The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 with a 108-megapixel penta-camera setup, which is the global version of the Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro, is official.
(Update, December 4: It’s official in the Philippines! Read Xiaomi Mi Note 10 with 108MP penta cam launched in PH.)
(Update, November 25: It’s coming to the Philippines! See Xiaomi Mi Note 10 with 108MP camera launching in PH.)
The regular model of the smartphone is only available in one memory configuration internationally: 6GB RAM with 128GB storage. The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro Edition, which has an 8P lens instead of the non-Pro’s 7P, has 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. Just like the Chinese version, there is no microSD expansion.
The two variants are priced at €549 (around P30,826, $609) and €649 (P36,412), respectively. Consumer electronics are more expensive in Europe because of high taxes, so we’re pretty sure the handset will be cheaper elsewhere.
The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 is available in three colors: Aurora Green, Glacier White, and Midnight Black. Germany will be the first country to get the phone on November 11, followed by Spain and Italy on November 15. France comes after on November 18, and then the United Kingdom and the Benelux countries — Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg — “soon.”
There was no mention of any Asian country at the launch in Spain, but we’re pretty sure Xiaomi will release the phone in the region as well. We have a feeling it will come to the Philippines.
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 vs Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro: So what’s the difference?
Besides getting only a single variant for the regular model (at least for now) and shipping with Google services? Everything about the two devices is identical. Even the Mi Note 10 Pro Edition is like the Mi CC9 Pro Premium Edition.
The international version’s penta-camera setup comprises a 5-megapixel telephoto lens that can handle 5x optical zoom, 10x hybrid zoom, and 50x digital zoom; a 12-megapixel depth sensor; the aforementioned 108-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.7 aperture and 4-axis OIS; a 20-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera with a 117-degree field-of-view; and a 2-megapixel macro sensor that gets you as close to 1.5cm to a subject.
The selfie camera placed in the waterdrop notch is a 32-megapixel shooter with an f/2.0 aperture.
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 official video
The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 also has a curved edge-to-edge FHD+ AMOLED screen measuring 6.47 inches. The said display features a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and an in-display fingerprint sensor.
The phone runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor with Android 9 Pie-based MIUI 11. Connectivity options include Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, NFC, and dual 4G VoLTE support.
The phone’s big 5,260mAh battery supports 30-watt fast charging, which can completely charge the phone in 65 minutes. It also comes equipped with a 3.5mm headphone jack, a loud 1CC large loudspeaker, and an IR blaster.
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 specs
- 6.47-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display, 2,340 x 1,080 resolution
- 8nm Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor
- 6GB (non-Pro)/8GB RAM (Pro)
- 128GB (non-Pro)/256GB storage (Pro)
- Penta camera: 108MP, f/1.7 main (8P lens for the Pro Edition, 7P lens for the non-Pro); 20MP, f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle; 8MP, f/2.0 telephoto with 5x optical zoom, up to 50x digital zoom; 12MP telephoto/portrait with 2x optical zoom; 2MP macro
- 32-megapixel, f/2.0 front camera
- Quad flash
- Fingerprint reader (in-screen)
- 5,260mAh battery with 30-watt fast wired charging
- MIUI 11 based on Android 9.0 Pie
Video you may want to watch
DxOMark’s video: Review of the camera image quality of the Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro Premium Edition, aka the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro
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