Mi India, being the country’s number one smartphone and smart TV brand, today announced the launch of the new Xiaomi Mi 10i (5G). Completing the premium flagship Mi 10 series portfolio, this new Mi 10i features the revolutionary 108MP camera coupled with the Qualcomm® Snapdragon 750G SoC and future proof 5G technology. The Mi 10i aims to deliver the perfect flagship experience making it a 10 on 10 choices for users, so let’s see the characteristics it has to offer!
Before talking about the specifications of this device, we are going to show you a little about its design. Its body, being the same as many of the devices today, is made of metal, which is completely covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the front, back and on the lens to protect it against scratches. Likewise, it comes with an IP53 rating and rubberized ports to protect against any accidental spills.
At the front, there is not only a large 6.67-inch screen which we will talk about in detail a little later but also, at the top, is the large main camera made for capturing selfies, which is based on a 16-megapixel sensor.
On the other hand, on the back is its quad camera, this being one of the most important points about this new phone. This camera is based on a configuration of 108MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP, of which we will talk later too.
With the Xiaomi Mi 10i, we are faced with an IPS LCD panel with a 6.67 inches (16.94cm) diagonal, with a contrast ratio of 1500:1, Full HD+ resolution, a wider color gamut (NTSC 84%), and 450 nits of brightness which can go as low as 1 nit, hence delivering stellar visual quality and intuitive interaction. Likewise, the tactile response also rises beyond the standard 60Hz, reaching 240Hz.
This phone features one of the class-leading displays available in the market: 120Hz Intelligent AdaptiveSync display with 6 step refresh rate technology, being 30Hz, 48Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz, 90Hz, and 120Hz. The Intelligent AdaptiveSync Display technology automatically matches the screen refresh rate with the content frame rate, thus guaranteeing a super smooth experience and optimum battery usage. The display is also HDR and HDR10+ compliant and has also received Widevine L1 certification.
About its processor, the Xiaomi Mi 10i is equipped with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G SoC based on an 8nm process technology with an octa-core Kryo 570 CPU for excellent performance and power efficiency. As per lab tests, the Mi 10i easily achieves an AnTuTu score that exceeds 329,661 points. Also, as per Geekbench 5, this phone scores 652 points in single and 2656 points in multi-core tests, far exceeding the competition.
To cater to the user’s ever-increasing media consumption, the Xiaomi Mi 10i comes with 6/8GB of RAM memory (LPDDR4x) and 128GB of ROM memory (UFS 2.2), ensuring swift response and an ultra-smooth operating experience. It also comes with a hybrid Micro SD slot expandable up to 512GB.
On the other hand, this phone is also equipped with 11 temperature sensors on the back to effectively modulate the on-device temperature. This is paired with the most sophisticated cooling system, LiquidCool 2.0, an advanced cooling system consisting of large liquid cooling chambers that dissipates heat to sustain peak performance.
The new Xiaomi Mi 10i is the 1st smartphone in India to launch the latest ISOCELL HM2 108-megapixel camera sensor. This new sensor is 15% smaller than its predecessors and reduces the height of the camera module by 10%. Also, the 0.7µm pixels coupled with ISOCELL Plus and Smart-ISO technologies deliver a wide dynamic range and optimal exposure. On the other hand, the Mi 10i features 9-in-1pixel binning technology thus offering a large 2.1µm pixel size for unparalleled low-light performance.
In addition to a front 16-megapixel camera specially made for selfies, the Xiaomi Mi 10i opts for a quadruple rear module in which it stands out for its numerical superiority with the aforementioned 108-megapixel main sensor. This is complemented by an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera and the usual ‘fill’ cameras: depth and macro, both 2-megapixels. The photographic cast is completed with the MIUI photo app and all its modes included, from night to portrait.
The Mi 10i offers several dynamic and novel features that take the photography and videography experience to a different level:
Joining the 5G bandwagon, this smartphone features an X52 modem for lightning-fast 5G connectivity. It also comes with dual-frequency GPS which helps in accurate navigation in complex environments using both L1 and L5 bands.
In relation to the operating system that is inside this new smartphone, the Mi 10i has an OS based on Android and MIUI, these being Android 10 and MIUI 12.
About its battery, the Xiaomi Mi 10i is equipped with a large 4,820mAh battery and 33W fast charging support, being able to provide enough battery life to run throughout the day. Featuring Dual Split Charge Technology which delivers power using 2 parallel pathways simultaneously for quicker charging, the phone can be charged up to 68% in just 30 minutes and also goes from 0 to 100% in under an hour.
For now, the Xiaomi Mi 10i will be available in three color variants: Pacific Sunrise, Midnight Black, and Atlantic Blue. It will be available across Mi.com, Mi Homes, Amazon.in, Mi Homes and Mi Studios starting on 07 January 2021. It will also be soon available across all 10,000+ retail stores.
The retail price is:
This smartphone also comes with up to INR 2000 ($27.35) cashback offer on the use of ICICI bank credit/debit cards and up to 12 months no-cost EMI.