Xiaomi Mi 10 SeriesSource: Xiaomi

What you need to know

  • Xiaomi has announced the global availability of its Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro.
  • The company has also added a new Mi 10 Lite, aimed at making 5G more accessible.
  • The Mi 10 Lite starts from ₤349, while the bigger Mi 10 series will start from ₤799.

Xiaomi has announced the global availability of the Xiaomi Mi 10 series. It's also added a new member to the family, the Mi 10 Lite 5G.

Let's start on the more recent one — the Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite. As its name implies, it's a 'lite' version of the Mi 10, but that doesn't mean Xiaomi plans to shortchange you. The company will be equipping this with the very powerful Snapdragon 765G processor — rumored to sit in both the LG G9 and Pixel 5 in addition to the Nokia 8.3. Around the front, you'll find a 6.57-inch AMOLED TrueColor display (but no 90Hz refresh). The camera also seems to be similarly beefy, with Xiaomi adding a 48MP quad-camera. Specs rarely say anything substantive about cameras, so Xiaomi's promises vis à vis night mode, dynamic skyscaping et al will have to be tested in the real world first. It'll set you back ₤349 when it launches sometime in May.

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As for the Xiaomi Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro, they are essentially the same as released in the Chinese market. You'll get the same big 6.67-inch AMOLED TrueColor 90Hz displays, a Spapdragon 865 powering the whole affair, and at least 8GB of RAM to back them.

The main differences are the cameras and batteries, with the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro sporting a smaller 4,500mAh battery with faster 50W fast charge while the regular Mi 10 has a 4,789 mAh battery with 30w fast charge.

The Mi 10 Pro will be available in two colors, Alpine White and Solstice Grey with 8GB of RAM and 256GB at €999. The smaller Mi 10 retains 8GB but adds a 128GB variant in addition to the 256GB edition. It'll set you back €799 and €899 respectively.

Xiaomi Mi Note 10

It's not the Xiaomi Mi 10, but it's no slouch either. The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 was the world's first phone to come with a 108MP camera. It keeps Xiaomi's design chops with a massive 6.47-inch curved display, and you'll find that it works with most U.S. carriers.

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