Xiaomi has introduced the new flagships Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro for the Chinese market. The smartphones combine a nearly 6.7-inch display, the Snapdragon 865 and a 108 megapixel camera. Differences can be found in details such as telephoto lens, battery and quick charge function. The starting price is around 530 euros.
The Mi 10 offers Xiaomi in three versions: with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage for the equivalent of around 530 euros, with 8 GB RAM and 256 GB storage for 570 euros and with 12 GB RAM and 256 GB storage for 620 euros. The better-equipped Mi 10 Pro is also 620 euros with 8 GB RAM and 256 GB memory, 725 euros with 12 GB RAM and 256 GB memory and 790 euros with 12 GB RAM and 512 GB memory.
AMOLED display with 90 Hz
For the new flagships, Xiaomi relies on a design made of two curved glass elements that form the display and back and are held in place by an aluminum frame. The curved display is 6.67 inches in both cases and has a resolution of 2,340 × 1080 pixels. New is the refresh rate of the AMOLED panel, which is accelerated to 90 Hz and offers a touch sampling rate of 180 Hz. The screen should achieve up to 800 cd / m² in high-brightness mode and cover 100 percent of the DCI-P3 color space. The dynamic HDR10 + standard is also supported. Gorilla Glass 5 is designed to protect the panel from scratches in everyday life.
Snapdragon 865, LPDDR5, UFS 3.0, 5G
The use of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 including LPDDR5-RAM and UFS 3.0 for the user memory is the same for both devices. There are also no differences in the clock speed of the SoC between the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro: the Prime Core of the Snapdragon 865 delivers up to 2.84 GHz, three more Kryo 585 Golds reach up to 2.42 GHz. The smaller Kryo 585 Silver has a limit at 1.80 GHz, while the Adreno 650 GPU has a maximum of 587 MHz. Although Qualcomm offers 865 memory interfaces for LPDDR4X and LPDDR5 in the Snapdragon, Xiaomi consistently uses the newer standard.
Both smartphones support 5G, including the bands n1, n3, n41, the n78 and n79 used in Germany by Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone. The Snapdragon X55 multi-mode modem outsourced from the SoC, which supports LTE Advanced Pro, 3G and 2G in addition to the new 5G, is responsible for mobile phone coverage. For further connectivity, there are Wi-Fi 6 (8 × 8 MU-MIMO), Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 5.1, Miracast, NFC, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo and QZSS.
Mi 10 Pro supports fast charging with 50 watts
One of the differences between the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro can be found in the battery area. The Mi 10 offers 4,780 mAh with Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ and Power Delivery for up to 30 watts of wired charging, 30 watts of wireless charging and 10 watts of wireless charging in the opposite direction. The Mi 10 Pro comes with slightly smaller 4,500 mAh, but supports wired charging with 50 watts, wirelessly there are also 30 watts and 10 watts for wireless reverse charging.
Two telephoto lenses for the Mi 10 Pro
The camera is another distinguishing feature: the main sensor in both variants of the 1 / 1.33-inch sensor with 108 megapixels known from the Mi Note 10 and recently also the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (hands-on), the Xiaomi with four to one Pixel binning, OIS and f / 1.69 aperture operates. The smartphones also support 8K video recording at 30 FPS, 4K at 30/60 FPS, 1080p at 30/60 FPS and 720p at 30 FPS. Slow motion recordings are possible with up to 960 FPS at 1080p.
The Mi 10 also offers a 13-megapixel camera for ultra-wide-angle photos (123 degrees, f / 2.4) and a macro lens (f / 2.4) with 2 megapixels, which is designed for pictures with a distance of 2 cm to 10 cm. Another 2-megapixel sensor with f / 2.4 aperture is used to record depth information for portraits with a bokeh effect.
In addition to the main camera, the Mi 10 Pro also has a telephoto lens with double optical magnification (f / 2.0) with 12 megapixels and another telephoto lens with ten times hybrid (optical and digital) magnification (f / 2.0) at 8 megapixels. The ultra wide-angle lens with f / 2.2 aperture covers a lower 117 degrees, in return the sensor offers 20 instead of 13 megapixels. The front camera in a recess of the display is the same with 20 megapixels.
Announcement for Europe was planned for the MWC
Xiaomi has so far only announced Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro with MIUI 11 based on Android 10.0 for the Chinese market, where the devices are to go on sale next week. The international announcement was planned as part of the MWC, which was canceled yesterday evening by the GSMA due to the corona virus. According to the official company blog, the EU launch will now take place at a later date.