- The Xiaomi Mi 10 starts from approximately Rs 57,700 in the UK.
- Xiaomi is not launching the Mi 10 Pro in the UK as well.
- Xiaomi India has postponed the launch of the Mi 10 due to the COVID19 lockdown.
The Xiaomi Mi 10 is one of the most interesting premium phones we have seen this year. It gets the top-notch Snapdragon 865 chip with support for 5G but it also manages to pack in a bunch of impressive features that are rivalling other premium phones. India was supposed to get the Mi 10 next week but the ongoing COVID19 pandemic has halted the launch here. That said, Xiaomi is going ahead with the launch of the Mi 10 in the UK and it is going to be quite expensive.
In a report from TechRadar, Xiaomi has confirmed the pricing of the Mi 10 and it is not as cheap as its predecessor. Buyers in the UK will have to shell a sum Euro 700, which is approximately Rs 57,574. This puts the Mi 10 in the same category as the recently launched Samsung Galaxy S20 series and Apple's iPhone 11 series phones. There will be two storage variants on offer in the UK and the Euro 700 price tag stands for the base 128GB variant.
The other variant with 256GB storage will set buyers back by Euro 800, which is approximately Rs 66,000. Xiaomi is not going to bring the Mi 10 Pro to the UK and the Indian market. Why? Xiaomi itself knows the reason as of now but it seems that the Pro variant could end up being more expensive. The Mi 10 Pro has all the bells and whistles with the addition of a dedicated telephoto camera, thereby offering a complete camera offering.
Compared to the older Mi 9 that started from as low as Euro 500, the Mi 10 is an expensive affair. However, Xiaomi has ensured that buyers get what they spend on. The Snapdragon 865 is present here like all premium phones this year but Xiaomi differs it offerings with extra touches that matter to power users. There's MIUI 11 on board and for those who love customising their phones to the moon, this is a great OS to live with.
The Mi 10 also boasts of a great display quality. Xiaomi has said that the display on the Mi 10 has achieved a JNCD rating of less than 0.55, which is better than an Apple iPhone 11 Pro. Xiaomi is using an AMOLED panel that supports up to 1080p resolution and has a refresh rate of 90Hz. The Mi 10 is also one of the few phones in the world to come with a 108-megapixel camera at the back.
Xiaomi has currently put the launch of the Mi 10 on hold at the moment due to the ongoing COVID19 pandemic lockdown in India. However, once the lockdown is lifted, Xiaomi could launch it in India soon.