The Xiaomi Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro will make their global launch March 27. The phones were supposed to have been launched at this year’s Mobile World Congress trade show, which was cancelled due to coronavirus concerns.
(Update, March 28: They’re official worldwide! Plus there’s another model. Read Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G launched alongside Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro globally.)
(Update, March 8: Low-key teasing happening in the Philippines. Read Xiaomi PH starts teasing Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro.)
As you might recall, Xiaomi hosted a separate launch event for the Mi 10 series in China last month. The rescheduled global reveal date was posted on the company’s official social media channels, along with the hashtag #Mi10 and the number “10” in the accompanying image.
And just like in China, the Mi 10 event slated for later this month will be an online-only affair that will be streamed on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.
As expected, both the Xiaomi Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro feature heavyweight specs and premium designs, but unlike Android flagships from companies like Samsung, they’re on the more affordable side.
The base Mi 10 with 8GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage is priced at ¥3,999 (around P29,165 or $577), while the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro variant with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage starts at ¥4,999 (P36,458 or $721). Prices for the top-shelf Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro go up to ¥4,699 (P34,270 or $678) and ¥5,999 (P43,751 or $865), respectively — still comparatively lower than their counterparts at the top of the Android heap.
There’s no word yet on their prices and availability in the Philippines, but we expect the Mi 10 series to launch here soon after its global announcement. Last year, the company’s local arm released the Mi 9 in the country a month after the phone was made official for international markets.
Time to test this one?
Specs-wise, both the Xiaomi Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro headline 6.67-inch OLED displays with a 90Hz refresh rate; a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 bundled with a 5G modem; LPDDR5 RAM; UFS 3.0 storage; a 20-megapixel selfie camera; and a 108-megapixel camera system on the back that has received the highest rating ever for a smartphone shooter from DxOMark.
Xiaomi Mi 10 vs Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro: A specs comparison
Main image by @KeJiJiuZhouJun via Xiaomi
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