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Xiaomi Mi 10: Flagship boasts 108MP camera, 180Hz screen and more

The Xiaomi Mi 10 has just launched boasting some seriously impressively specs – has it taken the limelight from the Samsung Galaxy S20?

The new Xiaomi Mi 10 has very impressive specifications, from the Snapdragon 865 chipset, to the 108-megapixel main camera sensor, and the 180Hz touch-sampling rate. Here’s the full rundown of the device.

The new phone was launched alongside the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro at an online-only event in China, on February 13. It’s on sale in China from February 14, with a starting price of ¥3,999 (~£440/$572), while the Pro version isn’t available there until February 18.

The smartphones were expected to make their European debut just prior to MWC 2020 in Barcelona, an annual tech industry showcase. But since the event has been cancelled due to coronavirus fears, it’s unclear exactly when the devices will arrive on these shores.

The Xiaomi Mi 10 has a quadruple rear camera, along with the 20-megapixel selfie camera set into the screen.

The main rear sensor is the 108-megapixel sensor also found on the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 and the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, and it’s the highes-tresolution smartphone camera sensor currently available on the market. In our review of the former, we found that images were “packed full of detail”, to produce shots that are “punchy and engaging”.

The remaining sensors include a 13-megapixel ultrawide lens with a 123-degree field of view and an f/2.4 aperture. The remaining two snappers are both 2-megapixel sensors with f/2.4 apertures.

One of Xiaomi’s proudest boasts about the new cameras is that they will be able to capture 8K video, just like the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus.

The Mi 10 has an AMOLED screen measuring 6.67-inches, with a Full HD+ resolution. It’s got a hole punch selfie camera tucked away in the corner, similar to the Samsung Galaxy S10.

But the most impressive aspect, especially for gamers, is likely to be the 90Hz display refresh rate, which is paired with a super-sensitive 180Hz touch sampling rate. This means that the display should be not only very smooth but also highly responsive to your touch input.

The Xiaomi will run on Qualcomm’s top-of-the-line Snapdragon 865 chipset, and not only will that pack in plenty of processing power, but it will also provide the device with 5G connectivity thanks to its associated X55 modem.

The battery is also generous, which will come in handy with such demanding specs, weighing in with a capacity of 4780mAh. It’s supported by 30W fast-charging.

The software set-up will be MIUI 11, based on the Android 10 operating system.

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