Xiaomi Mi 10T Release Date, Price, Design, Specs & News

It’s been several months since Xiaomi unveiled its Mi 10 flagship devices but a set of premium mid-rangers – in the form the of Mi 10T, Mi 10T Lite, and Mi 10T Pro – have followed them up.

With high refresh rates and big camera sensors across the lineup, all three phones look like portable powerhouses – even the Lite phone packs in a 120Hz display and the global debut of the Snapdragon 750G chipset.

Check out episode 35 of our weekly mobile podcast Fast Charge (embedded in this article), where we talk about the Mi 10T series in more detail.

When will the Xiaomi Mi 10T phones release?

Xiaomi launched the Mi 10T series globally on 30 September. As for when fans will actually be able to buy one, we know that the Mi 10T Lite will have an early bird discount from 13 October, with the phones now confirmed to first be going on sale in India (via Flipkart) starting 15 October.

How much do the Mi 10T phones cost?

The Mi 10T starts from €499, jumping to €549 for a model with extra RAM.

The Mi 10T Pro is only a little more at €599, with a higher storage SKU at €649.

Finally, the Mi 10T Lite comes in even lower. It starts from just €279, with an early adopter flash sale price of just €249 from Amazon and the Mi Store from 13 October. Meanwhile, the model with extra storage is only €329.

We’re still waiting for final UK pricing for the phones but will update this article once we have it.

What are the Mi 10T specs & design?

The Mi 10T is a surprisingly powerful device for one that’s ostensibly a mid-ranger. Here are the headline numbers:

6.67in FHD+ 144Hz LCD display
Snapdragon 865
128GB storage
64Mp, f/1.89 main camera
13Mp ultra-wide
5Mp macro
20Mp selfie camera
5000mAh battery
33W wired charging

The headline spec is really the 144Hz refresh rate display – tech so far seen only in gaming phones, and faster than the 120Hz panels seen in many other flagships this year. The only compromise is that the panel is an LCD, rather than OLED.

The main camera is a 64Mp shooter – down from the 108Mp found in the original Mi 10 – but it should still be very capable thanks to a large sensor size. It’s joined by an ultrawide and a macro, with a 20Mp selfie shooter too.

The 5000mAh battery is actually a slight upgrade on the Mi 10, as is the 33W charging – though note that wireless charging has been dropped.

Once again it’s powered by the Snapdragon 865 – which means 5G support too – and comes with either 6GB or 8GB RAM, and 128GB storage.

As for the design, it comes in black or silver, with Gorilla Glass 5 coating both the display – which is flat, not curved – and the phone’s rear. Xiaomi describes it as ‘splash-proof’, but doesn’t list a specific IP rating. As with the other two Mi 10T phones, there’s a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.

What about the Mi 10T Pro?

Finally, the big daddy. The Mi 10T Pro takes the best of the Mi 10T and adds a little extra:

6.67in FHD+ 144Hz LCD display
Snapdragon 865
128/256GB storage
108Mp, f/1.69, OIS main camera
13Mp ultra-wide
5Mp macro
20Mp selfie camera
5000mAh battery
33W wired charging

The big change is the camera, which uses the same 108Mp sensor as the original Mi 10. That ‘1/1.33” super sensor’ will capture far more light, for better dynamic range and lowlight performance – not to mention enabling 8K video capture.

RAM starts from 8GB, and storage goes up to 256GB, but otherwise, the core specs are the same as the Mi 10T, as are the other camera lenses, the battery, and the charging speed.

The phone looks similar too. It’s basically the same size and weight, with the same black and silver finishes, but it throws in an extra light blue model that’s Pro-only.

What about the Mi 10T Lite?

The Mi 10T Lite understandably drops a few key specs down, but it’s still a pretty compelling offering:

6.67in FHD+ 120Hz LCD display
Snapdragon 750G
64/128GB storage
64Mp, f/1.89 main camera
8Mp ultra-wide
2Mp macro
2Mp depth sensor
16Mp selfie camera
4820mAh battery
33W wired charging

There are two main differences to note here. First up, the display refresh rate drops from an industry-leading 144Hz to a still-very-impressive 120Hz – though otherwise, the displays are essentially the same.

The chipset is arguably a bigger change, as the Mi 10T Lite is the first phone in the world to use the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G chipset. It still delivers full 5G support, but processing and graphics performance will drop a little from the 865 in the other two devices. It should still be very capable for most tasks but might suffer a tiny bit in serious gaming.

RAM is just 6GB, and entry-level storage drops to 64GB, though 128GB is still an option. The 4820mAh battery is technically slightly smaller than the Mi 10T, but likely not enough to matter, especially with the lower power chipset. Charging speed is the same too.

The main camera is the same as the Mi 10T, but the other lenses have lower Mp counts – though there’s an additional depth sensor to make up for it.

The design is quite different though. The punch-hole selfie camera has moved from the corner to the centre, and the rear camera lens has made the same move and changed shape. In fact, the camera module here looks incredibly similar to the module on Xiaomi’s recent Poco X3.

The Lite is also a little more colourful, with dark blue, dark grey, and a rose gold/teal gradient finish – though it’s still made out of Gorilla Glass 5, rather than opting for a cheaper plastic back.

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