Xiaomi has just announced a threesome of new affordable handsets consisting of the Mi 10T, the Mi 10T Pro, and the Mi 10T Lite, all of which sport 6.67-inch displays with high refresh rates. The Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro are powered by the Snapdragon 865 and priced at €499 and €599 respectively, which adheres to Xiaomi’s strategy of offering great hardware at affordable pricing.

Updated October 20th: Xiaomi’s new Mi 10T range is now on sale in the UK today with pricing as follows:

  • 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 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.

At £229, the Mi 10T Lite is already competitively priced but on October 26th from 0:00 to 23:59 BST you can grab the 6GB/64 variant for the incredible price of £199, and the 128GB version for £249 from mi.com/uk and Amazon UK.

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The insanely priced Mi Watch with Wear OS will go on sale during December, hopefully matching its European price of €99.

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All three handsets are 5G compatible, with the Mi 10T Lite sporting the brand new Snapdragon 750G processor instead of the Snapdragon 865 chipset that powers its siblings. As mentioned, the phones all feature a 6.67-inch display with FHD+ resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, and fast refresh rates – 120Hz for the Mi 10T Lite, and 144Hz for the Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro.

The three phones are available with the following memory and storage (UFS 3.1) options:

Mi 10T Lite Mi 10T Mi 10T Pro
6GB/64GB 6GB/128GB 8GB/128GB
6GB/128GB 8GB/128GB 8GB/256GB

The Mi 10T has a trio of rear cameras consisting of a 64MP main sensor, a 13MP ultra-wide, and a 5MP dedicated Macro lens. The Mi 10T Pro has almost the same lineup with a 64MP main sensor being replaced by a 108MP camera, while the Mi 10T Lite sports a 64MP main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide lens, and a couple of 2MP sensors for Macro and Depth. There’s a 20MP selfie camera housed in the punch-hole on the top-left hand corner of the display on both the Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro, while the Lite makes do with a 16MP sensor.

Both the Mi 10T Pro and Mi 10T also offer 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.

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The Mi 10T series all feature 5G connectivity, dual SIMs, and an IR blaster, with the Mi 10T and 10T Pro also supporting WiFi 6. A side-mounted fingerprint sensor is present along with AI Face Unlock for easy unlocking of the device. The new range runs on MIUI 12 which is based on Android 10.

Both the Mi 10T and 10T Pro have big 5,000mAh batteries while the Lite has a slightly smaller unit with 4,820mAh capacity, all three handsets support 33W fast charging and come with a 33W charger in the box.

And now we come to the pricing, the Mi 10T Lite starts from €279 ($328), the regular Mi 10T from €499 ($585), and the Mi 10T Pro from €599 ($700). It’s unlikely that the Mi 10T series will be sold in the US, which is a shame, but brands such as OnePlus, OPPO, and Samsung should be a little worried by the pricing of Xiaomi’s newest handsets that offer flagship performance for mid-range prices.


He’s been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries an OPPO Find X2 Pro in his pockets, a Galaxy Tab S5e in his backpack, and thinks nothing of lugging a 17-inch laptop around the world. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he’s an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).



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