.

For the front cameras, both the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro have 20MP in-display selfie cameras. The Mi 10 Pro, unsurprisingly, carries more features which include AI portrait selfies, AI scene detection, and 120fps slow-motion video.

When comparing battery life and performance, the Mi 10 carries a larger capacity battery at 4780mAh. The Mi 10 Pro is slightly smaller at 4500mAh. Despite that, the Mi 10 Pro has a faster wired charging speed of 50w compared to the Mi 10’s 30W. Both models support 30W wireless fast charging and are capable of reverse wireless charging.

At the time of writing, Xiaomi has yet to reveal when either the Mi 10 or Mi 10 Pro will be available to the public as well as its official retail price.

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