The popular Chinese company Xiaomi has introduced its latest high-end smartphone. In addition to the powerful Snapdragon 865, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra is said to impress with its impressive camera with 120x zoom.
A birthday present for the fans
The announcement of the Mi 10 Ultra did not come by chance yesterday. Today exactly ten years ago the Chinese company was founded. So they seized the opportunity, as industry insiders had already guessed, and introduced their new flagship smartphone. However, the 5G-capable high-end device is not only convincing with its technical specs. It also offers a very special design. Above all, Xiaomi has clearly put its focus on the camera. The Chinese don’t do this without a reason. After all, the camera was often a small flaw in Xiaomi’s smartphones.
The technical details
The rest of the technical data is also quite impressive. The smartphone offers up to impressive 16 GB LPDDR5 RAM. Furthermore, it should be able to score with a 512 GB memory. The display comes along as a pretty AMOLED screen. This not only offers FHD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels), but also scores with a refresh rate of 120 hertz. At 6.67 inches, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra is anything but a compact device. However, we would have been surprised by this on a smartphone in the Far East. The display is rounded off by HDR10+ support. Especially in combination with the AMOLED display, this should provide a great contrast.
The camera in focus
At the event, Xiaomi clearly emphasized the new camera of the flagship. The main camera can score points with a 48 megapixel sensor that offers an image stabilizer (OIS). In addition to the main sensor, there is also an ultra-wide angle sensor with 20 megapixels on the back of the smartphone. Sensors number three and four are telephoto lenses. These offer 12 megapixels with 2x optical zoom and 48 megapixels with OIS and 5x optical zoom respectively. At first glance, the camera appears weaker than the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro. After all, the sensor of the main camera offers fewer megapixels. However, the new sensor is larger than on the Mi 10 Pro. It can therefore take in more light and work more effectively. In terms of numbers, the 120x digital zoom of the camera is certainly the most impressive new feature of the Mi 10 Ultra.
First performance tests impressive
Some colleagues could already take a closer look at the Mi 10 Ultra camera in particular. So DXOMark took a closer look at the new flagship. Promptly they put it on place 1 of their ranking list. This puts it ahead of the industry leader Huawei P40 Pro. As the test showed, Xiaomi’s new high-end smartphone could easily record videos in 4K resolution at 60 frames per second. But it goes even higher in terms of resolution. The Mi 10 Ultra can even record 8K videos. However, you “only” get 30 frames per second.
The new flagship contains a rechargeable battery that is said to offer a proud capacity of 4500 mAh. This can be charged with 120 watts if you charge “old-fashioned” via cable. With this classic method the Mi 10 Ultra should be able to be charged from 0 to 100 percent in only 23 minutes. It should also be possible to charge it quickly without cables. Thus, an inductive charging with still high 50 watt power is carried out. Here, it takes 40 minutes to fully charge the battery. The Mi 10 Ultra can also help other devices with some electricity to power. Thanks to reverse wireless charging, this is possible without any problems by placing it on the back.
The fact that the new flagship has an NFC chip can be taken for granted. But the fingerprint sensor in the screen is exciting. Here you have to wait and see how quickly it reacts. Xiaomi stressed that the smartphone offers efficient cooling. The design of the new Mi 10 Ultra is exciting. Among other things, the high-end smartphone will be available in a version with a transparent back. When it is launched, the device will be available in black and silver.
Price and availability
When the top model will reach the European market is still in the stars. However, one can make some guesses about the prices. After all, Xiaomi has announced them for the Chinese market. If you can believe this, the device is available from about 647 euro (8GB RAM, 128 GB memory). For just under 40 euro extra you get 256 GB of storage space. If you want 12 GB RAM and 256 GB memory, you have to calculate with the equivalent of 733 Euro. Features (16 GB RAM and 512 GB memory) are available for just under 855 euro.