[Updated] Xiaomi Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro Global Launch Date Delayed Following Coronavirus Scare


Update: An earlier version of this story talked about Xiaomi launching the Mi 10 series on February 23. Xiaomi has since then announced that they will delay the launch of these devices. A statement issued by the company read:

Xiaomi is aware and understands the decision by GSMA to cancel Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2020. As the safety of Xiaomi’s employees, partners, media friends, and guests is our top priority, we will also delay our global product launch of the latest flagship Mi 10 series planned originally for February 23, a day prior to MWC. We will arrange a separate launch event in Europe at a later date, where we will share information on the Mi 10 series and more amazing products. We will keep you posted on this.

The original story is posted below:

Even though there have been several high-profile withdrawals from MWC 2020 due to the ongoing coronavirus scare, I expect the show to still draw a significant amount of crowd and media attention. Several companies, including OPPO, Nokia, and Xiaomi, have planned their important product launches to coincide with the show, and most of them are likely to stick to the schedule. Xiaomi, for example, will announce the launch of its new Mi 10 series of high-end smartphones for international markets on February 23. The company has already sent out press invites announcing the same. As observed in our recent report, the Mi 10 lineup will be first showcased in China on February 13.

Let us now take a closer look at the new Mi 10 series from Xiaomi

Xiaomi Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro: Specifications, Features (Expected)

Xiaomi is expected to launch two new Mi 10 series devices at MWC 2020. Both the models are high-end smartphones and will come powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC. The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro is expected to be identical in almost all respect to the standard version but could feature larger RAM and storage. There is still no clarity on all the key differences between the two variants.

The Mi 10 series is also likely to feature a 108-megapixel camera based on Samsung’s ISOCELL Bright HMX sensor. The large sensor also increases the chances of the device coming with lossless zoom capability. While there is no clarity on the battery capacities, what is rumored is that the Mi 10 will support 48W fast charging while the Pro version will charge at 65W. Both these handsets are also rumored to feature a large display with a punch-hole where the front-facing camera is housed. It was also recently confirmed that the Mi 10 series would also come with LPDDR5 RAM.

Xiaomi Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro: Expected India launch

It remains to be seen whether Xiaomi has plans to bring these high-end handsets to India. The company recently revived the POCO sub-brand in India with the launch of the POCO X2 and is likely to bring another handset called the POCO F2 to India. The Mi 10, if it ever makes it to India, will be priced above these handsets. Anyway, we should get more clarity on the future of these devices for the Indian market in the next few days.