- Posters of the Xiaomi Mi 10 have leaked, giving us a glimpse of the design.
- The Mi 10 is going to come with a curved-edge display.
- Xiaomi will offer a 108-megapixel main camera on the Mi 10.
The launch season is upon us and after Samsung gets done with launching the S20 series, Xiaomi is going to launch its flagship offering for 2020 after a short while. Xiaomi already confirmed the Mi 10 moniker at the Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit last year and now, it is getting ready to launch the phone. Unlike the pompous launch events of yesteryears, Xiaomi will host a simple launch event that will live-streamed, possibly due to the Coronavirus outbreak in China.
There have been a couple of leaks out on the web, with poorly shot photos of the phone in bad lighting and leaked screenshots of the specifications page. However, the current set of leaks gives us a view of stunning design and colour variants in high quality. More specifications are now revealed by Xiaomi itself on Weibo. Hence, if you cannot wait for the Mi 10, the leaks have given out almost everything about these phones.
How does the Mi 10 look?
Based on the leaked posters, Xiaomi is going to take massive inspiration from the Mi CC9 Pro. The front of the phone has bezel-less display design with curved edges on either side. Instead of a notch or a pop-up camera, Xiaomi will stick to a punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera on top of the display. The edges host the regular buttons where they usually are. In fact, the Mi 10 looks very similar to the OnePlus 7 Pro from the front. Similar to that phone, the Mi 10 will also get 90Hz refresh rate as standard.
At the back, the phone has a design similar to the Mi Note 10. There's a quad-camera system at the back, with the main camera being a 108-megapixel camera. The rest of the rear panel is devoid of anything, with no ugly camera bump - thanks Xiaomi for avoiding that trend. The Mi 10 will come in two colours at launch - a teal gradient as well as a new orange gradient.
Another leaked poster suggests that the Mi 10 Pro won't look drastically different from the Mi 10 but its quad-camera system will have two additional sensors sitting in-between the camera lenses.
On the whole, based on the leaks alone, the Mi 10 is a handsome looking phone and will surely stand out from the sea of flagships we are about to see this year. No wonder Xiaomi managed to get 1.5 million registrations for the Mi 10 before its launch.
How powerful will the Mi 10 be?
Turns out quite a lot - the Xiaomi Mi 10 series will be powered by the same Snapdragon 865 chipset that all other high-end Android phones will be using this year. That also means the phone will come with support for 5G as standard, given that the Snapdragon 865 will have the X55 5G modem accompanying it.
Apart from the Snapdragon 865, the Mi 10 will also sport a headlining 108-megapixel main camera. Leaks suggest Xiaomi is using the Samsung ISOCELL Bright HMX sensor for the main camera. Hence, you can expect some great results out of the camera. The phone is also supposed to come with 8K video recording as well as 50X zooming capability. Xiaomi says that the Mi 10 series is going to surprise everyone with its DxOMark score. Tall claims?
Other leaked information includes faster UFS 3.0 storage, LPDDR5 RAM and support for Wi-Fi 6. The Pro version of the phone is also going to come with a 66W fast wired charging system whereas the regular version is getting the 48W fast charging system. The base variant is going to get at least 8GB RAM as well as 128GB storage.
Even the prices for the Mi 10 have also been revealed. The base variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage will start at 4200 yuan (approximately Rs 43,000) whereas the other variant with 256GB storage will cost 4500 yuan (approximately Rs 46,000). The top-end variant with 12GB RAM will cost 4900 yuan (almost Rs 50,000).