Xiaomi just brought the Mi Note lineup back from the dead. As expected, Xiaomi launched the Mi Note 10, successor to 2017’s Mi Note 3, at a keynote event in Madrid, Spain on Wednesday. And as expected, the Mi Note 10 is a rebranded China-exclusive Mi CC9 Pro designed for the European market. It is yet to be seen if Xiaomi will bring it to more markets including India anytime soon.
Xiaomi has launched the Mi Note 10 in Europe at a starting price of Euros 549 (roughly Rs 43,225) for the base variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage going all the way to Euros 649 (roughly Rs 51,000) for the top-end variant with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage.
The Mi Note 10 is Xiaomi’s first mainstream phone for global markets with a 108MP camera. As for that primary 108MP camera, the Mi Note 10 packs Samsung’s 108MP ISOCELL Bright HMX image sensor. The Mi Note 10 also comes with four more cameras – an 8MP telephoto camera for 5x optical, 10x hybrid and 50x digital zoom, a 12MP portrait or depth camera, a 20MP ultrawide angle camera, and a 2MP macro camera for close-ups. The Mi Note 10 also comes with two dual tone flash modules on the rear. Also, two of those rear cameras come with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS).
#MiNote10's Penta camera system is able to cover ALL shooting scenarios. Dual OIS is applied on both the 108MP main camera and 10x hybrid zoom camera to avoid unexpected shaking. #DareToDiscover with #MiNote10 https://t.co/1rLjSOJrGT pic.twitter.com/G9xyTe3Gol— Xiaomi #First108MPPentaCam (@Xiaomi) November 6, 2019
Speaking of core specs, the Mi Note 10 has a 6.47-inch 1080p+ curved AMOLED display with Xiaomi’s dot-notch – which also houses a 32MP selfie camera. The phone has an in-screen optical fingerprint scanner for biometric authentication. Under the hood, the Mi Note10 has Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 730G processor paired with up to 8GB RAM and up to 256GB. Software inside is MIUI 11. The Mi Note 10 further comes with a 5,260mAh battery with 30W fast charging through USB Type-C.
The Mi Note 10 will be available in three colours - Aurora Green, Glacier White, and Midnight Black.
Xiaomi’s Mi Note phones were probably one of the first few phones that qualified as value flagships. Xiaomi’s Mi Note phones offered terrific value for money and were all-rounders in every aspect, design, display, performance, cameras and battery life. But Xiaomi, for some reason, stopped making them. The last Mi Note, aka Mi Note 3, was launched in 2017. But it’s nice to see Xiaomi bringing it back. Hopefully, it would also launch the Mi Note 10 in more markets.