Potential Xiaomi Mi 10i smartphone will delight fans of the Chinese OEM in India yearning for a Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
Unsurprisingly, the MIUI 12 code has been dissected and there has been an interesting spot, as shared by the_tech_guy on Twitter. In code relating to the camera app, there is mention of the identifying stamp “shot on Mi 10i”. A codename is also associated with this potential Xiaomi Mi 10i: “tocoin”. As “toco” is the codename given for the Mi Note 10 Lite then it seems logical to presume that the “in” part of “tocoin” refers to India.
If a Xiaomi Mi 10i is a rebranded Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite then shoppers in India will be treated to an impressive device that only cuts a few corners off the budget upper-class Mi Note 10. The Lite version of this particular Xiaomi smartphone comes with a quad-camera setup featuring a 64 MP main sensor and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G.
However, there is always the possibility that Xiaomi will simply not launch any Mi 10i device, which would not necessarily be a bad thing considering how convoluted the OEM’s lineup is becoming, especially with more releases coming very soon. But that hasn’t stopped some having a guess at how much a Xiaomi Mi 10i would cost for the Indian market, with mention of ₹24,000 (US$320) being a possible price point. The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite can currently be picked up from £249 (US$325) for the 6 GB + 64 GB model.