It was just yesterday that we talked about the imminent India-launch of Xiaomi’s new flagship-grade smartphone — the Xiaomi Mi10. Our own resident leakster Mukul Sharma — famously known as @Stufflistings was among the first to talk about the launch of the handset in India. Shortly, after that Xiaomi’s official Twitter handle updated the header image with the hashtag #108MPIsHere, which indicated that they are looking to launch a phone with a 108MP camera — which, of course, is the Mi 10. Later, Xiaomi India chief Manu Kumar Jain also posted a tweet making the same reference.
Xiaomi Mi 10 India launch details
Earlier today, Xiaomi officially tweeted that Xiaomi will officially launch the phone in India on March 31, 2020. According to the tweet from the official Xiaomi India Twitter handle, the Xiaomi Mi 10 will be officially unveiled for India via an online-only event at 12:30 p.m., on March 31. Interested folks would also be able to preorder the device on the same day starting at 3 p.m. Here is the tweet announcing the official launch event.
Dropping the big news.#Mi10 𝐢𝐬 𝐥𝐚𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐧 𝐌𝐀𝐑𝐂𝐇 𝟑𝟏𝐬𝐭 𝐚𝐭 𝟏𝟐:𝟑𝟎 𝐏𝐌.
Watch the Livestream across our social media handles.
Pre-order starts on March 31st at 3PM.
— Mi India #108MPIsHere (@XiaomiIndia) March 19, 2020
Xiaomi Mi 10 Specifications, Price in India (Expected)
Since the Mi 10 is already available in China and a couple of other markets, we already know most of the specifications of the device. The phone is a large device with a 6.67-inch AMOLED panel with FHD+ resolution. This display also supports 90 Hz refresh rate and also houses a single punch hole camera on the top left corner.
Powering the Mi 10 is the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC with the highest variant featuring up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. There will also be other variants with 8GB RAM and 128GB of storage. The phone gets a large 4,780 mAh battery with support for 30W fast charging as well. The phone can also wirelessly reverse charge other gadgets at 10W. The phone runs Android 10 underneath Xiaomi’s MIUI 11 skin.
The talking point of the phone is its 108MP primary camera, which is part of a quad-camera array consisting of three other sensors.including a 13 MP, f/2.4 ultrawide camera, a 2MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor.
While Xiaomi is yet to talk about the pricing of the device, it is expected to be a relatively expensive offering. To somewhat soften the blow, Xiaomi’s Manu Kumar Jain has already hinted that the pricing of this device will be affected by the recent hike in GST from 12% to 18% for mobile phones.