15 January 2021
The Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G has officially been unveiled as a smartphone designed while keeping Indians in mind. It is said to be a 'Made in India' phone but is essentially a rebranded Mi 10T Lite that was released in China. The phone is packed with premium features including 5G connectivity but it is the pricing that makes it a solid contender in its price segment.
The Mi 10i sports a 6.67-inch Full HD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels) LCD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and a centered punch-hole. It offers up to 120Hz refresh rate and thanks to AdaptiveSync, the phone will dynamically adjust the refresh rate to match with the content. There are six different refresh rate settings: 30Hz, 48Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz, 90Hz, and 120Hz. Other display panel features include Reading mode 3.0, Sunlight display 3.0, and TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light certification.
Under the hood, the phone has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G processor with Adreno 619 GPU. There are three configuration variants featuring up to 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and up to 128GB of UFS 2.2 storage. The phone also offers microSD card support for storage expansion.
The back panel has a quad-camera setup headlined by the 108-megapixel Samsung HM2 sensor with f/1.75 aperture. The other three cameras include an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor with f/2.2 aperture, a 2-megapixel macro sensor, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The front camera on the phone is a 16-megapixel sensor which is housed inside the punch-hole.
The whole package is powered by a 4,820mAh battery with support for 33W fast charging. It will ship with MIUI 12 based on Android 10 but we can expect Android 11 to land sooner than later. The phone also has a 3.5mm headphone jack and comes with the 33W fast charger in the retail box.
Xiaomi Mi 10i pricing:
- 6GB/64GB for INR 20,999
- 6GB/128GB for INR 21,999
- 8GB/128GB for INR 23,999
The phone will go on sale starting January 8th but if you are an Amazon Prime member, you will be able to purchase it one day earlier i.e. January 7th. It will be sold via Amazon India, Mi.com online store, and Xiaomi's various offline stores.