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Xiaomi unveils the Mi 10 Ultra with 120Hz screen

by on11 August 2020

Better camera, better screen, and Snapdragon 865

Xiaomi has unveiled its Mi 10 Ultra smartphone, or what the company is calling "the first premium smartphone produced at Xiaomi Smart Factory". The Mi 10 Ultra is obviously an upgraded Mi 10 Pro, but has a better camera screen, 120Hz screen, more RAM, and impressive 120W charging support.

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra is slightly thicker and heavier than the Mi 10 Pro, measuring at 162.4x75.1x9.5mm and weighing in at 221.8g. It is built around a 6.67-inch Super AMOLED 10-bit screen with 2340x1080 resolution, 120Hz refresh rate and 800nits of brightness. The phone has a Gorilla Glass 5 front, Gorilla Glass 6 back, and an aluminum frame.

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Still with Snapdragon 865 but with more RAM

The Mi 10 Ultra still uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC, but this time around, it comes paired up with 8GB, 12GB, or 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM, and 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage, depending on the version.

Xiaomi is cooling the SoC with its LiquidCool 2.0 vapor chamber heatsink as well as graphite six-layer thermal solution, which should keep it well cooled.

Rear camera system gets a big upgrade

The biggest update is a whole new camera system at the rear. The main camera is a 48-megapixel 1/1.32" sensor behind f/1.85 lens with OIS. It is supported by a second 48-megapixel 1/2.0" sensor behind f/4.1 periscope lens for 5x optical and 120x hybrid zoom. There are also two more sensors, a 20-megapixel ultrawide one and 12-megapixel telephoto one with 2x optical zoom.

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The front camera remained the same 20-megapixel one placed in the front top left corner of the screen.

Plenty of other premium features and a hefty price

The Mi 10 Ultra also comes with some other premium features, including an improved in-display fingerprint reader, stereo speakers, as well as 120W Mi Turbo Charge wired charging and 50W wireless charging. The 120W one can charge up the 4,500mAh graphene-based Li-ion battery in just 20 mins.

It runs on MIUI 12 Android 10, and will be available in Obsidian Black, Mercury Silver, and limited Transparent Edition.

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The price, at least in China, is set at CNY 5,299, around $760, for the 8GB/128GB version, while the top end 16GB/512GB version goes for CNY 6,999, or around $1,000. Unfortunately, Xiaomi did not reveal any details for the international availability, but we are sure we will hear more about it soon.

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