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Xiaomi launches Mi Note 10 and Redmi Note 8T

Following yesterday’s Chinese announcement, today the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 became official in the rest of the world. The first 108-megapixel penta-camera equipped Mi Note 10 was launched alongside the highly affordable Redmi Note 8T.

Xiaomi Mi Note 10

The Mi Note 10 comes with a 6.47-inch curved AMOLED display, with slim bezels and edges that curve around the side of the phone, in a very similar style to the Huawei P30 Pro – a phone this handset is bound to have comparisons made to given the similar styling both front and rear.

Except, unlike the P30 Pro, this phone has five cameras on the rear.

  • 108-megapixel primary camera, using Samsung’s ISOCELL Bright HMX sensor, capable of taking photos of up to 12,032×9,024 pixels in good light, or using pixel-binning to create clear 27-megapixel images in normal conditions. The sensor is also equipped with 4-axis OIS.
  • 5-megapixel 5x telephoto camera, capable of 10x hybrid and 50x digital zoom.
  • 12-megapixel 2x telephoto camera, designed primarily for portrait imaging.
  • 20-megapixel ultra-wide camera with 117 degrees field-of-view.
  • 2-megapixel macro camera, for taking photos of objects as close as 15mm.

On the front is a 32-megapixel camera within a teardrop notch.

The camera also features Night Mode 2.0 for improved low-light photography, as well as ShootSteady stabilisation for video recording.

Like the Premium variants of the Mi CC9 Pro Premium announced in China, a further premium model will be released later that comes with an 8-piece lens on the primary camera, as well as 8GB of RAM and 256GB storage.

For now, the current Mi Note 10 comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, and is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 730G SoC – the same powering the recently announced Oppo Reno 2.

The G refers to an uprated GPU, giving this mid-range chipset a boost that will be particularly welcomed by gamers.

When it comes to keeping this phone going, the Mi Note 10 comes with an incredible game-changing 5,260mAh battery, plus 30W fast charging,

Pricing in Europe starts from €549 and UK pricing will be announced later. The Mi Note 10 comes in a choice of colours; midnight black, aurora green and glacier white.

Oh, and did you notice in the photo above that big round hole at the bottom? Yes, the Mi Note 10 still comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack!! Just as it does on the….


Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T

Redmi Note 8T

Also announced today was the Redmi Note 8T, a more affordable phone with a 6.3-inch display, 48-megapixel quad-camera setup, Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 SoC with 3 or 4GB of RAM and storage ranging from 32GB to 128GB.

The 4,000mAh battery is capable of 18W fast charging.

The cameras comprise of a 48-megapixel primary camera, 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera, 2-megapixel macro and 2-megapixel depth sensor. On the front is a 13-megapixel camera that also supports a panoramic selfie feature to capture group images without anyone being cropped out.

The splash-resistant phone, protected by Gorilla Glass 5 front and rear, also comes with a unique auto cleaning speaker function, which gets rid of dust and debris through low-frequency sonic pulses.

The Redmi Note 8T will be on sale in the UK from November 22nd on Three, with SIM-free pricing starting at Β£169.99 for the 4GB+64GB model in starscape blue.

More info: Xiaomi

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