Xiaomi has officially launched the Mi 10S in China. The Chinese company has been popping out new flagships now and then. Just a week ago the unveiled its Redmi K40 series in China with aggressive pricing. Similarly, the Mi 10S has been priced aggressively without any important trade-offs. Although, the camera module looks awfully similar to the Mi 10 Ultra which was launched last year. Also, this might be the only device in this budget that offers a properly curved display. The device measures 162.6 x 74.8 x 8.96mm and weighs 208 grams. Other than that, the main USP of the Mi 10S is the Snapdragon 870 SoC, UFS 3.0 storage, 90Hz AMOLED display, 108MP primary camera that supports OIS, 30W wireless fast charging and Harman Kardon stereo dual speakers.
Xiaomi Mi 10S: Specifications
The Xiaomi Mi 10S is powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC. The chipset goes up to 3.2Ghz ultra-high frequency and its AnTuTu running score exceeds 690,000. Furthermore, this phone comes with a super VC liquid cooling which controls the temperature of the device. That said, the device is paired with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 3.0 internal storage. On the software end, the Xiaomi Mi 10S comes with MIUI 12 on top of Android 11.
Moving towards the front, the device comes with a 6.67″ FHD+ AMOLED display. The display supports a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels and comes with a 90Hz refresh rate panel. But since the device is aimed towards the flagship category, it should have gone with the 120Hz refresh rate. Not that we are complaining, but even mid-range smartphones from the company are coming with a 120Hz panel. Other features of this screen include a 180Hz touch sampling rate, 1120nits brightness, and a 5000000:1 contrast ratio. It also supports a 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut.
For optics, the rear camera module of the Xiaomi Mi 10S is very similar to the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra. It uses a quad-camera setup which includes a 108MP primary camera that supports OIS support and f/1.69 aperture, a 13MP ultrawide lens, a 2MP macro lens and a 2MP depth of field lens. The superior 108MP sensor supports up to [email protected] video shooting. Whereas on the front, this device uses a 20MP selfie shooter.
The device draws its power from a 4,780 mAh battery that supports 33W fast charging. In fact, the new device retains the triple fast charge of the Xiaomi Mi 10 series. It supports 30W wired fast flash charging, 30W wireless fast flash charging, and 10W wireless reverse charging. According to the company, the 33W wired fast charging delivers a full charge in 56 minutes. Besides, the 30W wireless charging gets fully charged in 69 minutes.
Additional features include the Harman Kardon symmetrical dual speaker stereo which supports a 360-degree surround sound experience. Connectivity-wise, the device includes features such as an in-screen fingerprint scanner, dual SIM support, 5G, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, dual-frequency GPS, NFC, IR blaster, X-axis linear motor, and USB-C.
Pricing and availability
The Xiaomi Mi 10S is currently available in three colour options – black, blue, and white. It is currently available for pre-order in China. While its first sale will commence from March 12 onwards.
As for its pricing, the Xiaomi Mi 10S costs 3,299 yuan ($506) for its 8GB RAM + 128GB variant, 3,499 yuan ($537) for its 8GB RAM + 256GB variant, and 3,799 yuan ($583) for its 12GB of RAM + 256GB variant.
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