Xiaomi subsidiary Mi has launched its Mi 10i smartphone with 5G support in India.
The retail price of Mi 10i smartphone is Rs 20,999 for the 6GB + 64GB store variant. The 6GB + 128GB storage option is priced at Rs 21,999. There is also a 8GB + 128GB storage option priced at Rs 23,999 in India.
The Mi 10i smartphone features 108MP camera sensor.
Mi brand aims to bring the latest and the best technology to Mi Fans. “The Mi 10 series (Mi 10, Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro) has received an overwhelming response, reiterating our aspiration to bring breakthrough technology,” Manu Jain, managing director of Mi India, said in a statement.
The 5G smartphone will go on sale on Amazon India, Mi.com, Mi Studio stores, and Mi Home stores from January 7 at 12 noon and will be available soon across 10,000+ retail partners across the country.
The Mi 10i has a quad rear camera setup that includes a 108MP Samsung HM2 sensor with a 1/1.52-inch sensor size, 9-in-1 pixel binning, 2.1um superpixel, and f/1.75 aperture. There’s an 8MP ultra-wide sensor as well with 120 degree field of view and f/2.2 aperture. There is a 2MP macro lens and a 2MP depth lens as well.
The Mi 10i smartphone houses a 16MP front-facing camera for selfies and video chats.
The smartphone features a 6.67-inch full-HD+ (1,080×2,400 pixels) waterdrop-style notch display with up to 120Hz adaptive sync refresh rate,
The 5G smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G processor with up to 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage, which can be expanded up to 512GB via microSD card slot.
Xiaomi Mi 10i comes with a 4,820mAh battery with 33W fast charging support and it runs on MIUI 12 based on Google Android 11. The smartphone offers a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and an IR sensor.
Xiaomi India said connectivity options include 5G SA/NSA Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 6 802.11 ax, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C. The smartphone measures 165.38X76.8X9.0mm and the weight is 214 grams.
Xiaomi, the #1 smartphone brand in India 3+ years, has shipped 13.5 million smartphones in Q3 2020, achieving a growth of 7 percent.
Xiaomi’s Redmi 8A Dual, Redmi 8, and Redmi Note 9 smartphones were the top models nationally despite Xiaomi facing supply constraints in the early weeks of the third quarter. Xiaomi maintained the lead in the online channel with a 35 percent share, with POCO (sub-brand under Xiaomi) reaching an all-time high of more than one (1) million shipments in 3Q20.
Research firm IDC expects the low-end and mid-range segment to continue being the volume driver. “As consumer sentiment improves in the next few quarters, upgrades and affordable 5G offerings in the US$200-500 segment is expected to drive growth,” said Upasana Joshi, associate research manager of Client Devices at IDC India.