After launching the Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G in China last year, Xiaomi launched the phone in India today but under the “Mi” series. It launched as Xiaomi Mi 10i & apart from the name, there isn’t any significant difference between it and the Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G. It is a 5G phone and Xiaomi has priced the base variant at Rs 20,999. At the price, the phone offers a 108 Megapixel camera, Snapdragon 750G SOC, a 120Hz LCD, 33W Fast Charging, and more.
There is no change in the design except for the logo on the rear. It says “Mi” instead of “Redmi”. There is a circular camera module having the Quad camera setup in it. There is a side-facing fingerprint scanner and on the front, Mi 10i has a centered hole-punch cutout. The USB Type-C port is present on the bottom alongside the headphone jack & the primary speaker.
There is a 6.67-inch LCD on the front with a 120Hz refresh rate and Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Under the hood, Xiaomi Mi 10i is powered by the Snapdragon 750G SOC which comes with an integrated X52 5G modem & is built on the 8nm manufacturing process. This chip is paired with 6/8GB LPDDR4X RAM and 64/128GB UFS 2.2 storage.
The triple camera setup on the rear includes a primary 108 Megapixel Samsung HM2 sensor paired with an 8 Megapixel ultrawide camera, a 2 Megapixel macro, and a 2 Megapixel depth sensor. There is support for 4K recording but only up to 30fps. The camera on the front is a 16 Megapixel shooter with up to FHD 60fps video recording capability.
Xiaomi Mi 10i has a big 4,820mAh battery and supports 33W fast charging via the Type-C port. The 33W adapter comes in the box. Finally, MIUI 12 based on Android 10 runs out of the box.