Xiaomi’s Managing Director Manu Kumar Jain has confirmed that the Mi 10 will launch in India on March 31. The India launch event of the Xiaomi Mi 10 will kick off at 12:30PM. The company has revealed the launch will be live-streamed via Xiaomi’s social media channels. Ahead of the official launch, the company has also revealed pre-order offers.
Xiaomi Mi 10 pre-order offers, specifications, expected price
Those pre-ordering the Xiaomi Mi 10 can get Rs 2,500 discount on Axis Bank credit card and EMI. One can also get Rs 2,000 off on Axis Bank debit card and EMI. As for the pricing, Xiaomi is already selling the device in China, so we can expect Mi 10 price in India to be closer to that. The Xiaomi Mi 10 is priced at RMB 3999, which is around Rs 40,910 in India. Do note that Xiaomi has already hinted that the price of the Mi 10 might be a bit higher in India.
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Just yesterday, Jain explained that the Mi 10 will be launched with a different pricing model. The reason behind this being that Mi 10 will be imported as a completely built unit. This will incur additional import tax in addition to goods and services tax. Xiaomi will also have to factor the depreciating Indian rupee. The import duty of 22 percent and GST at 18 percent will make Mi 10 one expensive smartphone. We expect Xiaomi Mi 10 to be priced around Rs 56,000 when it become official in India later this month. We will have more clarity on price once the global variant debuts on March 27. At that price, Xiaomi will have one competitive flagship, which is precisely what it needs in the Indian market now.
As for the specifications, the smartphone ships with a curved 6.7-inch AMOLED display in China. It comes with a single hole-punch display design. For imaging, there are a total of four cameras at the back. The newly launched Xiaomi Mi 10 features a 108-megapixel main camera that employs the ISOCELL Bright HMX sensor from Samsung. The rear camera setup also includes a 13-megapixel sensor, and two 2-megapixel sensors. The phone has 8K video recording support, OIS and EIS. On the front, the device packs a 20-megapixel sensor.
The smartphone’s panel supports a 90Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch sampling rate. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset. The company has added a big 4,780mAh battery inside the phone. The Mi 10 will support 30W wired Flash Charge tech, 30W wireless charging as well as 10W reverse wireless charging. The Pro version of the phone comes with 50W charging support and features a 4,500mAh battery. Connectivity options of the Mi 10 include 5G, Wi-Fi 6, dual-frequency GPS, NFC, and more.