There is no doubt that Xiaomi has previously released a few impressive smartphones that also offered a great bang for your buck. The Pocophone, the Mi 9T/K20 Pro, the Mi 10 series, and more. But the Mi 10 Ultra? This is the first time we see Xiaomi not pulling any punches.

No matter how you look at it, this is a flagship device in both hardware and pricing. With a launch price of about $750 to $1000, this is a phone that directly competes with the likes of Samsung, Apple, and Huawei as well. So, let us take a closer look at it!

Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra - Flagship Tier

Let us start with the specs:

  • Chipset: Snapdragon 865
  • Display: 1080P+ AMOLED 120Hz
  • RAM: 8-16 gigabytes
  • Storage: 128-512 gigabytes
  • Rear camera: Quad setup. 1: 48MP main 2: 48MP periscope 3: 12MP telephoto 4: 20MP ultrawide
  • Selfie camera: 20MP
  • Battery: 4,500 mAh

So, no matter how you look at it, this is a full-fledged flagship device.

All things considered, the fact that we’re looking at a Snapdragon 865 instead of the plus variant is a bit strange. But, other than that, this is a truly a premium device.

We’re looking at a crazy 48MP periscope lens with 5X optical zoom and a maximum zoom level of 120x. Even though, to be honest, chances are it’s going to look bad when fully zoomed in.

Xiaomi Mi 10 ultra
120x zoom shot by Ice Universe

But, still, a 48MP periscope sensor is nothing to laugh at – and we assume that this is why the rear camera’s physical size is so big.

Also, remember about the 120-watt chargers that we previously talked about? Well, the Mi 10 Ultra is the first phone to come out that officially supports it! 0 to 100% in about 20 minutes!

Xiaomi Mi 10 ultra

Then there's also a 120Hz AMOLED display along with a 4,500 mAh battery. Again, all things considered, this is one of the most premium devices you can get.

Wrapping Up

Unfortunately, Xiaomi is not going to release a global variant of the Mi 10 Ultra. This means that if you want one, you'll have to order it with the Chinese ROM and chances are you'll also have to pay extra in import charges and fees - which is a crying shame.

But, since Xiaomi announced it in both its global and Chinese accounts, there's always hope.

For a couple of closing side notes, the main sensor, while it only has a resolution of 48MP, it also offers an unusually large aperture. So, this could result in much better low-light photography results.

And another thing that we noticed is that Xiaomi emphasized quite a bit on the cooling aspect. Question is, are we talking solely about CPU cooling? Or is this also about the 120-watt quick charging and 50-watt wireless charging? Guess we'll just have to wait and see some real world tests.

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