Xiaomi China has announced that it will unveil a new handset called the Mi 10 Youth Edition at an event in China. The announcement came via Xiaomi’s official Weibo account — a popular microblogging platform for Chinese citizens. The post reveals that the phone will be officially unveiled to Chinese users on April 27 — about a week from today. Xiaomi has also posted a poster of the phone that mentions some of the specifications of the device. The poster also mentions that the company will also preview MIUI 12 at the event.
Let us take a closer look.
Note that as of now, we do not know all the specifications of the Xiaomi Mi 10 Youth Edition. However, going by the naming scheme, it is clear that this handset is a stripped-down version of the Mi 10. We expect the phone to ship with a mid-range processor — which in this case, is likely to be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G.
What is also evident from the poster is the quad-camera setup at the rear housed inside a square-shaped camera module. The poster also makes it clear that one of the cameras uses a periscope lens to support up to 50X zoom. The device is set to be announced on April 27 at 2 p.m., local time. While there is a reference to MIUI 12, Xiaomi has stopped short of revealing anything about their upcoming custom UI.
What we know so far about the Xiaomi Mi 10 Youth Edition is the likelihood that it will be a pretty thin device and will almost certainly come with support for 5G networks. The device had earlier appeared on the Chinese 3C certification website which also indicated that the device will come with a 22.5W fast charger. The rated battery capacity is 4,160mAh. There is a high chance that the Mi 10 Youth Edition is in fact the same device as the Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G that was launched in Europe a few weeks ago – with some changes to the camera.