Xiaomi has recently unveiled a new smartphone called the Xiaomi Mi 10S in China. The device looks somewhat similar to the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra in terms of design, but at the core, the device has entirely different specifications. The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 870 chipset, the Mi 10S has borrowed few specs from the Mi 10 5G that was released last year in February. The phone has arrived with a starting price of $500 or 3,299 Yuan.
Xiaomi Mi 10S features a 6.67-inch AMOLED display with curved edges and a hole-punch placed at the upper-left corner. The display offers a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels with a 90Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch sampling rate. The screen features 1120nits brightness, a 5000000:1 contrast ratio, and 100 percent DCI-P3 color gamut and shielded by Gorilla Glass 5 panel.
The Snapdragon 870 device powers the device and has 12GB RAM with 256 internal storage configurations. The phone is powered by a 4.780mAh battery with 33W wired fast charging. You can charge the device from zero to 100% in just 56 minutes. The phone has 30W wireless charging that takes slightly more than usual and 10W wireless reverse chagrin.
The phone features an under-display optical fingerprint scanner, an accelerometer, and a compass. The phone will be available in Titanium Black, Ice Blue, Pearl White for the starting price of 430 EUR. The phone runs on Android 11, MIUI 12 out of the box with Adreno 650 GPU. Under the hood, the phone is equipped with vapor chamber liquid cooling technology to save the device from overheating when playing video games or watching movies for a longer period of time.
The Xiaomi Mi 10S features a 20MP selfie camera. At the rear side of the phone, it features a quad-camera system within a camera housing that looks similar to one that exists on the back panel of the Mi 10 Ultra. The vertically ranged camera module has a 108MP primary camera sensor with optical image stabilization feature and f/1.69 aperture, a 13MP ultra-wide camera lens with a 123-degree FOV, a 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth of field lens. The camera also supports dual-LED, dual-tone flash, HDR, and Panorama features. You can shoot a video up to 8K@30fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps. The front camera allows you to shoot 1080p video at 30fps or 270p@120fps.
If you liked Redmi K30's design, you are going to love K40. it's a much more refined model than its predecessor. It weighs only 196g. From the rear side, the design of K40 is almost the same as Mi 11 design. The camera module is elongated and camera sensors are distributed more evenly.
The fancy gradient back cover and camera placement overall make the rear side of the phone more clean and elegant. The red and blue gradient color is the primary color of the K40 where it refracts blue and red in different lights. Many people are going to love this fancy gradient.
K40 uses a flat E4 OLED screen with 1080 pixels and a 120Hz refresh rate featuring 1,300 nits of peak brightness while consuming almost 15% less electricity, the performance is truly astonishing. With the support for a three-finger 360Hz touch sampling rate, the screen is more responsive than other phones.
The front camera is housed inside a tiny 2.76mm hole-punch, and this is probably the smallest hole-punch we have ever seen on any other mobile phone. The screen has an adaptive color display which was found in iPhone. It adjusts the screen's color temperature to the color temperature of the ambient light that helps to reduce eye strain.
Given the price tag, we are not expecting too much from the photography section. K40's primary camera doesn't have any optical image stabilizlation. The ultra-wide camera is 8MP and there is a 5MP telephoto macro lens of the same type as the Mi 11. In real life, the K40's main camera take slightly over-exposed photos.
The dynamic range is also not so good and the colors are not vibrant enough. We would rate the camera performance as an average show. The K40 comes with a 4,520mAh battery with software optimization that is pretty good with 33w of charging. It can be fully charged from 0 to 100% in 54 minutes.
When Xiaomi launched its flagship smartphone Mi 11 earlier this year, the company skipped the Pro variant which was used to be a part of the series from day one. The standard Xiaomi Mi 11 was released in China in December 2020 and internationally it went for sale in February 2021. So far, Xiaomi didn't say anything about the release date of the Pro model, but we have already been getting leaks on the price, specs, and release date.
While we are expecting the Xiaomi Mi 11 to be part of a series, there will be lite or ultra variants as well. We are waiting for that to be the case though, so for now, we have various rumors and leaks of the Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro. A Weibo user has recently revealed that the Mi 11 Pro will be launched somewhere in mid-March. He also suggested that the flagship smartphone will be launched alongside the Mi 11 Pro Ultra. This is still a rumor but it aligns with another rumor that predicts the launch of the phone in March.
The Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro is said to retain the design of the Mi 11 but there will be some upgrades in the areas of photography and charging speed. The Mi 11 Pro will have a periscope telephoto lens and 120W fast charging technology that is similar to the technology on Mi 10 Extreme Commemorative edition. Further, the Mi 11 Pro is expected to feature a 6.8-inch quad curved display with a resolution of 3200x1400p.
The display will feature a 120Hz refresh rate and 480 touch sampling rate. Recently, a set of renders appeared online. The renders give us a look at the rear camera design of the Pro variant. Numerous reports suggest that the upcoming Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro will feature a massive 4,700mAh battery and Xiaomi's blazing-fast 120W wired charging technology.
Xiaomi Note 10 series is one of the most awaited smartphone series that is expected to be launched later this week. Much like its predecessor Redmi Note 9 series, the new lineup is going to have more than one devices - that includes standard Redmi Note 10 and all the way up to the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max. In recent weeks, we have seen several leaks about the upcoming devices, which have given us lots of hints on the design and hardware specs. However, nothing was official until now.
Xiaomi India's Managing Director, Manu Kumar Jain, recently tweeted to announce that the Redmi Note series is finally going to use AMOLED panels with the upcoming Redmi Note 10 series. The tweet states: "Excited to share that #RedmiNote10 series will feature #SuperAMOLED display - 1st TIME EVER ON a #RedmiNote!"
He also uploaded a short clip that displays results from a Twitter poll that was conducted last year by the company. The poll asked users to choose between a 120Hz LCD panel and a standard AMOLED display panel. As anyone can guess, an overwhelming majority of poll participants choose AMOLED screen over the high refresh rate LCD panel. Although the poll is not active on the social network it seems the company decided to go with the user's opinion. N the video, the company further mentions that the Redmi Note 10 series will feature not just any OLED display but a super AMOLED panel.
There isn't anything on the refresh rate from official sources, but earlier leaks suggest that the company may include the top-of-the-line Redmi Note 10 Pro Max may include a 120Hz super AMOLED display. If that's the case, the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max will definitely be in the news for having a super AMOLED display on the budget in 2021.
The Redmi Note 10 series will be a 4G device that will run MIUI 12 out of the box. It features a quad-camera system on the rear side with a 64MP primary camera sensor, a wide-angle camera, a macro camera, and a depth sensor. It will be powered by a large 5,050mAh battery along with 8GB RAM and up to 256GB internal storage. The vanilla 6.53-inch FHD+ display and will run on Qualcomm's SM7 15 processor platform. The device also includes a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, a triple camera setup on the rear, and a single selfie camera sensor within a waterdrop-style notch on the front.
The Redmi K series has already established itself as one of the budget-friendly smartphone series with almost premium-like features. The K series span from a mid-range device to the more expensive one. Now, recently, Redmi has come up with the K40 series and we are actually going through the good and bad in these three smartphones.
We have the Redmi K40, K40 pro, and the K40 Pro Plus in the series. The three phones may vary in prices and specs but they also share some common specs as well. All three phones in the K40 series are equipped with a 6.7-inch OLED display screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, with Redmi claiming the A+ rating for the display from DisplayMate.
All of these phones are also powered with a 4,520mAh battery with 33W wired charging and a 20M selfie camera that is center-mounted in a punch-hole cutout. These three phones also shared the microphone for audio capabilities, dual stereo speaker, and IP53 rating for water resistance. All of these phones are available in black, white, and fantasy colors.
The Redmi K40 Pro Plus features a 108MP triple rear camera system with a 108MP primary camera sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide lens, and a 5MP telephoto macro shooter. The K40 Pro features a 64MP primary camera along with the other two cameras same as K40 Pro Plus. The standard K40 offers a 48MP primary camera whereas the rest of the camera system is the same. The Redmi K40 offers is powered by Snapdragon 870 processing chip. It is not the latest chip but fast enough to deliver power for video games and a desired smooth visual experience.
Redmi K40 Pro and Pro Plus features a Snapdragon 888 processor along with Wi-Fi 6E connectivity. Redmi K40 Pro Plus, which is only available in a 12GB/256GB model. Redmi K40 Pro starts at 2,799 yuan (~$434) for the 6GB/128GB option, 2,999 yuan (~$465) for the 8GB/128GB variant, and 3,299 yuan (~$511) for the 8GB/256GB version. The standard Redmi K40 will set you back 1,999 yuan (~$310) for the 6GB/128GB model, 2,199 yuan (~$341) for the 8GB/128GB variant, 2,499 yuan (~$387) for the 8GB/256GB tier, and 2,499 yuan (~$387) for the 12GB/256GB device.