Mi India launches Mi 10i (5G), debuts the flagship ISOCELL HM2 108MP camera

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Mi India, the country’s number one smartphone and smart TV brand, today announced the launch of Mi 10i (5G). Completing the premium flagship Mi 10 series portfolio, Mi 10i features the revolutionary 108MP camera coupled with Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 750G and future proof 5G technology. Mi 10i aims to deliver the perfect flagship experience making it a 10 on 10 choice for users.

Mi 10i integrates the best of both hardware and software giving a seamless user experience. Thanks to the 8nm Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 750G chipset and 6-step Intelligent AdaptiveSync Display users can now experience blazing fast performance along with unparalleled power efficiency.

Commenting on the launch, Manu Jain, Managing Director, Mi India, said, “Since the beginning of 2020, we at Mi India have separated Mi and Redmi brands. Both the brands have separate product, business and marketing teams. Mi brand aims to bring the latest and the best technology to our Mi Fans.

The Mi 10 series (Mi 10, Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro) has received an overwhelming response, reiterating our aspiration to bring breakthrough technology. One of the things that everyone loved about the Mi 10 series was the flagship 108MP camera sensor.

We are happy to bring the India debut of an improved 108MP camera sensor (ISOCELL HM2) on Mi 10i. This future proof smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 750G processor which is the latest and probably the most powerful processor in the 700 series.

Moreover, we are happy to bring the same AdaptiveSync Display technology that everyone loved on Mi 10T Pro. Mi 10i is our yet another effort in delivering future proof technology and we hope consumers love it too.” He further added.

Completing the Mi 10 series lineup, Mi 10i  where “i” stands for India,  is customized specifically for Indian market. Mi India’s deep partnership with ISRO and Qualcomm Technologies has resulted in a leap in navigation tech bringing NavIC integration with the support of Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 750G. NavIC is ISRO’s indigenous navigation system, which allows lesser TTF (Time To Fix) and better accuracy across India and 1500km around the Indian subcontinent. Mi 10i will also provide hands free experience to multiple voice assistants simultaneously (OTA update to be out soon). 

Taking the 108 MP camera legacy a notch higher

Mi 10i is the 1st smartphone in India to launch the latest ISOCELL HM2 108MP camera sensor. It is 15% smaller than its predecessors and reduces the height of the camera module by 10%. The 0.7µm pixels coupled with ISOCELL Plus and Smart-ISO technologies deliver wide dynamic range and optimal exposure. Mi 10i also features 9-in-1pixel binning technology thus offering large 2.1µm pixel size for an unparalleled low-light performance.

The smartphone is equipped with a versatile camera setup with 8MP ultra wide sensor, 2MP macro and 2MP depth sensor. The device sports a 16MP front camera, allowing consumers to capture the best selfies and experience great video quality. Mi 10i also supports upto 4K videography at 30fps, 1080P at 30/60fps and 720P at 30fps.

Mi 10i offers several dynamic and novel features that take photography and videography experience to a different level:

  • Photo and video clones
  • Long exposure modes
  • Time-lapse selfie
  • Timed burst
  • Dual video
  • Many new color filters and a lot more

Flagship performance with Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 750G

Mi 10i is equipped with the latest Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 750G based on 8nm Process Technology with Octa-core Kryo 570 CPU for excellent performance and power efficiency. Joining the 5G bandwagon, this smartphone features X52 modem for lightning-fast 5G connectivity. As per lab tests, Mi 10i easily achieves an AnTuTu score that exceeds 329,661 points. Also, as per Geekbench 5 Mi 10i scores 652 in single and 2656 in multi core tests, far exceeding the competition.

To cater to the user’s ever increasing media consumption, Mi 10i comes with 6/8GB RAM (LPDDR4x) and 128GB ROM (UFS 2.2), ensuring swift response and an ultra-smooth operating experience. It also comes with a hybrid MicroSD slot expandable up to 512GB.

The smartphone also comes with dual-frequency GPS which helps in accurate navigation in complex environments using both L1 and L5 bands.

120Hz Intelligent AdaptiveSync Display

Mi 10i features one of the class leading displays available in the market – 120Hz Intelligent AdaptiveSync display with 6 step refresh rate technology (30Hz, 48Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz, 90Hz, and 120Hz). The Intelligent AdaptiveSync Display technology automatically matches the screen refresh rate with the content frame rate, thus guaranteeing super smooth experience and optimum battery usage. The display is also HDR and HDR10+ compliant and has also received Widevine L1 certification.

Mi 10i comes with a 16.94cm (6.67) IPS display with a contrast ratio of 1500:1. A wider color gamut (NTSC 84%), 450 nits of brightness which can go as low as 1 nit, hence delivering stellar visual quality and intuitive interaction.

All-day battery with 33W fast charging

Mi 10i is equipped with a large 4,820mAh battery and 33W fast charging support providing enough juice to run throughout the day. Featuring Dual Split Charge Technology which delivers power using 2 parallel pathways simultaneously for quicker charging. The phone can be charged upto 68% in just 30 mins and also goes from 0 to 100% in under an hour.

Liquid Cooling

Mi 10i is equipped with 11 temperature sensors on the back to effectively modulate the on-device temperature. This is paired with the most sophisticated cooling system, LiquidCool 2.0 – an advanced cooling system consisting of large liquid cooling chambers that dissipates heat to sustain peak performance.

Stereo speakers

Furthermore, Mi 10i comes with a Hi-Res audio certification with dual stereo speakers and 3.5mm audio jack are all set to provide an immersive audio experience.

Quality

Mi 10i sports Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 on the front, back and on the lens to protect it against scratches.  It comes with IP53 rating and rubberised ports to protect against any accidental spills.

Pricing and Availability

Mi 10i will be available in three colors variants: Pacific Sunrise, Midnight Black, and Atlantic Blue. It will be available across Mi.com, Mi Homes, Amazon.in, Mi Homes and Mi Studios starting 07 January 2021. It will also be soon available across all 10,000+ retail stores.

The retail price is:

  • INR 20,999 for the 6GB+64GB variant
  • INR 21,999 for the 6GB+128GB variant
  • INR 23,999 for the 8GB+128GB variant 

Mi 10i also comes with up to INR 2000 cashback offer on the use of ICICI bank credit/debit cards and up to 12 months no cost EMI.

Product images and videos:

Mi 10i

Spec Sheet:

DimensionsHeight165.38mm x 76.8mm x 9mm, 214.5 g
Rear CameraSetup108MP+8MP+2MP+2MP quad rear camera
108MP main cameraIndia’s first smartphone with Samsung HM2 sensor 1/1.52″ sensor size 9-in-1 binning, 2.1μm Super Pixel f/1.75, 7P lens
8MP ultra wide-angle cameraFOV 120°
Rear camera photography featuresTimed burst | 6 long exposure modes | New photo filters: cyberpunk, gold vibes, black ice | Document mode | HDR | AI scene detection | Ultra wide-angle edge distortion correction | Google Lens | AI beautify | Portrait mode background blur adjustment | Movie frame | Night mode 2.0 | Panorama | Pro mode | Raw mode
Rear camera videography featuresDual video (selfie camera + main camera) | Movie frame | Video pro mode | Video filters | Rear video beautify | ShootSteady video | Vlog mode | Video macro mode | Kaleidoscope Video recording- 4K, FHD and HD.
Front CameraSetup16MP In-display Front Camera
Front camera photography featuresNight mode 1.0 | Timed burst | Movie frame | AI Beautify | Palm shutter | AI portrait mode | Panorama selfie
Front camera videography featuresVideo recording: FHD/HD Time-lapse selfie | Movie frame | AI beautify | Video filters | Short video mode
DisplaySize16.94 cm (6.67″) DotDisplay, 2400 x 1080 FHD+
Refresh Rate120Hz Adaptive sync Display Supports 6 stage AdaptiveSync in 30Hz/48Hz/50Hz/60Hz/90Hz/120Hz
CertificationThe display is HDR and HDR10+ compliant and the device is Widevine L1 certified.
Brightness450 nits
Screen ProtectionCorning® Gorilla® Glass 5
Smart eye protection featuresReading mode 3.0 Sunlight display 3.0 TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light Certification
ProcessorPowered byQualcomm® Snapdragon™ 750G Octa-core Kryo™ 570 cores Based on 8nm Process Technology
GPUAdreno™ 619 GPU
5G enabledX52 5G modem
Battery and ChargingBattery4820mAh
TechnologySplit charge technology
In Box charger33W fast charger in-box 0 – ~70% in 30 mins 0-100 under in an hour
Storage and RAM 4GB +64GB, 6GB+128GB, 8GB+128GB LPDDR4x UFS2.2 with Writebooster Hybrid MicroSD slot expandable up to 512GB.
Audio Hi-Res audio certification
Dual stereo speakers
3.5mm audio jack
Quality IP53 Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 on the front, back and on the rear lens Rubberised ports
Connectivity Bluetooth 5.1
Wifi: 802.11 a/b/g/n
Additional NavIC support
360 degree ambient light sensor
Side-mounted fingerprint scanner
IR Blaster
Clean MIUI 12 experience with Google Apps
E-paper reading mode

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