Xiaomi Mi 10T series and Mi Watch get UK release info; Mi 10T Lite is cheapest 5G phone you can buy

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The new Mi 10T family of phones, plus the Mi Watch, today got their UK release details. It revealed the Mi 10 Lite as the cheapest 5G phone you can buy, especially for early adopters who can save a further £30.

Xiaomi recently announced the new Mi 10T series of phones, along with a new Mi Watch, and today the details UK customers have been waiting for were announced. Check the original news story for more information on the specs, such as the 108-megapixel camera and 144Hz refresh rates.

Amongst these announcements came the news that the Mi 10T Lite is now the cheapest 5G handset you can buy in the UK, with prices starting at just £229 – but if that wasn’t enough, Xiaomi is even doing a one day special that brings the price down to below £200!

Pricing and Availability

Mi 10T

The Mi10T will be available with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage in Cosmic Black or Lunar Silver at a retail price of £469.

It will be available to buy from Xiaomi direct and Amazon from November 2nd.

Mi 10T Pro

The Mi 10T Pro will be available with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage in Cosmic Black or Aurora Blue at a retail price of £599.

It will be available to buy from Xiaomi direct, Vodafone and Three from November 6th. Pre-ordering is available on Vodafone between October 30th to November 5th.

Mi 10T Lite

The Mi 10T Lite will be available in two variants:

  • 6GB RAM / 64GB storage in Atlantic Blue, Pearl Gray or Rose Gold Beach, at a retail price of £229.
  • 6GB RAM / 128GB storage in Atlantic Blue, Pearl Gray or Rose Gold Beach, at a retail price of £299.

It will be available to buy from Xiaomi direct and Amazon from October 26th. Pre-ordering for Vodafone will begin on October 30th.

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!!

The Mi 10T Lite can be picked up at an even better price for early birds who purchase between 0000 and 2359 on October 26th (via Xiaomi or Amazon) where the price will be slashed to £199 (6+64GB) and £249 (6+128GB).

Mi Watch

The Mi Watch will be available from December 2020.

The exact day and pricing will be announced later in the year.

Key Specifications

Mi 10T ProMi 10TMi 10T Lite
Display144Hz 6.67″ TrueColor DotDisplay
20:9 aspect ratio, 2400×1080 FHD+,
AdaptiveSync display: 30Hz/48Hz/50Hz/60Hz/90Hz/120Hz/144Hz
Support MEMC
Support DCI-P3, HDR10
Brightness: 500 nits (typ), 650 nits max brightness (typ)
Color contrast ratio: 1500:1 (typ)
Sunlight display 3.0, Reading mode 3.0
TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light certification
360° ambient light sensor
144Hz 6.67″ TrueColor DotDisplay
20:9 aspect ratio, 2400×1080 FHD+,
AdaptiveSync display: 30Hz/48Hz/50Hz/60Hz/90Hz/120Hz/144Hz
Support MEMC
Support DCI-P3, HDR10
Brightness: 500 nits (typ), 650 nits max brightness (typ)
Color contrast ratio: 1500:1 (typ)
Sunlight display 3.0, Reading mode 3.0
TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light certification
360° ambient light sensor
120Hz 6.67” DotDisplay
20:9 aspect ratio, 2400×1080 FHD+
AdaptiveSync display: 30Hz/48Hz/50Hz/60Hz/90Hz/120Hz
Color gamut: NTSC 84% (typ)
Brightness: 450 nits (typ)
Color contrast ratio: 1500:1 (typ)
HDR10
Sunlight display 3.0, Reading mode 3.0
TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light certification
360° ambient light sensor
ColourCosmic Black, Aurora BlueCosmic Black, Lunar SilverAtlantic Blue, Pearl Gray, Rose Gold Beach
BodyCorning®️ Gorilla®️ Glass 5 front and back
Aluminum alloy frame
Corning®️ Gorilla®️ Glass 5 front and back
Aluminum alloy frame
Corning®️ Gorilla®️ Glass 5 front and back
Plastic frame
Dimensions165.1mm x 76.4mm x 9.33mm, 218g165.1mm x 76.4mm x 9.33mm, 216g165.3mm x 76.8mm x 9.0mm, 214.5g
PerformanceQualcomm®️ Snapdragon™️ 865
up to 2.84GHz clock speed
Qualcomm®️ Snapdragon™️ 865
up to 2.84GHz clock speed
Qualcomm®️ Snapdragon™ 750G
up to 2.2GHz clock speed
Rear camera108MP wide-angle camera, 1.6μm 4-in-1 Super Pixel with OIS,
82° FOV, f/1.69, 7P lens

13MP ultra-wide angle camera, 123° FOV, f/2.4

5MP macro camera, f/2.4, AF 2-10cm
64MP wide-angle camera, 1.6μm 4-in-1 Super Pixel, 79.8° FOV, f/1.89, 6P lens

13MP ultra-wide angle camera, 123° FOV, f/2.4

5MP macro camera, f/2.4, AF 2-10cm
64MP wide-angle camera, 1.6μm 4-in-1 Super Pixel, 79.8° FOV
f/1.89, 6P lens

8MP ultra-wide camera, 120° FOV, f/2.2

2MP macro camera, f/2.4
FF (4cm)

2MP depth sensor, f/2.4
Front camera20MP in-display front camera
77.7° FOV, f/2.2
20MP in-display front camera
77.7° FOV, f/2.2
16MP in-display front camera
82.2° FOV, f/2.45
ConnectivityWiFi 6
Dual SIM
Multi-functional NFC
IR blaster
WiFi 6
Dual SIM
Multi-functional NFC
IR blaster
5G
Dual SIM
Multi-functional NFC
IR blaster
UnlockSide-mounted fingerprint sensor
AI Face Unlock
Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
AI Face Unlock
Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
AI Face Unlock
Charging5,000mAh (typ) high-capacity battery
33W wired fast charging
33W in-box charger
5,000mAh (typ) high-capacity battery
33W wired fast charging
33W in-box charger
4,820mAh (typ) high-capacity battery
33W wired fast charging
33W in-box charger
AudioDual speakers
Hi-Res Audio certification
Dual speakers
Hi-Res Audio certification
Dual speakers
Hi-Res Audio certification
MotorX-axis linear vibration motorX-axis linear vibration motorZ-axis linear vibration motor
SystemMIUI 12 based on Android 10MIUI 12 based on Android 10MIUI 12 based on Android 10
Storage variants8GB+256GB6GB+128GB6GB + 64GB
6GB + 128GB
Press Release

UK, 19th October: Today, global technology leader, Xiaomi, announced it is bringing the most affordable 5G smartphone to the UK market in its Mi 10T smartphone series, as well as a smartwatch, the Mi Watch. The flagship Mi 10T Pro takes creating and exploring to the next level, with unmatched specs in its class; the Mi 10T continues to push boundaries, delivering top-notch experiences for everyone from working professionals, to streaming enthusiasts and mobile gamers; while the Mi 10T Lite, now the most affordable 5G smartphone in the UK, brings 5G to everyone and offers unparalleled user experience. Finally, the Mi Watch empowers consumers –  for active lifestyles of all kinds – with new styles and features to love.

Mi 10T Pro and Mi 10T: Taking mobile creativity and exploration to the next level

Continuing Xiaomi’s category-defining ultra-high resolution legacy 

Xiaomi has played a pivotal role in defining the 108MP camera segment, from debuting the world’s first 108MP smartphone camera to introducing countless photography software innovations in the past year alone. Mi 10T Pro continues the brand’s ultra-high resolution legacy with OIS and 8K video support. Mi 10T offers an impressive 64MP main camera. But it doesn’t stop there – both Mi 10T Pro and Mi 10T offer a triple camera setup with a 13MP ultra wide-angle camera and 5MP macro camera, equipping it to capture moments that matter. And with a 20MP front camera, anyone can look their best whether taking a selfie or video-calling a loved one. 

Building on Xiaomi’s existing technology, Mi 10T Pro and Mi 10T flaunt new and dynamic photography software features. Six standalone Long exposure modes let anyone capture artsy shots, from Moving crowd – which focuses on an idle subject while blurring dynamic surroundings – to Star trails – which creates a swirling starry sky effect. Photo Clones captures four of you in a single shot. Plus, Timed burst feature offers endless opportunities for fun, allowing users to set up photos with a time gap that can also be converted into video, while three new photo filters – Cyberpunk, Gold vibes and Black ice – help bring the desired mood to life. 

Pushing the boundaries even further, Mi 10T Pro and Mi 10T also offer compelling new video features. Video Clones captures “two selves” in one video, while Dual Video can record from the device’s front and back cameras simultaneously, making it ideal for capturing surprise reactions. Finally, Time-lapse selfie video lets users create a fast-forward effect for more engaging vlogs. 

With Mi 10T Pro, Xiaomi has produced one of its biggest Xiaomi Studios films, “Dream”, shot at the world famous Natural History Museum in London, starring principal dancer Matthew Ball . The film “Dream” was first presented during the Mi 10T Pro global launch on September 30th, 2020 and was released on Xiaomi’s official global social media on October 8th, 2020.

A smooth future with 144Hz AdaptiveSync TrueColor display

Mi 10T Pro and Mi 10T feature one of the best flat displays available in any smartphone today, with an industry-leading 144Hz refresh rate to boot. While high refresh rate displays often fall victim to high power consumption and inconsistent frame rates, Xiaomi’s AdaptiveSync display automatically matches the content’s frame rate, from enjoying your favorite movie at 48Hz to watching TV series at 50Hz, from streaming video at 30Hz or 60Hz to scrolling social media feeds or gaming at up to 144Hz – it guarantees a smooth experience and optimum battery usage. And with Motion Estimation, Motion Compensation (MEMC) technology, the devices insert more frames to make video smoother and better viewing.

With a P3 color gamut and TrueColor, the display offers extremely wide range and accurate colors. Reading mode 3.0 simulates a paper texture to protect your eyes, while Sunlight display 3.0 automatically enhances contrast and adjusts dynamic color saturation outdoors. With a 360° ambient light sensor built in, the screen can intelligently adjust brightness – even in backlit conditions. 

Power your creative genius and get your game on with Qualcomm® Snapdragon 865™ 

Anchored by the flagship Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 865, Mi 10T Pro and Mi 10T offer extreme power efficiency, performance, and 5G connectivity. Xiaomi packed in a wide range of 5G bands, ensuring compatibility with more networks in more locations than before.

Users will also experience desktop level gaming thanks to the Qualcomm® Adreno™ 650 GPU. Together with UFS3.1 and LPDDR5, the devices tout the industry-leading smartphone ROM and RAM available today. 

Massive 5,000mAh (typ) battery with added features to keep you powered up all day

Mi 10T Pro and Mi 10T boast one of Xiaomi’s biggest flagship series batteries: a massive 5,000mAh (typ). With battery power optimization technology baked in, the smartphones release more power for longer battery life. 

When a juice up is needed, no one will miss a beat thanks to MMT (Middle middle tab) technology and an exceptionally fast and uniquely designed 33W wired charging process – made even more convenient by the included 33W charger. 

Mi 10T Pro will be available in the 8GB+256GB variant both in Cosmic Black and Aurora Blue, and will be available to purchase at a recommended retail price of £599 on mi.com/uk from November 2nd, as well as via Vodafone and Three from November 6th. The smartphone can be pre-ordered on Vodafone from October 30th to November 5th.

Mi 10T will be available in the 6GB+128GB variant both in Cosmic Black and Lunar Silver, and will be available to purchase at a recommended retail price of £469 on mi.com/uk and Amazon UK from November 2nd.

Mi 10T Lite: The most affordable 5G smartphone in the UK market

Step up your photography game with the ultra-clear 64MP quad camera 

Offering one of the most elite camera setups in the segment, Mi 10T Lite’s quad camera sports an ultra-clear 64MP primary camera, 8MP ultra-wide camera, 2MP macro camera and 2MP depth sensor for a crystal clear image, everytime. New software tools such as six Long exposure modes, Time-lapse selfie, Timed burst and Dual Video offer users the ability to capture more unique and creative images without the need for standalone editing software. Moreover, high-quality selfies are taken by Mi 10T Lite’s 16MP in-display front camera.

Experience the power of smoothness with 120Hz AdaptiveSync display

Featuring an impressive 120Hz refresh rate, Mi 10T Lite automatically adapts to the most suitable refresh rate depending on the type of content being viewed. Whether streaming a movie, watching a favorite TV series, or playing a mobile game, Mi 10T Lite offers an optimal viewing experience that can keep up with different content. For those who enjoy reading on their phone but want to avoid the constant eye strain, Mi 10T Lite has them covered with Reading Mode 3.0 – as seen in Mi 10T Pro and Mi 10T. 

Experience the power of Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 750G and 4,820mAh (typ) battery

Debuting on Mi 10T Lite, the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 750G chipset offers unparalleled power efficiency, amazing on-device AI and blazing fast performance. With the brand new 5G processor, Mi 10T Lite offers 5G for everyone. Furthermore, its large 4,820mAh (typ) battery and 33W fast charging capabilities allow the device to keep up all day.

Mi 10T Lite will be available in two variants, 6GB+64G and 6GB+128GB, in Atlantic Blue, Pearl Gray and Rose Gold Beach. At a recommended retail price of £229 and £299 respectively, it will be available for purchase on mi.com/uk and Amazon UK from October 26th, and via pre-order on Vodafone from October 30th.

It is also available at an early bird price of £199 (6GB+64GB) and £249 (6GB+128GB) on mi.com/uk and Amazon UK, from 0:00 to 23:59 BST on October 26th.

Mi Watch: Empower an active life with styles and features to love

The launch also marked the global debut of Mi Watch, Xiaomi’s very first smartwatch model for the global market. As a brand new addition to Xiaomi’s wearable product lineup, Mi Watch is made to empower active lifestyles of all kinds. 

Featuring a 1.39’’ bright AMOLED panel and a dedicated sports button on the side, Mi Watch provides users instant access to a smorgasbord of 117 exercise modes. To comprehensively oversight one’s health, it packs six different sensors and GPS to offer key health metrics and environmental data, for example, heart rate, blood oxygen level, and air pressure. The device is ultra light-weight and long lasting – perfect for continuous everyday use. After only two hours of charging, it offers an outstanding 16 days of battery lif2. Additionally, Mi Watch supports an array of features including over 100 watch faces, camera remote function, native emojis on notifications, voice control, and more. 

Mi Watch will be available from December 2020. The recommended retail price and availability date will be announced at a later date. 

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