Xiaomi has unveiled three new top-of-the-line smartphones: Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro and Mi 10 Lite 5G. Here are the features, price and release date in Italy
After the presentation in China last month, Xiaomi also brings to Europe the new smartphones of the Mi 10 family. We speak of smartphones in the plural because there are three devices launched by the Chinese company: in addition to the Mi 10 there is the Mi 10 Pro and Mi 10 Lite 5G, the real surprise of the presentation being a smartphone that no one expected.
The characteristics of the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro were widely predicted: what you need to know was only the launch price and release date. The two devices will be available in Italy from April 7 at a price that, however, will not make happy fans of the Chinese company. Compared to the past, prices have definitely increased: we start from 799 euros for the Mi 10. Such a considerable increase in prices is essentially due to the growth of production costs: the two smartphones are in effect premium devices able to challenge Galaxy S20 Ultra, iPhone 11 Pro and the new Huawei P40 Pro presented yesterday.
The Mi 10 Lite 5G, however, is a happy surprise. Xiaomi wanted to reaffirm its dominance in the best smartphone category for value for money. The device has top features with the addition of the modem for 5G, all for less than 400 euros. The smartphone is expected to hit the market in May.
Mi 10 Datasheet
Reading the specifications of the Mi 10, you get the feeling that you're looking at a top-of-the-line smartphone. And indeed it is just like that. On board is the Snapdragon 865 with supporting 8GB of RAM and 128-256GB of internal storage. The screen has a 6.67-inch diagonal with FullHD+ resolution and 90Hz refresh rate.
The photo compartment is very interesting: quadruple camera with 108 Megapixel main sensor, 13 Megapixel wide-angle lens, 2 Megapixel ToF lens and 2 Megapixel macro camera. The front-facing camera located inside a hole in the top right of the screen is 20 Megapixels.
4780 mAh battery with 30W fast charging. Also present is 30W wireless charging and reverse charging. On board Android 10 with MIUI 11
Features Mi 10 Pro
Great attention has been paid to the Mi 10 Pro, for all intents and purposes a smartphone designed for the premium segment. With its younger brother it shares part of the technical card: the 6.67-inch screen with 90 Hz refresh rate and the Snapdragon 865. The Mi 10 Pro, in support has 8-12GB of RAM and 256-512GB of internal memory (in Italy is expected only the model 8-256GB).
Different, however, the photographic compartment. The number of rear sensors is always four, but in addition to the main sensor of 108 Megapixels we find an ultra-wide-angle lens of 20 Megapixels and two telephoto lenses respectively 12 Megapixels and 8 Megapixels.
The battery is 4500mAh with support for fast charging at 50W. As in the Mi 10, there is also 30W wireless charging and reverse charging on this device.
Price and release date
The Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro will be available in Italy from April 7 on Amazon, Mi.com and all major e-commerce sites.
As anticipated, the price of the two devices has increased compared to previous versions. It starts from 799.99 euros for the 8-128GB version of the Mi 10, up to 999.99 euros for the Mi 10 Pro (8-256GB). Also available is the Mi 10 8-256GB at 899.99 euros. For those who pre-order from March 28 to April 6 receive bundled the Mi True Wireless Earphones 2, the new wireless headphones from Xiaomi.
Mi 10 Lite 5G, features and price in Italy
The highlight of Xiaomi's presentation is the Mi 10 Lite 5G. It was a real surprise and a strong signal wanted to give by the Chinese company after the considerable price increase for the two top of the range. In fact, the Mi 10 Lite 5G will be available in Italy from 399.99 euros for the model with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory.
On board is the Snapdragon 765G processor with built-in 5G modem. Also different is the photo compartment embedded in a rectangular bumper slightly raised from the shell. There are four sensors: 48-megapixel main, 8-megapixel wide-angle and dual 2-megapixel cameras for the depth and macro sensors.
Battery of 4160mAh with support for fast charging. On board Android 10 with MIUI 11.
There is no certain date, but the low-cost smartphone should arrive before the end of May, as announced during the press conference.