- Xiaomi will launch the Mi 10 series on February 11.
- The Mi 10 borrows its design from the Mi Mix Alpha concept device.
- Xiaomi will use a 108-megapixel camera in the Mi 10.
Back in December 2019, Xiaomi announced that its Mi 10 flagship would be among the first few phones to use Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865 chipset. However, with Samsung already preparing to unveil the Galaxy S20 series on February 11, Xiaomi is yet to announce a date for being among the first to launch a 2020 flagship. Even though Xiaomi is keeping mum on the launch date, it turns out that it is going head-to-head with Samsung for the Mi 10 launch. Yes, if the leaks are to be believed, then Xiaomi is gearing up for a February 11 launch.
The tip comes from Weibo via ProAndroid, showing the official launch poster for the Xiaomi Mi 10. The poster reveals the launch date, which falls on February 11- the same day as Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked event for the Galaxy S20 series. More than the date, what's even more interesting is that Xiaomi has finally shown the design of the Mi 10 for the first time. It looks nothing like anything we have seen so far and that's good in many ways.
The poster shows two Mi 10 handsets from the rear, in both black and white colour variants. Chances are that these must be the Mi 10 Pro with the best of what Xiaomi has to offer right now. The design borrows a lot from the Mi Mix Alpha that we had a chance to see last week. It gets the same camera strip running the entire length of the phone- only this time, there are four cameras at the back. Rest of the panel wear a clean look with no gradient colour scheme visible.
When it comes to cameras though, Xiaomi seems to be going for the big guns. There appears to be a 108-megapixel camera at the back and chances are that Xiaomi is using the same camera sensor as the one Samsung will rely on for the Galaxy S20 series. Or, Xiaomi could use the slightly less capable sensor that it used in the Mi Note 10. There are three other cameras and these are most likely to be a combination of a telephoto camera with probably 10X optical or hybrid zoom, a wide-angle camera and a macro camera.
No other features can be extracted of this poster yet but expect Xiaomi to reveal some more features or design elements before its official launch on February 11.
The Mi 10 is an important phone for Xiaomi this year as it looks to take on the likes of Samsung and OnePlus. Xiaomi may even end up bringing the Mi 10 series phones to India this year, competing with the upcoming OnePlus 8 series and the affordable Galaxy S20 models.