Xiaomi has taken off covers from a new handset called the Xiaomi Mi 10S in China. In terms of design, the handset looks like the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra. Except for the inclusion of the Snapdragon 870 chipset, the Mi 10S borrows the other specifications from the Mi 10 5G handset that debuted back in February 2020. It has arrived with a starting price of 3,299 Yuan (~$506) in China.
Xiaomi Mi 10S specifications and features
The Xiaomi Mi 10S measures 162.6 x 74.8 x 8.96mm and it weighs 208 grams. It has a 6.67-inch AMOLED display with curved edges and a hole-punch placed at the upper-left corner. The screen delivers a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels, a 90Hz refresh rate, 180Hz touch sampling rate, 1120nits brightness, 5000000:1 contrast ratio, and 100 percent DCI-P3 color gamut. The screen is shielded by Gorilla Glass 5 panel.
The Snapdragon 870 mobile platform powers the device with up to 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM. The phone offers users up to 256 GB of UFS 3.0 storage. The 4,780mAh battery of the smartphone carries support for 33W wired fast charging (charges fully in 56 minutes), 30W wireless charging (charges fully in 69 minutes), and 10W wireless reverse charging. It is equipped with vapor chamber liquid cooling technology for heat dissipation.
At the front, the Xiaomi Mi 10S features a 20-megapixel selfie camera. The back panel of the device has a camera housing, which looks similar to the one available on the Mi 10 Ultra. The vertically ranged camera module has a 108-megapixel primary camera with OIS support and f/1.69 aperture, a 13-megapixel ultrawide lens with a 123-degree FOV, a 2-megapixel macro lens, and a 2-megapixel depth of field lens. The phone carries support for 8K video shooting at 30fps.
The MIUI 12 based Android 11 OS comes preinstalled on the Xiaomi Mi 10 OS. It offers other features like 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. For audiophiles, the Mi 10S features Harman Kardon tuned dual linear stereo speakers that can offer a 360-degree surround sound experience. The company proudly claims that the device has recorded 80 points in the audio benchmarks of DxOMark.
Xiaomi Mi 10S price and availability
The Xiaomi Mi 10S variants such as 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage, 8 GB RAM + 256 GB storage, and 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB storage are priced at 3,299 Yuan (~$506), 3,499 Yuan (~$537), and 3,799 Yuan (~$583). Its color variants are black, blue, and white.
The handset is now up for pre-orders and its first sale is scheduled to take place in China starting at 10 AM on March 12. Customers who pre-order the device will get a 30W wireless charger among other purchase benefits. There is no word on the global availability of the Mi 10S.