What you need to know
- Xiaomi has announced a new addition to its Mi 10 series of smartphones.
- The new Mi 10S features a 90Hz AMOLED screen, Snapdragon 870 processor, and a 108MP camera.
- It will go on sale in China from March 12 for a starting price of 3,299 yuan ($506).
Xiaomi's Redmi sub-brand announced its first Snapdragon 870-powered smartphone last month, dubbed Redmi K40. Xiaomi has now launched another value flagship phone powered by the same chipset.
The new Xiaomi Mi 10S sports a 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate and HDR10+ certification. Similar to the flagship Mi 11, the phone features a hole-punch cutout in the top-left corner for a 20MP selfie camera. Xiaomi has paired the Snapdragon 870 processor under the hood of the Mi 10S with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.0 storage.
On the back of the phone is a quad-camera array with a 108MP main sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide lens, a 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. The phone also packs a large 4,780mAh battery with 33W wired and 30W wireless charging speeds. On the software side of things, the Mi 10S runs MIUI 12 based on Android 11.
The Mi 10S is set to go on sale in China from March 12. Like Xiaomi's other value flagship phones, the Mi 10S is a lot more affordable than Samsung's best Android phones. While the 8GB/128GB version of the phone will retail for 3,299 yuan ($506) in the country, the 12GB/256GB version will be available for 3,799 yuan ($583). Xiaomi hasn't revealed any plans of launching the Mi 10S in global markets yet.
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