[Exclusive] Xiaomi plans to launch Mi Note 10 with 108MP penta camera setup in India

“While Mi Note 10 India launch is certainly on the cards, there is less information about the debut of the Pro model in the country”

Xiaomi is prepping to launch its latest mid-range offering, the Mi Note 10, in India soon. 91mobiles has learned from sources that the brand is working out a timeline to launch the first non-Android One Mi series smartphone since 2017 in the country to take on the likes of Realme X2 Pro, OnePlus 7 series, and other handsets in the segment. To recall, the Mi Note 10 recently launched as the global version of the Mi CC9 Pro smartphone in Spain as the world’s first smartphone with 108MP penta-camera setup at the back. There is a ‘Pro’ model of Mi Note 10 as well, which rocks 8GB RAM and 256GB storage; however, the source did not mentioned whether the brand plans to launch it in India too.

The source says the Xiaomi top brass is still mulling over the Mi Note 10 India launch timeline. It was earlier slated to launch in India in December along with the Mi MIX Alpha, but that plan has been shelved. While the Mi MIX Alpha will obviously be available in limited quantities to show off the company’s all-display concept phone. On the other hand, Mi Note 10 will be more of a mainstream device that is aimed to compete with handsets by brands such as Realme, OnePlus, Vivo, OPPO, etc.

Xiaomi India chief Manu Kumar Jain is currently in China and in a tweet asked fans what they want the brand to launch in 2020. He has also teased that the brand will launch a phone with 100W fast-charging tech next year in India.

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 specifications

For those unaware, the Mi Note 10 specifiations include a 6.47-inch Arc AMOLED full-HD+ display with a waterdrop notch to house the selfie camera and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 layer. The phone is powered by Qualcomm’s latest 700 series SoC, the Snapdragon 730G, which is forged using 8nm process. This is paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB UFS 2.1 storage onboard. 

Cameras are the major highlight of the Mi Note 10.

For photography, the Mi Note 10’s penta-rear camera setup packs Samsung’s HMX primary sensor with a 108MP resolution, 0.8μm pixel size, f/1.69 aperture, OIS, 7P lens (8P in Pro), and dual-LED flash. The setup also comprises a 12-megapixel secondary sensor with 2x zoom + a 5MP telephoto lens that bears 10x hybrid zoom and optical image stabilisation + 20MP ultra-wide-angle lens + 2MP macro lens for close shots. The front camera of the phone features a 32MP snapper for selfies and video calling. 

Additionally, the Mi Note 10 also features a beefy 5,260mAh battery with 30W fast-charging support, and in-display fingerprint scanner. Connectivity options on the handset include 4G VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, NFC, and USB Type-C. As for the price of Mi Note 10, it starts at €549 (around Rs 43,300) in Europe.

Key Specs

Xiaomi Mi Note 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G | 6 GBProcessor
6.47 inches (16.43 cm) Display
108 MP + 5 MP + 12 MP + 20 MPRear camera
32 MPSelfie camera
5260 mAh Battery
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