Opinion | The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 & Mi Note 10 Pro could be the power user's smartphones of choice
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The Mi Note 10 series may be tempting enough at just the notion of having a 108 MP primary camera sensor, let alone the four other cameras that Xiaomi has confirmed it is including. However, the combination of hardware that one popular leaker claims that the Mi Note 10 series will feature makes for an even more enticing prospect.
In a now-deleted tweet, a screenshot of which we have included below, Sudhanshu Ambhore lays out what the Mi Note 10 Pro will offer. Since then, the leaker has clarified that the Mi Note 10 and Mi Note 10 Pro will only be separated by storage options, with the two devices sharing the other hardware that he outlined.
Ambhore has been reliably leaking information about smartphones for a while now, so we would not discount this as some unverified wishlist. While it remains unclear whether the Mi Note 10 and Mi Note 10 Pro will look identical, the spec sheet below reads like a power user's dream. Few devices currently offer the combination of a Snapdragon 855 Plus SoC, a 90 Hz AMOLED panel, a 4,000 mAh battery, UFS 3.0 storage and a headphone jack. The inclusion of 40 W charging, which we presume is the wattage for wired charging, along with up to 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage all make for a mighty impressive-sounding device.
A 1080p panel may be considered a shortcoming to some people though, as may the apparent lack of active stylus like the Galaxy Note series has. However, the former will help the Mi Note maximise battery life, while the omission of the latter should not deter people from what will likely be a reasonably priced handset.
The Mi Note 10 series currently does not have a release date, although we suspect it will be around the launch of the CC9 Pro on November 5. We shall keep you updated with more information when we hear of it.