Xiaomi India’s Managing Director, Manu Kumar Jain, has published a Tweet saying “It’s coming #108MP.” As you might know, the brand recently launched the Mi Note 10 smartphone in Europe, which has a 108MP camera. And it is the only 108MP camera smartphone in the world at the moment. So, the Tweet from Manu Kumar Jain strongly suggests that the brand is set to launch the Mi Note 10 smartphone in the Indian market.
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— #MiFan Manu Kumar Jain (@manukumarjain) November 25, 2019
India Launch Date of Mi Note 10 Is Currently Unknown; Price Could Be Around INR 40,000
Unfortunately, Manu did not reveal the launch date of the Mi Note 10 for India. That being said, Xiaomi usually teases any smartphone at least three weeks before its launch date. So, you can expect the Mi Note 10 to launch in the Indian market by the end of December. The brand has not revealed any detail regarding the price of the smartphone for the Indian market yet. If the Mi Note 10’s European pricing is anything to go by, it might launch in India at a starting price of INR 40,000.
Mi Note 10 Does Not Come with a Flagship-grade Processor
While the Mi Note 10 offers a flagship-grade display, camera, connectivity options, and battery features, it does not have a high-end processor, and that’s the biggest trait of the device. It comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G chipset, which isn’t weak by any means, but it isn’t as powerful as the flagship mobile SoC from Qualcomm – the Snapdragon 855+ — which, the other flagship smartphones in the same price range feature.
People Might Choose Realme X2 Pro Over the Mi Note 10 in India
In my opinion, due to the lack of flagship SoC, people in India would prefer other smartphones in the same price range, such as the Realme X2 Pro, OnePlus 7T, and the Asus ROG Phone 2, instead of the going with the Xiaomi’s Mi Note 10. The only chance Xiaomi has to make the Mi Note 10 successful in terms of sales in the Indian market is to price the smartphone below INR 25,000. Although, I am not sure if Xiaomi would be able to make that possible.
Xiaomi Mi Note 10: Specifications
The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 has a 6.47-inch AMOLED screen with Full HD+ resolution. The display has features 600 nits maximum brightness, 100% DCI-P3 coverage, HDR10, and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. While other smartphones in the price range feature a notch-less display, the display of the Mi Note 10, unfortunately, has a notch on it.
The standout feature of the Mi Note 10 is its rear camera setup. The device has a 108MP primary camera at the rear, making it the smartphone with the highest camera resolution in the world. This camera uses pixel-binning to produce 27MP images, which is almost twice the size of the pictures that a 64MP camera can produce with the pixel-binning feature. The 108MP camera is not just impressive on paper, it has an excellent image quality as well, according to various reports online. The Mi Note 10 also tops the DXOMark’s smartphone camera list.
The 108MP primary camera is accompanied by a 5MP telephoto camera with 5x optical zoom, a 12MP telephoto camera with 2x optical zoom, a 20MP ultrawide camera, a 2MP macro camera, and a quad-LED flash. Unfortunately, no camera at the rear can record 4K videos at 60 frames per second, as the chipset does not support it. The highest resolution you can opt for recording videos is 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels) at 30 frames per second.
As I said earlier, the Mi Note 10 comes powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G chipset featuring eight Kryo 470 CPU cores and Adreno 618 GPU. The device comes in only one memory configuration – 6GB RAM + 128GB storage. If you want higher RAM and/or storage, you’ll have to go for the Mi Note 10 Pro; it comes with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. The Mi Note 10 packs a massive, 5260mAh battery supporting 30W fast charging.