Xiaomi will continue to launch new versions of the Mi 9 family, but its successor is due in February 2020. Here’s what we know about Xiaomi Mi 10 so far.
Release Date of Xiaomi Mi 10
Xiaomi phones are distinguished by an incredible value for money compared to today’s flagship Android phones, but they also have the best features and impeccable design. Mi 10 is the company’s upcoming flagship to be released in February 2020.
It is strange to talk about Mi 10 when Xiaomi is still adding new models to its newly created Mi 9 family – Mi 9 SE and Mi 9T Pro are now available in the UK, but Mi 9T remains exclusively in Europe and we are not completely sure what is happening with Mi 9 Lite, which was announced in Spain in September. we have an article on Xiaomi mi band 4.
We first saw Mi 9 in the Chinese premiere on February 20, and a week later it came to Europe at MWC 2019. Expect a similar strategy for Mi 10, with a global premiere at MWC 2020, which will take place February 24-27.
Price of Xiaomi Mi 10
However, the Mi 9 did not go on sale in the UK until the end of April and is now available directly at Xiaomi for 499 pounds, but almost 200 pounds cheaper at Amazon. It is also available under a contract with Vodafone.
One of the great things about Xiaomi is that it keeps prices steady, so we’d be surprised to see the basic Mi 10 for a penny of over £ 499.
What’s new in Xiaomi Mi 10
Some specifications for the upcoming Mi 10 are logical, such as the inclusion of a new generation octa-core Snapdragon 865 processor, which Xiaomi confirmed in December 2019. This chipset includes a Qualcomm X55 5G modem by default – meaning Mi 10 will be one of over 10 5G phones that Xiaomi promised in 2020.
We can also be quite sure that Xiaomi will not increase the screen resolution beyond Full-HD + – it has not yet released the Quad-HD phone. Of course, the screen itself can be improved.
We’re not sure who its source is and we’re sure it’s not credible, judging by some outrageous claims, but GearBest announces that the next Xiaomi flagship will have a 6.2-inch AMOLED display, which is a fraction smaller than the current one 6.39 inch screen. A strange and seemingly unlikely choice.
He also claims that Xiaomi will come down the Samsung path with Infinity-O panels, replacing the current Dot Drop notch with a smaller hole in the phone display that houses the selfie camera (more likely). The Mi 10 will also keep the integrated fingerprint sensor but will use the fourth generation ultrasonic version of Qualcomm (more likely because Qualcomm has just announced this new sensor).
Specifications of Xiaomi Mi 10
Another peculiarity in GearBest claims is that the Mi 10 will pack a 5000 mAh battery with a fast 40 W charging. We report that this is unlikely, although 40 W wired and 30 W wireless charging will be possible with the Mi 9 Pro, so the bit will not be available.
Apparently, the basic specifications will include a choice of 8 GB or 12 GB memory and 256 GB or 512 GB memory, which again is quite a jump from the current maximum specification of 8 GB RAM and 128 GB memory for Mi 9.
The camera of Xiaomi Mi 10
We have the impression that Xiaomi will join its next flagship 64Mp camera, considering that it is already building the Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor in the upcoming Redmi phone, but GearBest says it will have a triple-lens assembly with 45Mp + 12Mp + 12Mp lenses – the lowered version existing 48Mp + 12Mp + 16Mp camera – plus 20Mp + 12Mp selfie camera. Hmmm. There is also a Mi Note 10 with the main sensor 108Mp, but is this an exaggeration in the case of Mi 10?
Some more reliable claims relate to the inclusion of NFC in mobile payments, dual-GPS, Bluetooth 5.1, and Wi-Fi 6. As always, we would also expect to support two SIM cards, both slots support 4G, but microSD is not currently a Mi 9 function.
GearBest also suggests that Mi 10 will launch MIUI 11, another version of its custom operating system that will be based on Android 10 Q. This is likely given that MIUI 11 is under development with new features, including new icons functions, an improved battery and screen capture control, and, interestingly, a built-in application tray that will bring it closer to standard Android.
One of the rumors that we hope was not simply taken from thin air is that there will be a waterproof version of the Mi 10 with a ceramic casing, although it is not clear whether it will be splashproof or fully waterproof.
The science and knowledge concept film reveals the renders of the upcoming Mi 10, but is based solely on rumors and may not indicate a final design or specification. Some screenshots of this video are used to illustrate this article, given that it is too early to see leaked photos of the real offer.