India has finally gotten their hands on the best bang-for-the-buck 5G mid-range phone in 2021 — the Xiaomi Mi 10i. The handset packs a 120Hz adaptive display, Snapdragon 750G with a built-in 5G modem, and a whopping 108MP camera. If that all sounds too familiar, that’s because the Mi 10i is the re-branded version of the Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G in China. Now that the handset has reached overseas, it’s only a matter of time before Xiaomi’s best affordable phone goes global.
As expected, the Mi 10i is slightly more expensive in India than in China. For the 6GB/64GB model, it is priced at INR 20,999(~Php13,800), while the 6GB/128GB is at INR 21,999(~Php14,400). The top model with 8GB/128GB is available for INR 23,999(~Php15,700).
The Mi 10i comes in Pacific Sunrise, Midnight Black, and Atlantic Blue colors. It still runs on MIUI 12 based on Android 10 and sports the Samsung HM2 sensor.
Regardless of whether it’s the Mi 10i or the Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G, we hope to see either device in the Philippines very soon.
Xiaomi Mi 10i specs, price, availability in the Philippines
- Display: 6.67″ IPS LCD FHD+ HDR10, 120Hz, 450 nits typical, Gorilla Glass 5
- Design: glass back, IP53
- Dimension and Weight: 165.4 x 76.8 x 9 mm, 215g
- Chipset: Qualcomm SM7225 Snapdragon 750G 5G (8 nm)
- CPU: Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 570 & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 570)
- GPU: Adreno 619
- RAM: 6GB/8GB
- Storage: 64GB/128GB UFS 2.2 expandable via shared microSD slot
- Main Camera: 108 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.52″, 0.7µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 118˚ (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)| video up to [email protected] with EIS
- Selfie Camera: 16 MP | up to [email protected] with EIS
- Connectivity & Ports: 5G, 4G/LTE, Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, USB-C, audio jack, Infrared port, NFC
- Security: face unlock, side-mounted fingerprint scanner
- Battery: 4820mAh(33W)
- Audio: stereo speakers, 24-bit hi-res audio
- OS: Android 10, MIUI 12
- Colors: Pacific Sunrise, Midnight Black, Atlantic Blue
- Price: INR 20,999(~Php13,800) to INR 23,999(~Php15,700)
- Release Date: January 2021 (India)