Xiaomi had unveiled its flagship Mi 10 series in China last month. Soon after the launch, Xiaomi India MD Manu Kumar Jain teased the arrival of the smartphone in the country. Today, Jain has shared another tweet hinting at the imminent arrival of the Mi 10 series. Xiaomi has been teasing the smartphone with #108MPiscoming in its username. Now it has changed this to #108MPishere. The Mi 10 series is already confirmed to debut globally on March 27th, and it’s possible that the brand could announce it in India on the same day. Additionally, e-commerce portal Amazon also shared the launch announcement suggesting that the Mi 10 will be available on the shopping platform.
Well…yes. Small prep before we make a BIG announcement.
— Mi India #108MPIsHere (@XiaomiIndia) March 18, 2020
Meanwhile, a tweet by tipster Mukul Sharma aka Stufflistings claims that only the standard variant of Mi 10 will be launched in India. The Mi 10 Pro may not make its way to the country because of its higher price. The only difference between the standard and Pro model is in the camera department. Previously, Jain had said that the upcoming flagship smartphone will be priced higher than in China, as Xiaomi would have to import the entire stock of Mi 10 units. Earlier this year, Xiaomi had shared its plan to enter the premium market segment under its Mi series in India. So it’s just a matter of weeks for the Mi 10’s arrival in the country. However, the exact India launch date hasn’t been announced by Xiaomi at the moment.
Only the Mi 10 vanilla will launch. And I'm talking about Indian launch.
— Mukul Sharma (@stufflistings) March 18, 2020
Mi 10 specifications and pricing
The standard Mi 10 features a 6.67-inch curved AMOLED display bearing an FHD+ resolution. There is a punch-hole cutout at the top left corner and the device offers a 90Hz refresh rate screen. Internally, the smartphone is equipped with a Snapdragon 865 chipset with support for 5G connectivity. The processor is paired with up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB onboard storage.
The Mi 10 sports a quad-camera setup comprising of a 108MP main sensor with f/1.7 aperture. It is accompanied by a 13MP super wide-angle lens, 2MP macro shooter and a 2MP depth camera. The phone features a 20MP selfie snapper. The Mi 10 is backed by a 4,780mAh battery with support for 30W wired and wireless charging. It also comes with 10W reverse wireless charging.
The Mi 10’s pricing starts at RMB 3,999 (~Rs 41,000) for the base variant. Pricing in India is expected to be slightly higher.