The Xiaomi Mi 10 marked an emphatic entry into the premium smartphone market that the company had barely explored in the past. With all the feedback and experience, Xiaomi will unveil its second mainstream flagship of the year – the Mi 10T series.
Xiaomi has carried out a semi-annual update cycle for its flagships over the past few years. Even if 2020 is quite a setback, the same philosophy seems to be followed this year as well. Not much is known about the Mi 10T series right now other than that it exists and will replace the Mi 10 by the beginning of the year. It’s an important device from Xiaomi as the Mi 10 Ultra won’t be available outside of China and large shoes will have to be filled later this year.
Most of the information we have right now comes from source code directories, early product listings on ecommerce portals, and some leaks. Here is everything we know about the Xiaomi Mi 1
In a nutshell
- What is it? Mi 10T, a new flagship series from Xiaomi
- When is it out? September
- How much does it cost? Less than other flagships
Release date and price of the Xiaomi Mi 10T
The Xiaomi Mi 10T series probably consists of three smartphones, a vanilla Mi 10T, an optimized Mi 10T Pro and a mid-range Mi 10T Lite. Specific differences are currently unknown, but at least one of these models will be available worldwide in the coming months.
In September, an affordable 5G smartphone with an upcoming Snapdragon 7 series chipset will be launched as a new member of the Mi 10 family. We assume that at a price of less than 300 euros it is the Mi 10T Lite (name unconfirmed), the first phone in the Mi 10T series.
Following the usual launch cycle, the rest of the Mi 10T family should be announced in the following weeks, with October being the most likely candidate. The launch could take place in China before other regions.
Xiaomi is known for being very competitive with its smartphone prices. While this also applied to the Mi 10, it was considerably more expensive than anything else from the company. There is no indication of the pricing of the Mi 10T series, but we hope for a lower starting price this time around.
In India, the Mi 10 costs Rs 49,999 for the basic variant, while the Mi 10 Pro was not launched in India. However, Ishan Agarwal suggests that the price of the Mi 10T will be around Rs 35,000.
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Design and display
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To update: The popular Leakster Digital Chat Station has shared official looking renders of the Mi 10T Pro in a dark black finish.
In terms of design, the Mi 10T series should be similar to its predecessor, with a large curved display on the front and a colorful class on the back with a large camera array – items that have become standard for flagships this year .
XDA developer was able to get his hands on some product renders from an online marketplace that is said to be from the Mi 10T Pro. Accordingly, there will be a triple camera array with a primary 108MP shooter on the back. It appears to have a silver finish, but there will be other colors as well. Some code digging revealed that the phone has a 144 Hz display, which is a rare feat for smartphones. The panel technology and the location of the fingerprint scanner must be determined. The non-pro model is likely to be a bit more conservative in this regard.
When it comes to the performance of the flagship devices, this has been a very easy choice for the smartphone makers. With the availability of MediaTek Dimensity chipsets still somewhat patchy outside of China, the Mi 10T series is expected to introduce the Snapdragon 865 Plus chipset on board.
Since both the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro were powered by Snapdragon 865, we expect the Mi 10 Pro to be upgraded, at least with the Snapdragon 865 Plus, and the Mi 10T could include the Snapdragon 865, which is still a powerful chipset . 8GB of RAM has been set as the standard for the Xiaomi flagship with the Mi 10 series, and the Mi 10T series is likely to follow suit. We can expect the device to have at least two RAM variants – 8 GB and 12 GB, unless Xiaomi also jumps on board and joins Asus with a 16 GB variant. On the storage side, the Mi 10T series is expected to offer up to 512 GB of RAM with 128 GB of base storage model in-house.
The main highlight of the Mi 10 series was the camera. Both the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro are packaged in a 108MP primary snapper. While the Mi 10 had an ultra-wide (13MP), macro (2MP) and depth sensor (2MP), the Mi 10 Pro had a few telephoto lenses (8MP and 12MP), followed by a 20MP ultra-wide camera.
With the Mi 10T series, Xiaomi could take a step back. Due to the leaks, the Mi 10T Pro could come with a 108MP triple camera. We assume that the other two sensors are an ultra-wide angle and a telephoto lens. Some leaks also indicated a 64-megapixel triple camera stack, but this could be one of the cheaper models.
On the front, the Mi 10T series should be provided with a single hole cutout on the left. The Mi 10 series was equipped with a 20 megapixel selfie snapper. The same is expected for the Mi 10T series, if not with an additional wide-angle snapper.
The Mi 10 is equipped with a 4,780 mAh battery, while the Mi 10 Pro comes with a slightly lower 4,500 mAh battery. While the Mi 10 supported 30 W wired and wireless fast charging, the Mi 10 Pro supported 50 W wired fast charging and 30 W wireless fast charging.
According to XDA, the battery of the Mi 10T series will be rated for 5,000 mAh with slight differences between the models. Charging speeds will almost certainly get faster, but doubt whether the new 120W turbocharging will make the cut. Wireless charging, on the other hand, will most likely do it.