Xiaomi started ten years ago in China, and it debuted its first smartphone a year after. Within this decade, the Chinese brand has stood the test of time. Today, they announced the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra – the latest phone among their numerous lineups. In this post, you will get to find the Mi 10 Ultra key features, full specification, and the price you can get it from stores.
Mi 10 Ultra Features
The Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra is built around a curved 6.67-inch FHD+ OLED display with 10-bit color output. The display has a 120Hz refresh rate accompanied by a 240Hz touch sampling for buttery smooth operation. The HDR 10+ panel sports a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and can reach 1,120nit peak brightness.
At the top left corner of the display you will find the 20MP selfie camera. There is also an improved in-display fingerprint reader, and stereo speakers.
Moving to the back, you will find a large camera setup. The camera setup is made up of a 48MP primary sensor and f/1.85 lens with OIS, accompanied by another 48MP f/4.1 periscope which brings 5x optical and 120x hybrid zoo. Both primary telephoto camera also support 8k video recording. The other two cameras are 20MP ultrawide snapper with 13mm local length, and a 12MP telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom.
Under the hood of the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra is a Snapdragon 865 chipset paired with 8, 12, or 16GB LPDDR5 RAM and 128, 256, 512GB UFS 3.1 storage.
The company is also bringing the LiquidCool 2.0 vapor chamber alongside a six stacked graphite layer combo to ensure optimal thermal management. Cooling will also matter big time to the Mi 10 Ultra due to its blazing fast charging speeds.
The included 120W Mi Turbo Charge will be the fastest commercially available solution once the phone hits the shelves. Xiaomi claims it can fill up the 4500mAh battery in just 20 minutes flat. The cell itself is advertised as a graphene-based lithium-ion battery which is another first for Xiaomi. But how would these fast top-ups fare over time you ask? Xiaomi promises the Mi 10 Ultra will still have at least 90% capacity after 800 charging cycles.
Wireless charging on the Ultra is no slouch as it can pump up 50W speeds. This will also be the fastest around when it launches and can fully charge the battery from 0% in 40 minutes. You’ll need to buy a compatible wireless charger to reach these speeds though. The phone also supports 10W reverse wireless charging. The software side is covered by MIUI 12 on top of Android 10.
Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra Price and Availability
The phone will be available in Mercury Silver and Obsidian Black, all of which feature ceramic backs. The real deal however is the limited Mi 10 Ultra Transparent Edition.
The Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra price starts at CNY 5,299 ($760) for the 8GB/128GB base version. There is also an 8/256GB version for CNY 5,599 ($805), a 12/256GB model for CNY 5,999 ($865) and a top of the line 16/512GB trim for CNY 6,999 ($1005). Sales in China start on August 16, 2020.
The International availability was not spoken about, but we are expecting Xiaomi to hold a separate event for it soon enough.
Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra Specification
|Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G|
|2G bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA|
|3G bands||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100|
|4G bands||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41|
|5G bands||1, 3, 41, 78, 79 SA/NSA|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G|
|Announced||2020, August 11|
|Status||Coming soon. Exp. release 2020, August 16|
|Dimensions||162.4 x 75.1 x 9.5 mm (6.39 x 2.96 x 0.37 in)|
|Weight||221.8 g (7.83 oz)|
|Build||Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 6), aluminum frame|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Type||OLED capacitive touchscreen, 1B colors|
|Size||6.67 inches, 109.2 cm2 (~89.5% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~386 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
120Hz refresh rate
800 nits typ. brightness (advertised)
|OS||Android 10, MIUI 12|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+)|
|CPU||Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 585)|
|Internal||128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 16GB RAM|
|Quad||48 MP, f/1.9, 25mm (wide), 1/1.32″, 1.2µm, PDAF, Laser AF, OIS|
48 MP, f/4.1, 120mm (periscope telephoto), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS, 5x optical zoom, 120x hybrid zoom
12 MP, f/2.0, 50mm (telephoto), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, 2x optical zoom
20 MP, f/2.2, 128˚, 12mm (ultrawide), 1/2.8″, 1.0µm, PDAF
|Features||Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama|
|Video||8K@24fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240/960fps, gyro-EIS, HDR10 rec.|
|Single||20 MP, f/2.3, (wide), 1/3.4″, 0.8µm|
|Video||1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps, gyro-EIS|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.1, A2DP, LE, aptX HD|
|GPS||Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS|
|USB||2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer|
|Non-removable graphene-enhanced Li-Ion 4500 mAh battery|
|Charging||Fast charging 120W, 41% in 5 min, 100% in 23 min (advertised)|
Fast wireless charging 50W, 100% in 40 mins (advertised)
Reverse wireless charging 10W
Quick Charge 5, Quick Charge 4+
Power Delivery 3.0
|Colors||Obsidian Black, Mercury Silver, Transparent Edition|
|Price||About 650 EUR|