Xiaomi has announced its MI 10 Ultra flagship in China. The phone comes with a powerful camera setup, 120-watt fast charger and 55-watt wireless charging.
Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra
Xiaomi ‘s Mi 10 Pro does not always come out as the strongest compared to other powerhouses, and Xiaomi now shifts up a gear. The Mi 10 Ultra was recently unveiled to celebrate the Chinese company’s 10th anniversary, with Xiaomi tackling just about every aspect of the Mi 10 Pro to improve it.
First, there is the screen. Xiaomi is still going for a 6.67in AMOLED panel, but this time the screen gets a 120Hz refresh rate. That is, the phone will show nicer animations. The screen has a 19: 5: 9 aspect ratio and it supports HDR10 +.
Mi 10 Ultra Performance and 120-watt charger
Xiaomi ignores Qualcomm ‘s new Snapdragon 865 Plus processor and keeps the Snapdragon 865 chipset. The phone comes in three variants in terms of memory and storage: 8 GB / 128 GB, 12 GB / 256 GB and 16 GB / 512 GB.
The manufacturer opts for the fast LPDDR5 memory and UFS 3.1 storage. Also interesting is the ‘vapor chamber’ cooling that works on the basis of an advanced tube system.
Cooling is very important to this phone, and it all has to do with the heat generated during fast charging. Xiaomi introduces its 120-watt charger with the Mi 10 Ultra, which ensures that your phone is fully charged in just 23 minutes.
If that’s not a mind-boggling figure, there’s the 50-watt wireless charging that allows you to fully charge the phone in 40 minutes without connecting a cable. The Mi 10 Ultra has a 4500 mAh battery.
Mi 10 Ultra New camera setup
The Chinese tech giant is also introducing a new camera setup, and for that, the company uses a larger sensor for the main camera: a 48 MP one with a size of 1 / 1.32 ”. The Mi 10 Ultra has also gotten a 48 MP periscope camera that allows 5x optical zoom and there is a second 12 MP telephoto camera that has 2x optical zoom.
Xiaomi also uses that lens for taking portrait photos. Both cameras together are good for 120x zoom, the manufacturer says. Finally, there is the 20 MP ledger camera and the 20 MP selfie camera.
The new camera setup in the Mi 10 Ultra also immediately ensures that the phone ends at the very top of the ranking in the DxOMark camera test with a score of 130 points. According to the camera testers, he is therefore too fast for the P40 Pro from Huawei.
That brings us to the key question: “Will the Mi 10 Ultra come to the Netherlands?” The phone has only been launched in China for the time being and nothing is known about the availability outside that country.
Although it would certainly not surprise us if Xiaomi, as usual, holds a second event for the launch of the device outside China. The Mi 10 Ultra costs at least 646 euros for the variant with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage, although that price seems very unlikely to us when the phone comes to Europe.
The Mi 10 Pro has namely appeared in the Netherlands for a suggested retail price from 999 euros, and prices outside China are therefore usually a lot higher. The phone comes in Obsidian Black and Mercury Silver colors, but there is also a special transparent version.