This week, Xiaomi held an online only announcement for its new Xiaomi Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro phones. A more traditional launch event had been planned, but with the outbreak of Coronavirus, this became impossible.
Not long after the launch, Xiaomi India’s managing director took to Twitter to tease the possibility of the new phones launching in India, and soon. As the phones cannot be manufactured in India, they’ll have to be brought in from overseas, and this will mean a slightly different pricing model – in simple terms, it’ll bump the price up a bit for Indian customers.
Xiaomi has delayed the retail launch due to difficulty in getting product out of China for now, and so this will also likely delay the launch in India. That said, the specifications make the Xiaomi Mi 10 range look pretty good, so it will be worth the wait:
- Display: 6.67-inch AMOLED panel, punch-hole design, 90Hz refresh rate
- Chipset & GPU: Snapdragon 865 SoC, 7nm, Adreno 650 GPU
- RAM & Storage: up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM, up to 256GB UFS 3.0 storage
- Rear cameras: Quad camera module, 108MP main sensor, 13MP ultrawide lens, 2MP macro lens, 2MP depth of field
- Selfie camera: 20MP front snapper
- Software: MIUI based on Android 10
- Battery: 4780mAh capacity, 30W wired and wireless charging, 10W wireless reverse charging
- 8GB + 128GB – 3999 yuan ($850 AUD)
- 8GB + 256GB – 4299 yuan ($915 AUD)
- 12GB + 256GB – 4699 yuan ($1000 AUD)
That pricing, based on Chinese prices, is indicative only, and if you factor in the cost of getting product into India and onto shelves, it’s not inconceivable that pricing there will be a little higher than what’s quoted above.
Pricing for India – and indeed, the rest of the world – will undoubtedly be shared soon, once we get closer to retail availability after shipping delays are resolved.