The Chinese manufacturer is making a nice move upmarket with its new Mi 10 smartphones, direct competitors of the Samsung Galaxy S20.
Xiaomi has decidedly big ambitions. The Chinese manufacturer, which was in fourth position on the global smartphone market in 2019, intends to introduce itself eventually - and, why not, from 2020 - in the top three by dislodging Apple or Huawei, behind Samsung. And while taking advantage of the delicate situation of his compatriot Huawei, still subject to American sanctions, Xiaomi has decided to go on the offensive now by presenting the Mi 10, very high-end models which pose as direct competitors of the Galaxy S20, the brand new flagships of Samsung.
Just a few days after the official presentation of the S20, the Chinese manufacturer has indeed unveiled the characteristics of its Mi 10, at a conference only on video, because of the epidemic of coronavirus. And the least we can say is that Xiaomi has set the bar very high, just to mark its ten years of existence, the Mi 10 Pro, the most expensive model, not having much to technologically envy the big stars of the market.
To start, the Mi 10 Pro benefits from a very large 6.67 inch screen in Full HD + operating at the frequency of 90 Hz, for a more fluid and more relaxing display. Designed by Samsung, this Amoled-type screen promises exceptional brightness and contrast combined with excellent color fidelity, thanks to a Delta E less than 1.1. Above all, this slab is adorned with rounded edges that blend into the sides of the smartphone, to give absolute priority to the image, as on high-end Samsung models, the front photo sensor being discreetly housed behind a punch.
On the component side, the Mi 10 Pro is equipped with a latest generation processor, a Soc Snapdragon 865, accompanied by 8 to 12 GB of ultra-fast LPDDR5 RAM, and from 256 to 512 GB with the UFS 3.0 standard - ultra fast - storage. What to make of it, on paper, one of the most powerful smartphones on the market. Especially since the communication aspect is also at the forefront, with Wi-Fi 6 and even 5G as standard. The sound has not been forgotten, with two mini speakers for stereo. The Mi 10 Pro should also benefit from a beautiful autonomy thanks to a 4500 mAh battery, associated with a fast charger of 50 W promising a full recharge in 45 minutes.
Of course, Xiaomi has focused on photo and video, with no less than four sensors on the back: a main of 108 megapixels (PDAF, OIS), an ultra wide angle of 20 megapixels, a telephoto with zoom optical x2
of 12 megapixels, and a super telephoto lens with x10 optical zoom of 8 megapixels. And like the new stars of the market, the Mi 10 Pro can film in 8K!

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