Xiaomi finally launched the Xiaomi Mi 10 and the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro smartphones in China. Both the devices flaunt flagship-level specifications like a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G chipset, up to 512GB of onboard storage, 50W fast charging, and a 108MP primary sensor. The Mi 10 smartphone does not appear to stay exclusive to its homeland and it might soon be making its way to the Indian soils. Well, we now have some concrete evidence to prove this theory. Today, let’s check out the reason and the hints that point towards the Xiaomi Mi 10 device launching in India soon.
Xiaomi Mi 10 Could Launch in India soon: Here’s Why
Even before Xiaomi launched the Xiaomi Mi 10 series in China, we spotted the vanilla Xiaomi Mi 10 device on the Indian BIS certification website, which hinted at an imminent launch.
— Mukul Sharma (@stufflistings) February 12, 2020
Not only that, as soon as Xiaomi launched the Mi 10 series in China, Manu Kumar Jain, Global VP, Xiaomi, and MD, Xiaomi India, took it to Twitter and hinted at the launch of the Xiaomi Mi 10 in the country.
However, making such a device requires state of the art facilities, which are not available in India.
We will have to import 100% of units if we launch the #Mi10 in India. Hence, it will have a different pricing model than usual.
— Manu Kumar Jain (@manukumarjain) February 13, 2020
Manu, however, has not explicitly said that the Mi 10 device will launch in India. He has added certain ‘if’s’ to the probable launch of the device. He says, “However, making such a device requires state-of-the-art facilities, which are not available in India. We will have to import 100% of units if we launch the #Mi10 in India. Hence, it will have a different pricing model than usual.” This is a clear-cut hint that the Xiaomi Mi 10 device will likely launch in India, with an expensive price tag nonetheless.
Adding to it, XDA Developers have recently spotted that Xiaomi is developing new MIUI builds for the Mi 10 and the Mi 10 Pro devices. These MIUI 11 builds are being developed for the following regions:
- EEA (European Economic Area)
- RU (Russia)
- ID (Indonesia)
- IN (India)
This, therefore, shows that the Mi 10 smartphone could launch in the regions we have listed above. It is worth noting that Xiaomi has shied away from launching its Mi series of smartphones for quite a while now, but the company officials have hinted a potential comeback of the Mi devices in India for 2020.
As far as the specifications of the Xiaomi Mi 10 series of smartphones go, we have all the intel on both the devices – their prices, specifications, and features. In case you are curious as to what the Xiaomi Mi 10 and the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro mobiles have in store for you, you can check out our coverage of the same.
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