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Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite: 5G connectivity but the cameras from the Redmi Note 9S?

The Mi 10 Lite 5G will start at €349 (~US$389). (Image source: Xiaomi)
The Mi 10 Lite 5G will start at €349 (~US$389). (Image source: Xiaomi)
The surprise announcement of yesterday's Xiaomi Mi 10 series event proved not a new flagship, but a new mid-ranger. Succeeding the Mi 9 Lite, the Mi 10 Lite not only packs a 6.57-inch display and a 4,160 mAh battery, but also 5G connectivity. Starting at €349 (~US$389), the Mi 10 Lite will come in a choice of three colours.
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Marketed as making "5G accessible to every user", the Mi 10 Lite was possibly the oddest announcement at yesterday's Xiaomi Mi 10 series event. While the device carries the Mi 10 name, it barely resembles the Mi 10 or Mi 10 Pro.

Xiaomi has equipped the device with a 6.57-inch and 2,400 x 1,080 AMOLED panel, along with a 4,160 mAh battery and a Snapdragon 765G chipset. The latter includes Qualcomm's X52 modem, giving the Mi 10 Lite its 5G connectivity. There is also LPDDR4X RAM onboard, the volumes of which Xiaomi is yet to disclose.

However, the company has announced the Mi 10 Lite will come with either 64 GB or 128 GB of UFS 2.1 flash storage. Xiaomi will price these at €349 (~US$389) and €399 (~US$445) respectively. Additionally, Xiaomi will offer the Mi 10 Lite in grey, green and white.

The Mi 10 Lite will also have four rear-facing cameras and one front-facing sensor. Interestingly, @xiaomishka asserts that Xiaomi is equipping the Mi 10 Lite with the 48 MP rear-facing sensor and the 16 MP front-facing camera from the Redmi Note 9S. According to the latter's product page, the 48 MP camera has an f/1.79 aperture, 0.8 μm large pixels and uses 4-in-1 pixel binning to take 12 MP shots by default. The 16 MP front-facing camera, meanwhile, has an f/2.48 aperture and a pixel size of 1.0 μm.

Weighing in at 192 g, the Mi 10 Lite is 7.98 mm thick and supports 20 W fast charging using QC3.5 or FFC. Xiaomi states that the Mi 10 Lite will be available to order from May.

(Image source: Xiaomi)

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Alex Alderson, 2020-03-28 (Update: 2020-03-28)
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.