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Potential Xiaomi Mi 10i smartphone will delight fans of the Chinese OEM in India yearning for a Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite

The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite may come to India as the Mi 10i. (Image source: Xiaomi)
The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite may come to India as the Mi 10i. (Image source: Xiaomi)
A Xiaomi Mi 10i device has been spotted in MIUI 12 code that could indicate a new release is on the cards for the Indian market. It’s possible that the mystery Mi 10i smartphone will actually end up being a rebranded Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite, which was released in April of this year for other markets.
Daniel R Deakin,

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.

MIUI 12 code. (Image source: @_the_tech_guy)
MIUI 12 code. (Image source: @_the_tech_guy)
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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-08- 9 (Update: 2020-08- 9)
Daniel R Deakin
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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.