Xiaomi is preparing to launch a 108MP camera smartphone on January 5 and it could likely be the much rumoured Mi 10i. The company recently launched the Redmi 9 Power in India which was based on the Redmi Note 9 4G, launched in November for the Chinese market. While Xiaomi is keeping all the details about the upcoming phone under wraps, it has shared a teaser for the launch across its social media handles.
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In a short video teaser shared on Twitter, Facebook and more, Xiaomi hints at the launch of a 108MP camera smartphone on January 5, 2021. The upcoming phone has a circular camera module as indicated by the video and the end of the clip indicates the name “10 i”. Moreover, the company is also pushing the teaser video with the hashtag ThePerfect10 which hints that the upcoming phone is likely to come under the Mi 10 lineup.
Shortly after the teaser by Xiaomi, popular leakster Mukul Sharma posted a tweet on Twitter with official-looking renders of the Mi 10i 5G that is expected to launch on January 5. From the renders, one can make out the similarities between the Mi 10i and the Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G.
The leaked image also reveals that the Mi 10i has 108MP cameras, 120Hz refresh rate display and is powered by the Snapdragon 750G processor. The image and the details fall in line with previous reports where the Mi 10i was spotted on Geekbench, hinting that Xiaomi might bring the Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G as the Mi 10i to India. The Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G is also an upgrade over the Mi 10T Lite that was launched globally in September as both the phones share a lot in common.
Nevertheless, we are just three weeks away from the official launch and going by its track record, the company should start teasing more features of its upcoming phone soon. Since the Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G has already been announced in China, its key specifications are out in the open. It is priced starting at CNY 1,599 for the base variant which translates to around Rs 18,000 by direct conversion. Xiaomi could be aiming to keep the price of the phone at under Rs 20,000 as that would help it go up against the likes of the Moto G 5G which is also powered by the Snapdragon 750G.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G specifications
The Redmi Note 9 features a 6.67-inch Full HD+ display with a punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera. The screen supports 120Hz refresh rate and is topped with a layer of Gorilla Glass 5. It has a circular camera module and the back is made of glass. It is powered by the Snapdragon 750G processor with 5G support and runs on MIUI 12 out-of-the-box.
It has a quad-camera setup on the back that consists of a primary 108MP camera that uses an ISOCELL HM2 sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera, a 2MP macro camera and a 2MP depth sensor. There’s a 16MP camera on the front for selfies.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G is equipped with a 4,820mAh battery that supports 33W fast charging out-of-the-box.