Today, Xiaomi hosted an online event to launch the much-anticipated Mi 10i in India. It is the fourth device in the Mi 10 series to launch in India. Mi 10i has been promoted as an India-exclusive device with the company claiming to have designed and customized the device specifically for the country. However, the phone is likely to launch in Nepal as well. So, let’s take a look at the specs, features, expected price, and availability of Xiaomi Mi 10i in Nepal.
Xiaomi Mi 10i Overview:
Before the launch, the device was said to be an extension of the Mi 10T Lite. However, the device is more of a rebranded version of the Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G that was launched earlier in China. The main difference between the Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G and the Mi 10T Lite is the primary camera. Mi 10i will feature a 108MP camera sensor that was first used in the Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G.
Design and Display
Moving on, Xiaomi Mi 10i features a 6.67-inch IPS LCD panel with an FHD resolution. It has a center-placed punch-hole cut–out for the 16MP front-facing camera. The screen is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The six-interval adaptive sync display supports a variable refresh rate of 30-120Hz. Similarly, the display is compatible with HDR 10 and HDR10+. The device features a 360-degree ambient light sensor and the brightness level can be scaled down to just 1 nit.
The phone is available in three color options. The Pacific sunrise variant has a matte back whereas the Atlantic Blue has a glossy back. There is also a Midnight Black option if you are fond of the color. Xiaomi has included Corning Gorilla Glass 5 both on the front and back of the device. Mi 10i is also IP53 splash-proof.
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Performance and Memory
Mi 10i is powered by the latest Snapdragon 750G 5G SoC which comes with Adreno 619 GPU. The chipset is based on the 8nm process and comes with an integrated 5G modem. With the Cortex-A77 core, Xiaomi is claiming performance comparable to the 765G which features Cortex A76 cores.
The phone features 11 different sensors on the back of the phone in addition to the cooling system for better temperature management. Users can choose between two LPDDR4x RAM variants – 6GB and 8GB. The former is available with 64GB and 128GB internal storage whereas the 8GB variant is available with 128GB storage only.
The quad-camera setup will be led by the 108MP Samsung HM2 sensor. The new sensor from Samsung uses 9-in-1 pixel binning (nona-binning) and was introduced during the launch of the Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G. The sensor is slimmer than its predecessor and results in a 10% smaller camera bump. It is accompanied by an 8MP ultrawide sensor, a 2MP macro sensor, and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, there is a 16MP primary camera.
Rest of the specs
Moving on, Mi 10i will feature a 4,820mAh battery with support for 33W fast charging. The 33W charger can take the phone from 0 to 100% in just 58 minutes. Thankfully, the charger is shipped with the box. Xiaomi also claims the new vibration motor in the Mi 10i will improve the user experience. There is a physical fingerprint sensor on the side of the device.
Xiaomi Mi 10i Specifications:
- Display: 6.67-inches IPS panel; Corning Gorilla Glass 5, six-interval variable refresh rate (30-120Hz)
- Resolution: FHD+ (2400 x 1080); 19.5:9
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G; 8nm Mobile Platform
- CPU: Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Cortex-A77 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
- GPU: Adreno 619
- RAM: 6/8GB
- Storage: 64/128GB UFS 2.2
- Software & UI: MIUI 12
- Rear Camera: Quad-camera;
– 108MP primary shooter
– 8MP ultra-wide lens
– 2MP macro lens
– 2MP depth sensor
- Front Camera: 16MP
- Security: Fingerprint Scanner (side-mounted)
- IP53 Rating: Yes
- Audio: 3.5mm headphone jack, dual-stereo speakers
- Battery: 4820mAh with 33W fast charging
Xiaomi Mi 10i Price in Nepal and Availability
The starting price of Xiaomi Mi 10i in India is INR 20,999 for the 6/64GB storage. It will go on sale from January 8th in the country. We can expect the price of Xiaomi Mi 10i in Nepal to start at NPR 36,000 when it launches here.
|Mi 10i Model||Price in India||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|6GB+64GB||INR 20,999||NPR 36,000|
|6GB+128GB||INR 21,999||NPR 38,000|
|8GB+128GB||INR 23,999||NPR 42,000|
- In the meanwhile, check out our long-term review of Xiaomi Mi 10.