Mi 10, set-top box, and more: everything Xiaomi India will launch on May 8th

The Mi 10 India launch event will begin at 12:30pm IST and will be live-streamed online

  • Mi 10 5G price in India is expected to be around Rs 40,000 and is powered by the Snapdragon 865 chipset
  • This will be the first time Xiaomi launches a set-top box and truly wireless earphones in India

Xiaomi is gearing up for a major launch event in India tomorrow i.e Friday, May 8th. The highlight of the event will be the Mi 10 flagship smartphone, marking the company’s re-entry in the premium segment. In addition to the Mi 10 flagship smartphone, Xiaomi has also revealed a few other products that will be announced. The brand is set to debut its first truly wireless earphones in India with the Mi Wireless Earphones 2. The TWS earbuds are expected to come with an affordable price tag to take on the Realme Buds Air. Additionally, Xiaomi has revealed that it will also launch the Mi Box smart set-top box. The Mi Box will allow you to turn a regular feature TV into a smart TV. 

Here’s a quick look at everything Xiaomi plans to announce during the Mi 10 launch event on May 8th. 

Xiaomi Mi 10

The main attraction of the Xiaomi India launch event will be the Mi 10, which is the company’s high-end flagship smartphone. The smartphone is expected to come with a premium price tag in India, especially after the recent GST rate hike. While the official price will be revealed tomorrow, it is speculated that the Mi 10 price in India will be around Rs 40,000. 

Mi 10 specifications include a 108MP quad camera setup, 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate, Snapdragon 865 5G chipset paired with up to 12GB RAM, and 512GB internal storage. The smartphone houses a 4,780mAh battery and supports 30W fast wired and wireless charging. The display features a punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera and and you get an in-display fingerprint sensor as well. Xiaomi has revealed that the smartphone will ship with an ad-free MIUI experience. The Mi 10 will be going up against the OnePlus 8 Pro in India. 

Mi Box smart set-top box

One of the more exciting new products from Xiaomi is the Mi Box set-top box. While the company has not revealed the exact model yet, the product listing on the Xiaomi India website suggests it is the Mi Box S. This is a 4K UHD streaming device that can be plugged to a regular TV to turn it into a smart TV. The Android-powered set-top box will bring you access to OTT apps like Netflix, YouTube, Google Play Movies, and so on. It will also bring access to the Play Store from where you can download a number of apps.

The Mi Box S comes with Chromecast built-in and Google Assistant support with a dedicated button for the AI on the remote. The set-top box also supports 4K HDR content, provided it is connected to a 4K TV. Additionally the device also supports Dolby and DTS surround sound. The Mi Box S price in the US is $59.99 (approx Rs 4,500). The set-top-box will take on the Amazon Fire TV stick and Google Chromecast in India. 

Mi True Wireless Earphones 2

Xiaomi will launch a pair of truly wireless earbuds in India for the first time. Again, the company has not confirmed the model yet, but the teaser image reveals the TWS earbuds are most likely the Mi True Wireless Earphones 2. The earphones were launched globally in March priced at EUR 79.99 (approx Rs 6,700). The Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 come with a stem design and feature 14.2mm drivers.

The Xiaomi TWS earbuds also tout features like environmental noise cancellation (ENC), Bluetooth high-definition tone technology (LHDC), and in-ear detection using built-in optical sensors. The Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 promise to deliver four hours of battery life on a single charge and up to 14 hours with the help of the charging case.