To mark the company’s 10th anniversary, Xiaomi has officially announced the brand new Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra during a commemorative launch event held in China today.
The Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra is no doubt, the most powerful flagship phone announced by the Chinese smartphone maker so far, and will go head on against other big guns including the recently announced Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra.
Diving into the specifics, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra features a 6.67-inches FHD+ AMOLED display which boasts a buttery-smooth 120 Hz refresh rate and supports 10-bit color depth and DCI-P3 color gamut for an immersive graphical experience.
To sweeten the deal, the front display also has a peak brightness of 1,120 nits which ensure that the screen is always visible even under extreme sunlight.
As expected, the Mi 10 Ultra will be powered by the flagship Snapdragon 865 platform which will be paired with up to 16GB LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB UFS 3.1 flash storage in the memory department.
In terms of photography, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra has an impressive quad-cameras system at the back headlined by a 48 megapixels main camera with OIS and EIS stabilization.
It will be accompanied by other 3 cameras which include a 20 megapixels ultra-wide lens, 48 megapixels periscope camera, as well as a 12 megapixels portrait camera. This will be rounded up with a 20 megapixels selfie camera at the front.
This time round, the highlight of its powerful quadruple cameras system is none other than its ability to support up to 120x digital zoom which put it ahead of the Huawei P40 Pro Plus and the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra in terms of maximum zoom level.
Other than that, its also worth noting that both the main camera and the periscope camera are able to support high-resolution 8K video recording as well. That’s certainly another major step forward.
On paper, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra certainly has one of the most promising rear cameras system which do pan out well in reality. According to DxOMark, the Mi 10 Ultra has successfully displaced the Huawei P40 Pro to become the new leader in mobile photography.
At the helm, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra is fitted with a respectable 4,500mAh battery which carries support for a blazing 120W fast-charging. According to Xiaomi, a 5 minutes charge is able to bring the device from 0 to 41%, while a full charge takes only a mere 23 minutes.
In fact, the Mi 10 Ultra is the first commercially available smartphone to edge past the 100W fast-charging rate. On top of that, it is also able to support up to 50W wireless charging and 10W reverse charging.
Coming to its pricing, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra is priced at 5,299 Yuan (US$763), 5,599 Yuan (US$806) and 5,999 Yuan (US$864) respectively for its 8GB+128GB, 8GB+256GB and 12GB+256GB models.
For those who’re feeling rich, there is also an ultra high-end model with 16GB+512GB memory configuration which retails at 6,999 Yuan (US$1,007).