Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra debuts with an insane 120x Ultra-Zoom and a customizable GPU

Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra announced price Nepal availability launch

Xiaomi is now a decade old company. The company is celebrating 10 years of its establishment this month. To make the occasion memorable, Xiaomi launched a couple of new smartphones. One of them is the new Mi 10 Ultra. Let’s check out the specs features, expected price, and availability of Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra in Nepal.

Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra Overview

The device is called Mi 10 Extreme Commemorative Edition in China. Outside of the home country, it will go by the name of Mi 10 Ultra. Before the launch, the expectations were high on this device as it was rumored to debut with an in-display selfie camera. Though it turned out to be nothing but rumors, the Mi 10 Ultra still comes with notable upgrades to the Mi 10 Pro.

Design and Display

Mi 10 Ultra features a 6.67-inch FHD AMOLED Display. The display has a peak brightness level of 1120 nits and supports a 5,000,000:1 contrast ratio. The display also supports the native 10-bit color depth. This combined with JNCD <0.63 and Delta-E <1 accuracy, Xiaomi claims the smartphone will provide TrueColor Experience that is essential for professional designers. Altogether, the display can produce 1.07 billion colors. The smartphone supports HDR10+ content as well.

Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra design

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For gamers, it supports a 120Hz refresh rate and a touch sampling rate of 240Hz. The smartphone features ambient sensors on both the front and back of the device for better brightness level adjustment. The display has TÜV Rheinland Eye Comfort Certification. It is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The device is available in three colors – Obsidian Black (Ceramic back), Transparent Edition (transparent back), and Bright Silver (Glass back)

Performance and Memory

Powering the phone is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 chipset. Though it’s a powerful SoC in itself, Xiaomi could have gone with the latest SD 865+. That would have added to the appeal of the device. Still, the device packs some features that can lure gamers. In addition to Qualcomm’s Elite Gaming Features, Xiaomi has included a bunch of gaming features under the GameTurbo 4.0. It even allows users to customize the GPU settings. Users can toggle with frame rate and resolution.

The device comes with up to 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM. Under the Trial mode, users will be able to directly download their games on to the RAM for better speed. Xiaomi claims that it can boost installation and launch speed by up to 40-60%. After the trial, users can uninstall the games. The internal storage used in the device is based on UFS 3.1. Xiaomi claims that the device has managed to score 660,000 points on the AnTuTu benchmark test.

Camera

The cameras are the biggest talking point of the device. As of now, it is the highest-ranked smartphone by DXOMARK (130 points).

The 120x AI Super Zoom is the first of its kind on a smartphone. The Sony IMX586 sensor stands out among the rest of the cameras. This sensor uses 1.6micron four-in-one Super Pixels, that can capture details without overexposure even in low light. It comes with OIS for clearer images. The camera can record 8K videos and has a viewfinder mode which will add a small preview window once the 15X zoom is exceeded.

Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra camera setup

The 48MP custom-made primary camera features a 1/1.32-inch sensor. The four in one pixel binning can improve the 1.2micron pixel size to up to 2.4micron. It also supports OIS and can record 8K videos. Xiaomi has also included Dual Native ISO Fusion technology, chip-level HDR, and HDR10 capture. The features are said to improve dynamic range while reducing HDR ghosting.

The device also includes a 20MP ultra-wide sensor (FOV 128-degree) and a 12MP portrait lens. The latter offers a 2X optical zoom. At the front, you’ll find a 20MP selfie camera inside a punch-hole cutout on the top-left corner.

Rest of the specs

Mi 10 Ultra features a 4,500mAh battery consisting of two cells combined series. It’s the first commercially available device to support 120W fast wired charging. It supports three charging modes – double-pump charging, direct charging, and normal charging. The charger can recharge the device up to 41% in 5 minutes and the whole process can be completed in 23 minutes. The device also supports 50W wireless charging that can charge the device completely in 40 minutes. Connectivity-wise, the device supports dual-band Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1 and multifunctional NFC

Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra Specifications:

  • Body: 162.38 x 75.04 x 9.45 mm; 221.8 gm
  • Display: 6.67-inches AMOLED panel; 120Hz Refresh Rate; 240Hz Touch Sampling Rate; Corning Gorilla Glass 5; 100% DCI-P3; HDR10+; 1120 nits peak brightness
  • Resolution: FHD (2340 x 1080 pixels)
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 865; 7nm Mobile Platform
  • CPU: Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 585)
  • GPU: Adreno 650
  • RAM: 8/12/16GB LPDDR5
  • Storage: 128/256/512GB UFS 3.1
  • Software & UI: MIUI 12 on top of Android 10
  • Rear Camera: Quad-camera;
    – 48MP primary shooter
    – 120X digital zoom telephoto lens
    – 20MP ultra-wide sensor
    – 12MP portrait sensor
  • Front Camera: 20MP lens; Punch-hole
  • Security: In-display Fingerprint Scanner (optical), Face Unlock
  • Audio: Dual Stereo speakers; Hi-Res Audio; Dual microphones
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (Dual-band), Bluetooth 5.1, GPS/AGPS/GLONASS/Beidou, USB Type-C, NFC
  • Battery: 4500(2 x 2250)mAh with 120W fast charging; 50W Wireless Charging, 10W reverse charging, TUV Rheinland 3.0 certification

Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra Price in Nepal and Availability

Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra will go on sale in China starting August 16, where its starting price is ¥5,299. However, GSMArena reports that this phone will be exclusive to China and won’t even be rebranded. We expect the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra to arrive in Nepal through unofficial means with a starting price of Rs. 100,000.

Xiaomi Model Variant Price in China Price in Nepal (Converted)
Mi 10 Ultra (8/128GB) ¥5,299 Rs. 91,320
Mi 10 Ultra (8/256GB) ¥5,599 Rs. 96,490
Mi 10 Ultra (12/256GB) ¥5,999 Rs. 103,380
Mi 10 Ultra (16/512GB) ¥6,999 Rs. 120,615
  • Also, check out our long-term review of Xiaomi Mi 10!