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Mi Note 10 packaging spotted: Xiaomi tosses out the rulebook in terms of model numbering

The Xiaomi Mi Note 3 in the heady pre-notch smartphone era. (Image source: PiunikaWeb)
The Xiaomi Mi Note 3 in the heady pre-notch smartphone era. (Image source: PiunikaWeb)
Xiaomi could be preparing to unleash a Mi Note 10 on a practically unsuspecting market soon. An image of alleged packaging material has been shared online, which of course could be fake. However, if it is genuine, then the crafty Chinese manufacturer has seemingly decided to skip the Mi Notes 4 to 9.

Xiaomi has its lovers and haters, but fans of the company love the fact that there is always innovation, surprise, marketing trickery, and a whole truckload of smoke and mirrors when it comes to future smartphone releases from this particular manufacturer. The Chinese firm has reportedly been busy with MIUI 11, the Mi Mix 4, and likely the Mi 10 flagship smartphone series – with the latter perhaps inspiring this latest rumor.

A photograph (see below) of a black box with “Note 10” and “Mi Note 10” stylishly embossed on the front and side, respectively, has sparked speculation that Xiaomi will be sneaking in yet another device into its already packed lineup. The last Xiaomi Mi Note phablet was the Mi Note 3 that was released in 2017. So, it appears that the Chinese manufacturer has conjured up a Mi Note 10 to catch up with rivals like Samsung (in regard to numbering, at least) and to happily coincide with the future Xiaomi Mi 10 smartphone family.

Unsurprisingly, a pretty box with nothing more than two model name labels on it leaves no information about the possible specifications. There have been hushed whispers that the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 could sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ SoC and even feature a display that offers users 90 Hz or even 120 Hz of refresh-rate enjoyment. Whilst we’re at it, why don’t we also toss in rumors of a 5x zoom telephoto camera and a handy 50x digital zoom if required into the (Mi) mix?

It’s all speculation, and the box could be fake – the image hasn’t been garnering much of a trust score on the SlashLeaks website. But there is some available evidence for the possibility of a Xiaomi Mi Note 10 phablet being prepared to take the smartphone world by storm: Famed leaker Ice universe commented that Xiaomi was going to resurrect the Note series and chug out a Mi Note 10 flagship at the end of this month. So we could all be in for a terrific surprise and there will be no need to mourn the non-existence of the Xiaomi Mi Notes 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9.

Alleged Xiaomi Mi Note 10 box. (Image source: SlashLeaks)
Alleged Xiaomi Mi Note 10 box. (Image source: SlashLeaks)

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Daniel R Deakin, 2019-10-25 (Update: 2019-10-25)
Daniel R Deakin
Daniel R Deakin - Managing Editor News
My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.