Finally, Xiaomi has taken the covers off the much-anticipated Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G smartphone. The device is the latest addition to the Mi 10 series, which consists of smartphones like Xiaomi Mi 10, Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro, Xiaomi Mi 10T, and Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro.
The existing smartphones in the Mi 10 series arrived with the Snapdragon 856 chipset. However, the all-new Mi 10i comes with a less powerful chipset that supports 5G connectivity.
The Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G debuts with a 6.67-inch IPS LCD punch-hole panel that supports a Full HD+ resolution, an aspect ratio of 20:9, and 450nits of brightness.
Not only that, but the screen also has support for HDR10, a high refresh rate of 120Hz, and a touch sampling rate of 240Hz.
It has a dimension of 165.4 x 76.8 x 9mm, and it weighs 215 grams. The front and back sides of the phone are shielded by the Gorilla Glass 5.
Talking cameras, the Mi 101 5G arrives with an EIS-ready 16-megapixel front-facing shooter. The lens can record 1080p video at 30fps and slow-motion videos at 120fps.
On the rear shell, a circular-shaped camera module housing four cameras is present. The module consists of the new 108-megapixel Samsung ISOCELL HM2 lens followed by a super-wide 8-megapixel shooter, and a pair of 2-megapixel sensors – one is a macro sensor and the other a depth lens.
Inside, the Snapdragon 750G chipset alongside Adreno 619 graphics processor drives the Xiaomi Mi 10i 5G. The handset offers the user up to 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 265GB of UFS 2.2 storage.
The smartphone comes pre-loaded with the MIUI 12 based on the Android 10 OS – for a 2021 phone, Xiaomi should at least ship it with the Android 11.
However, the Mi 10i 5G houses a 4,820mAh battery that supports 33W fast charging tech.
For connectivity, the new Mi 10i 5G carries support for dual SIM, 4G / 5G, dual-frequency GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, GPS, USB-C, Hi-Res Audio, IR blaster, stereo speakers, and a 3.5mm audio jack.
Other features of the Mi 10i 5G include a side-facing fingerprint scanner, an in-built cooling system, and built-in temperature sensors for modulating device temperature.
The Xiaomi Mi 10i arrived in India in the following variants:
- 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage – Rs 20,999 (~$287)
- 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage – Rs 21,999 (~$300)
- 8 GB RAM + 256 GB storage – Rs 23,999 (~$328)