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.
It's been six months already when POCO launched M3 and now the company has decided to come up with an upgraded version with 5G network capability. The vanilla M3 is relatively an entry-level smartphone. And even the 5G phone has almost similar specs. The biggest difference between the Pro version and standard version is its design.
The designers behind the smartphone have come up with an absolutely new design for the pro model. The camera module is, although, a vertical housing, but the large black rectangular design that used to feature the tiple camera setup has been removed. The M3 Pro has a new back cover design with two rounded shapes near the camera with the company's logo inside. While the standard phone has some leather-like material on the back, the Pro model uses a mirror-reflecting coating.
The Pro model has an LCD display with 1080 resolution and 90Hz refresh rate. The water drop selfie camera housing has been replaced with a hole-punch screen. The hole size is kind of large that a few users may not like much but considering it a 5G mobile phone with a 90Hz screen and smaller price tag, it could be ignored.
Now when it comes to the battery, the POCO M3 Pro uses the same battery as the M3, it only supports 18W charging power, but the box contains a 22.5w charger. 18w charging power is still slow to fill the 5000mAh battery. Half an hour charges to 35%, and one hour to charge to 67%. It takes 116 minutes to fully charge to 100%.Compared to the M3, this smartphone is just about 5G support and a higher refresh rate. Although you may like the design too. The phone is currently available for just $338 on Chinese E-commerce website and hopefully will hit the other regional markets soon.
Samsung Galaxy A72 is the upcoming mid-range smartphone by the company for the first half of this year. We are getting news about its mass-production and release since December last year, but there weren't many leaks about the specs of the phone. Now the latest wave of leaks has provided us a clearer image of what to expect from the phone.
The Galaxy A72 will feature a 4G network connectivity with an option for 5G but we don't know about the 5G yet. The Galaxy A72 shares a similar design to the Galaxy A32. while the latter features a completely flat camera on the rear panel without any significant hump, the Galaxy A72 features a slight placement. In terms of specs, the A72 features a 6.7-inch AMOLED display with 2400x1080 resolution with a 90Hz display refresh rate. We had a previous leak that suggested having a higher refresh rate display to the mid-range smartphones. The phone will allegedly feature an in-display fingerprint scanner to prevent unauthorized access to the phone.
Internally, the Galaxy A72 will be powered by the Snapdragon 720G processor with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. You can further extend the storage capacity of the phone with microSD card slot. The phone features a 5000mAh battery. The phone features a 64MP primary camera sensor joined by a 12MP ultrawide camera sensor, an 8MP 2x telephoto camera, and a 2MP macro shooter. The phone has no depth sensor around this time around. Upfront, a 32MP selfie camera sits in a punch hole. The phone features a 3.5mm headphone jack, IP67 water and dust resistance, and Android 11. There is no news on wireless charging support - a feature that was missed on the Galaxy A71. The phone is expected to go on sale for $599.