Because of the epidemic situation, the launch of the Xiaomi Mi 10 series handsets has been held online. But these have not affected its popularity. Of course, the product itself is also very attractive. At the press conference, Lei Jun reviewed the development and achievements of Xiaomi. Ten years ago, Xiaomi was formally established. After 9 years of entrepreneurship, it was selected as a Fortune 500 company in July 2019. In the just past 2019, Xiaomi’s revenue exceeded 200 billion yuan ($28.66 billion) and R&D investment was 7.5 billion ($1.07 billion). He revealed that in 2020, Xiaomi’s R&D investment is expected to exceed 10 billion yuan ($1.43 billion).
Xiaomi Mi 10 Hardware
First, it is equipped with the Snapdragon 865 processor. Second, the old-gen RAM has been replaced with LPDDR5 memory, which is currently the fastest memory in the industry. Xiaomi stated that the Xiaomi Mi 10, which is the first to carry the Snapdragon 865, is a leader in performance in all aspects. Kryo 585’s new A77 architecture brings a 25% performance improvement. The Adreno 650 performance is also increased by 25%.
The Xiaomi Mi 10 not only comes with UFS 3.0 as standard but also supports the new Write Turbo write enhancement technology. It is like adding a turbo engine to the writing, giving the Xiaomi Mi 10 a sequential write capability of up to 730MB per second. This may be the current fastest flagship phone.
In addition, this new machine also supports WiFi 6, which is twice as fast as the previous generation! Not only is the network speed faster, but it also optimizes the performance experience of a large number of devices surfing the Internet at the same time.
From Xiaomi’s point of view, the Xiaomi Mi 10 has opened the era of 5G performance 2.0. And Snapdragon 865 + LPDDR5 + UFS 3.0 + WiFi 6 represents a new peak combination of 5G ultra flagship performance. In fact, this is indeed the case. The performance score of Xiaomi Mi 10’s AnTuTu broke through 580,000 points and reached 585,000 points.
In order to ensure high performance, the Xiaomi Mi 10 has also made a sincere whole-body heat dissipation design: oversized VC, graphene, core device graphite, etc. This may be the most luxurious heat dissipation hardware configuration in the industry at present.
At the same time, the battery life is complemented by a 4780mAh custom strip-shaped fast-charging battery. It supports 30W wired fast flash charging, 30W wireless fast flash charging, and 10W wireless reverse charging.
Mi 10 Screen
The Xiaomi Mi 10 uses a 6.67-inch AMOLED curved screen with a very small hole of 3.84mm (the visual aperture is 4.08mm). The display supports 90Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch sampling rate. It’s upgraded to the Sunshine screen 3.0. Its maximum brightness is 800nit, peak brightness is 1120nit, and it has a 5000000:1 contrast ratio. Thanks to the flexible screen COP process, the phone has a small chin of 3.32mm.
The phone is available in titanium silver black, ice blue, and peach gold.
Mi 10 Sound Performance
In terms of sound quality, the Xiaomi Mi 10 has also been upgraded. Now, it is equipped with symmetrical stereo dual linear speakers that are equivalent to 1.0cc sound.
Mi 10 Camera
Last year’s Xiaomi CC9 Pro took the lead in applying 100MP CMOS. This time the Xiaomi Mi 10 got such a CMOS again. It use a newly upgraded 100MP quad-camera, including a 108MP custom outsole lens (1/33 inch, 7P lens, four in one 1.6μm large rubber and plastic, OIS), 13MP ultra-wide-angle lens (f / 2.4 aperture, 1.12μm, 123° super wide-angle), 2MP macro lens (f / 2.4 aperture, 1.75μm, 2-10 cm macro), and 2MP fine depth of field lens (f / 2.4 aperture, 1.75μm).
It is worth mentioning that the Xiaomi Mi 10 also uses a more efficient HEIF picture format. It can greatly save storage space. When shooting in the same scene and saving as JPG and HEIF formats, JPG format will be 12.1MB, while the HEIF format will be 4.43MB.
Lei Jun said that after the popularity of HEIF, it is estimated that JPEG and GIF can be eliminated.
Not only that, but the Xiaomi Mi 10 also supports 8K video shooting, OIS + EIS dual optical super image stabilization, AI video editing, 12 AI smart templates, AI real-time voice to subtitles, video tagging and other functions.
With special camera functions, the Xiaomi Mi 10 supports smart document shooting, which is comparable to paper documents and intelligently eliminates shadows. It also supports dynamic magic day-changing, three-step copying ID card, and one-touch printing on smartphones.
Price and Availability
In terms of price, the Xiaomi Mi 10 8GB + 128GB is available at 3999 yuan ($573), the 8GB + 256GB costs 4299 yuan ($616), and the 12GB + 256GB is sold for 4699 yuan ($673).
The booking is already open, and it will be available for sale at 10 o’clock on February 14, supporting 12 interest-free installments.