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Mi 10 Ultra arrives with a stand-out design, 120W fast charging, and 120x zoom


Xiaomi just announced the Mi 10 Ultra flagship and it is practically their best phone yet. From an impressive design to cameras that bring you closer to your subject to the fastest charging technology on a commercially-available smartphone, this is a cumulation of 10 years of hard work.

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Mi 10 Ultra Specifications – All about the numbers

The Mi 10 has a 6.67-inch FHD+ display (2340 x 1080). It boasts a 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate, support for HDR10+, a peak brightness of 1120 nits, and is a 10-bit display that is capable of displaying up to 1.07 billion colors. It has a Delta E value of less than 1 and a JNCD value of less than 0.63. The display has a TÜV Rheinland certification, is covered with Gorilla Glass 5, and has a fingerprint scanner behind it.

Xiaomi has stuck to the Snapdragon 865 processor that powered the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro that launched in the first half of the year. You get up to 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage.

There is support for dual SIM, WI-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, and NFC. The phone also has an IR sensor. The Mi 10 Ultra ships with MIUI 12 based on Android 11.

Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra cameras

Mi 10 Ultra Cameras – The Champ (for now)

Xiaomi’s new flagship is the new king on DXOMark with an overall score of 130. The phone has four rear cameras:

  • 48MP f/1.85 1/1.32″ 2.4μm custom-manufactured main sensor with OIS and an 8P lens
  • 48MP 1/2- inch Quad Bayer ultra-telephoto sensor, 120mm-equivalent (5x optical) lens with f/4.1 aperture, PDAF, and OIS
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  • 12MP 1/2.56-inch telephoto sensor, 50mm-equivalent (2x optical) lens with f/2 aperture, Dual-Pixel AF
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  • 20MP 1/2.8-inch ultrawide sensor, 12mm-equivalent lens with f/2.2 aperture, PDAF, and a 128° field of view

The Mi 10 Ultra has 10x optical zoom and a digital zoom that goes up to 120x, bringing you closer to objects that are far away. The custom-made primary sensor allows for taking high-quality photos in the dark.

The rear cameras can record slow-motion videos at a resolution of up to 1080p at 120fps, 240ps, and 960fps. The phone can also record 8K videos at 24fps and 4K at 60fps.

The Mi 10 Ultra also has a 20MP front-facing camera with EIS and it can shoot in 1080p at 30fps and in slow-motion at 120fps. It is packed with lots of features including HDR and Night Mode.

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Mi 10 Ultra Battery and Charging – extremely fast

There is a 4500mAh battery inside the phone which is actually two 2250mAh butterfly-designed graphene-based lithium-ion batteries. The phone supports 120W wired fast charging that charges the phone up to 41% in 5 minutes and 100% in just 23 minutes. Don’t like wires cluttering your desk? Then there is 50W wireless charging that charges the device up to 100% in 40 minutes. Support for reverse wireless charging is available at 10W. The phone also supports Quick Charge 5.0, Quick Charge 4+, and Power Delivery 3.0. The spec sheet says the phone has a TÜV Rheinland Fast Charge 3.0 authentication.

Mi 10 Ultra Price – more value than the competition

The Mi 10 will be available for pre-order starting today until Saturday, the 15th of August. Below are the prices for each variant:

  • Ceramic Black
    8+128GB – ¥5299 (~$763)
    8+256GB – ¥5599 (~$806)
    12+256GB – ¥5999 (~$863)
    16+512GB – ¥6999 (~$1007)
  • Transparent Edition
    8+128GB – ¥5299 (~$763)
    8+256GB ¥5599 (~$806)
    12+256GB – ¥5999 (~$863)
  • Bright Silver
    16GB+512GB – ¥6999 (~$1007)


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