Xiaomi launches Mi Note 10 and Mi Note 10 Pro with 108-megapixel main cameras

  • Xiaomi
  • Wednesday, 04 Dec 2019

Xiaomi's latest flagship, the Mi Note 10 series which features a 108-megapixel main camera, goes on sale Dec 7. — Xiaomi

Xiaomi has launched two new flagship smartphones, the Mi Note 10 and Mi Note 10 Pro, both debuting a 108-megapixel camera for maximum detail in photos.

Both smartphones feature a rear five-camera setup including the 108-megapixel main camera, 20-megapixel wide-angle, 12-megapixel portrait lens, 5-megapixel telephoto lens and a 2-megapixel macro lens.

The mix of cameras lets users zoom from a 0.6x wide angle up to 5x optical zoom, and can autofocus as close as two to 10cm away from an object.

The main camera uses the Samsung ISOCELL Bright HMX 108-megapixel sensor, which Xiaomi claims captures enough detail to produce billboard-level prints up to 4.24m high (if set at 72dpi).

The smartphones also come with two cameras capable of optical zoom: the portrait camera which has 2x zoom to create more dramatic artistic blurring and the telephoto lens with 5x zoom.

The ShootSteady feature promises smoother, steadier videos in up to 4K resolution. Users can also use the Vlog mode to add filters to their videos natively, instead of using an app like Instagram or Snapchat.

The front camera also has a higher than average megapixel camera, with a 32-megapixel unit for facial unlocking and even panoramic selfies.

It is housed in the teardrop notch on the smartphone’s 6.47inch 3D Amoled display which curvers over the sides.

Users can also unlock their smartphones using the in-screen optical fingerprint sensor that has a fingerprint detection area that is reportedly 10% larger than previous models.

To make it tougher and more scratch resistant, both the screen and its glass covered chassis feature Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

Both devices are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processors and run on Xiaomi’s MIUI 11 skin over Android 9.0 (Pie), and feature a large 5,260mAh battery that supports 30W fast charging in a 15.78 x 7.42 x 0.97 cm body weighing 208g.

The main difference between the two smartphones is that Mi Note 10 has 6GB RAM and 128GB onboard memory, while the Pro version has 8GB RAM and 256GB onboard memory. Both come without an option for expandable memory.

The Pro’s main camera also has eight lenses versus the Mi Note 10’s seven, which Xiaomi claims improves image quality further.

Both models will be available locally in three colours: Midnight Black, Aurora Green and Glacier White.

The Mi Note 10 and Pro go on sale starting Dec 7, with the Mi Note 10 retailing for RM2,099, while the Pro is priced at RM2,499. Both models are available at all Mi Stores in Malaysia and online via Lazada and Shopee.

Those who purchase the Mi Note 10 before Dec 15 in a Mi Store are entitled to a purchase-with-purchase discount of RM100 for any other product in store (excluding promotional items).

Customers who purchase a Mi Note 10 Pro are entitled to a free one-year screen replacement programme worth RM78.90 plus a similar RM100 purchase-with-purchase discount.

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