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Xiaomi launches Mi 10 and Mi 10 5G flagship phones (Updated with local pricing)

By Kenny Yeo & Cookie Monster - on 24 May 2020, 11:09am

Xiaomi launches Mi 10 and Mi 10 5G flagship phones (Updated with local pricing)

Note: Originally published on 14 February, the article has been updated with local pricing details.

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi officially unveiled its newest flagship phones yesterday in China and they are spec monsters.

There are two phones, the Mi 10 Pro and the Mi 10, and at first glance, it's hard to make out which is which.

That's because the two are almost physically identical and they share many similarities.

For a start, the two have nearly identical displays. They are 6.67-inch OLED displays with a resolution of 2,340 x 1,080 pixels. They have a high refresh rate of 90Hz and support HDR10+. They also have in-display fingerprint sensors. However, the Mi 10 Pro's display boasts a higher peak brightness of 1,200 nits whereas the Mi 10's display only gets up to 1,120 nits.

The internals are very similar too. Both phones will be powered by Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 865 processor and will come with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM. Both phones support UFS 3.0 and the Mi 10 Pro will come with up to 512GB of internal storage, whereas the Mi 10 will have to make do with 256GB.

108-megapixel cameras are all the rage now. (Image source: Xiaomi)

The big difference lies in their rear camera setups. The Mi 10 Pro has a 108-megapixel main camera, an 8-megapixel tele, a 12-megapixel portrait, and finally, a 20-megapixel ultra-wide.

The Mi 10, on the other hand, also has a 108-megapixel main camera but it comes with a 7 element lens instead of the 8 found on the Mi 10 Pro. Its other cameras are a 13-megapixel ultra-wide, a 2-megapixel macro, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor.

Both phones will be able to record video at 8K and they have the same front-facing cameras that shoot at 20-megapixels.

Curiously, it's the Mi 10 that has the larger battery at 4,780mAh but the Mi 10 Pro's battery is only slightly smaller at 4,500mAh. The Mi 10 Pro counters with faster charging, up to 50W wired charging and 30W wireless charging. The Mi 10, on the other hand, supports up to 30W wired and wireless charging. Both phones can do reverse wireless charging too at up to 10W.

Lastly, both phones will support 5G and also the latest Wi-Fi 6 wireless standard.

The Mi 10 (Image source: Xiaomi)

The Xiaomi Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro are already available for pre-order in China, with the Mi 10 going on sale today (14 February) while the Mi 10 Pro will go on sale next week on 18 February.

As for price, the Mi 10 Pro and Mi 10 will come in three configurations. The Mi 10 Pro comes in Starry Blue and Pearl White, while the Mi 10 is available in Ice Blue, Titanium Silver Black, and Peach Gold. Prices and configurations are below:

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro and Mi 10 prices
Configuration Xiaomi Mi 10 Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
8GB RAM / 128GB storage ¥3,999 (~S$795) ¥4,999 (~S$994)
8GB RAM / 256GB storage ¥4,299 (~S$855) -
12GB RAM / 256GB storage ¥4,699 (~S$934) ¥5,499 (~S$1,093)
12GB RAM / 512GB storage - ¥5,999 (~S$1,192)

No word yet on local availability and pricing but we will be sure to update this article if we get news.

Xiaomi Singapore just announced that the Mi 10 Pro and Mi 10 will be available from 13 May. You can pre-order the phones from today till 12 May at the following prices: 

  • Mi 10 (8GB RAM + 256GB) - S$1,088 with free Mi True Wireless Earphones
  • Mi 10 Pro (8GB RAM + 256GB) - S$1,399 with free Mi Smart Band 4

Both phones are entitled for 24-month warranty coverage and one-time screen damage protection.

Source: Xiaomi Singapore