Xiaomi has launched the flagship smartphone Mi 10 5G in India under its Mi brand. This is the company’s second 5G smartphone after the Mi Mix Alpha concept phone, which has been launched in India. Xiaomi launched its Mi 10 5G series in China in February this year. In this series, two smartphones Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro 5G were launched. Both the smartphones were launched with 108MP rear camera and Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC. Both smartphones look almost identical. The company did not launch the high end model of this series Mi 10 Pro 5G in India.
Xiaomi has launched three devices Mi 10 5G Smartphone, Mi Box 4K Digital TV Box and Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 under the Mi brand. The Mi 10 5G is the company’s first commercial flagship smartphone. Talking about the features of the phone, it comes with a 6.67-inch curved AMOLED display panel. It has been launched in two color options Twilight Gray and Coral Green. The phone has been launched in two colors as well as two storage options 8GB RAM + 128GB and 8GB RAM + 256GB storage option. Its base variant costs Rs 49,999, while the high end variant comes at Rs 54,999. It has been made available for pre-order.
The special feature of the Mi 10 5G is that it comes with 30W reverse wireless charging support feature and 108MP quad rear camera set-up. It has a left-handed very small punch-hole camera for selfie, which has a capacity of 20MP. In addition to the 108MP main sensor in the back of the phone, 13MP ultra wide camera sensor, 2MP macro sensor and 2MP depth sensor have been given. The LED flash flicker sensor is given below the camera. The phone runs on MIUI 11 based on Android 10. It has a battery of 4,780mAh.
Mi 10 Pro 5G is not made for the Indian market
When we spoke exclusively to Raghu Reddy, Chief Business Officer, Xiaomi India, and Sumit Sonal, Marketing Leader of Mi, after the launch of Mi 10 5G, they said that launching the Mi 10 Pro 5G in the Indian market would have been a loss deal because its price was Mi 10 It would have been much more than the 5G, while it has features similar to the Mi 10 5G. The Mi 10 Pro 5G has a more fast charger (50W) than the Mi 10 and while the battery is less powerful (4,500mAh). He also informed that the Mi 10 Pro 5G has been launched only for the Chinese market. He said that he wanted to launch the Mi 10 5G series in India in February-March, but due to the Coronavirus lockdown, it has been delayed to launch.
Company is focusing on Mi brand
Raghu Reddy and Sumit Sonal also spoke about future plans of Xiaomi’s Mi brand in India. The company wants to develop the Mi brand under a flagship brand in India. Not only this, in addition to smartphones under the Mi brand, it will also launch accessories and smart home devices in India. At the same time, the company is not optimistic about the Mi Note 10 series launch in India. He did not say openly about whether this smartphone series will be launched in India or not.
After dominating the budget smartphone market in the last few years, Xiaomi has finally launched the Mi 10 5G in India, the company’s high-end price offering. From the beginning, Xiaomi has been known to offer premium features on its smartphones at a low price and many times the company launches smartphones, in front of which smartphones launched by giants like Samsung also look dull. Now with the Mi 10 5G, the company seems to be moving ahead with this plan. The biggest feature of the Mi 10 5G is its 108-megapixel camera, which is comparable to the camera of expensive smartphones like Samsung’s Galaxy S20 Ultra, but comes at a much lower price than that.
The 128 GB storage variant of M10 5G costs Rs 49,999 and its 256 GB variant costs Rs 54,999. Obviously, it is the company’s flagship smartphone, so features also come at a premium. This phone competes with OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro, Realme X50 Pro 5G, iPhone SE (2020), iPhone XR and Samsung Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S10.
The planned launch of this phone was delayed due to the lockdown and this lockdown prevents us from taking the device into hands, but Xiaomi has given Gadgets 360 all the details of the Mi 10 5G and also answers all our questions about the smartphone Given, so we can tell you about our initial analysis.
Starting with the first thing we will design the Xiaomi Mi 10 5G. The company has made a lot of improvements in terms of styling and build quality in the smartphone. Being the flagship, the company has tried to make the smartphone as attractive as possible. In the M10 5G we get a 3D curved glass display. It will be available in India in two colors, Signature Coral Green and Twilight Gray.
Talking about the cameras, the most important thing in the included quad rear camera setup is the smartphone’s USP OIS and a 108-megapixel primary camera with a large sensor, which helps users to capture great detail even on long-distance photos. Does. The smartphone is also capable of recording 8K video, although how effective it is in the real world remains to be seen.
Xiaomi has introduced several camera features that take advantage of the processing power of larger primary sensors and chipsets, the most interesting of them being the inclusion of phase depth in portrait mode, focus peaking in pro mode, portrait video, color extraction, AI Exposure and contrast correction, night mode and a completely new vlog mode.
These are all interesting features and show that Xiaomi is thinking not only about the specification but also about its users. However, we are a bit confused about the other cameras in the back. Other cameras in the rear camera setup include a 13-megapixel wide-angle, 2-megapixel macro, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor, giving it a similar feel to the common mid-range smartphone camera that comes today. You will find the same resolution cameras on sub-15,000 smartphone and even the Redmi Note 9 Pro (Review) has a better macro camera. The company told Gadgets 360 that these agreements were necessary to keep costs under control.
The Mi 10 5G comes with a 6.67-inch screen size and has a full-HD + 1080×2340 resolution panel, which cannot be called flagship-level. Xiaomi has included 90Hz refresh rate, DCI-P3 color gamut coverage and HDR10 + support in this display. The company has also taken care of color accuracy for photographers and designers on smartphones. The company says that people who shop online should know what the product will actually look like.
Xiaomi has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset in the flagship, which we have seen in many premium phones before and we know that it is a very powerful processor. Several temperature sensors and cooling systems have also been provided in the phone to maintain the temperature. You get 5G support, although at the moment this feature is not useful in India, because 5G connective is not available in India at this time. Xiaomi also insisted on including 5G at the end of the name of this model in India.
The Mi 10 5G uses 8 GB LPDDR5 RAM and includes 128 GB and 256 GB storage options with the UFS 3.0 standard. The company has not introduced 12 GB RAM variants in India, although this option is present in other markets. Other features include Wi-Fi 6, 4780 mAh capacity battery, 30W wired as well as 30W wireless charging and 10W reverse wireless charging. The interesting thing is that it does not have a 3.5mm headphone socket and there is no notification LED either.
What impressed us was that Xiaomi has made some changes to its MIUI software, especially for the Mi 10 5G, and the company is calling it “Tier 1 Android”. The company has removed many of its core apps, such as phone dialers and message apps. Instead, Google’s stock apps have been used in it. Apart from this, the company has also promised that all advertisements, promotional notifications, bloatware and other methods of revenue generation have also been removed in this software. This phone will be one of the first Xiaomi Smartpone to get MIUI 12.
We are eager to test the performance and Xiaomi claims of this phone, especially its cooling system and display quality. Of course its specifications on the pages are impressive, but in the end the user experience matters the most. Xiaomi also notes some other aspects of this phone, such as a balanced stereo speaker, 180Hz touch sampling rate, good vibration alert, smaller camera cutout than normal. We will do a full review of the Mi 10 5G, which will cover all these aspects. However, we will have to wait for the lockdown to open.
Overall, the Mi 10 5G shows that Xiaomi can do a lot more than just budget phones. Given its features specification, its price can be considered good value, given that it takes an edge over the recently launched OnePlus 8 in some respects. But yes, it is not entirely a flagship device – it lacks an IP rating, the rear cameras are not up to par and the screen may not be as good as some of the competition offers.