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Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra: Leaks confirm the design and heady specifications of August 11-bound flagship as questionable prices imply a 2.5x price gap to the Redmi K30 Ultra

The Mi 10 Ultra may give the Note 20 Ultra a run for its money with its rumoured specifications. (Image source: CoolAPK via @Sudhanshu1414)
The Mi 10 Ultra may give the Note 20 Ultra a run for its money with its rumoured specifications. (Image source: CoolAPK via @Sudhanshu1414)
The Mi 10 Ultra is shaping up to be quite the flagship smartphone. According to leaked specifications, Xiaomi will equip the device with a Snapdragon 865+ chipset, along with up to 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage. The Mi 10 Ultra also appears to have four rear-facing cameras, 120x zoom capabilities and could be the first device with a selfie camera underneath its display. Xiaomi is thought to be launching the Mi 10 Ultra in two colours. Prices for it and the Redmi K30 Ultra have been offered too, but these seem unlikely.

Xiaomi has already confirmed plans to announce the Mi 10 Ultra on August 11, along with a teaser image of the device's box art. August 11 is the same day when Xiaomi will unveil the Redmi K30 Ultra too, which is tipped to feature MediaTek's latest and greatest SoC, the Dimensity 1000+. While little information has been leaked about the latter, a host of details about the Mi 10 Ultra have now appeared online.

Firstly, @yabhishekhd has published some supposed prices for the two devices. According to the photo, which we have included below, the Mi 10 Ultra will start at CNY 6,299 (~US$904), while the Redmi K30 Ultra will cost from CNY 2,399 (~US$344) to CNY 3,499 (~US$502). @yabhishekhd has not provided a source for this information and the information is not being circulated elsewhere. The photo does contain a Weibo watermark, but one person claims that they cannot find the image on the platform. Hence, we would file this one in the unlikely pile for the time being.

We are unconvinced of these rumoured prices for the Mi 10 Ultra and Redmi K30 Ultra. (Image source: @yabhishekhd)
We are unconvinced of these rumoured prices for the Mi 10 Ultra and Redmi K30 Ultra. (Image source: @yabhishekhd)

Some seemingly concrete details have been published online about the Mi 10 Ultra, though. On the one hand, multiple marketing images of the Mi 10 Ultra have leaked. The designs presented are consistent across the three images and match what would appear to be a hands-on picture of the Mi 10 Ultra retail box. The images only reveal the back of the Mi 10 Ultra, but they do show the device in two colours. According to @RODENT950, the silver model has a ceramic back, while the darker version has a transparent finish. It would seem that the device has a translucent back panel rather than a transparent one, but it should still appeal to those who were fans of the Mi 9 Explorer Edition.

Additionally, the renders show that the Mi 10 Ultra will support up to 120x zoom. Presumably, this will be 120x digital zoom, as 120x optical zoom would be beyond the capabilities of any contemporary smartphone camera sensor. @RODENT950 claims that the Mi 10 Ultra will only support up to 4x optical zoom. The camera housing is also adorned with the text "12-120mm 1:1.85-4.1", denoting the device's zoom capabilities and "ASPH" to signify that it has an aspheric lens. You can read more about ASPH lenses here.

A marketing render of the Mi 10 Ultra. (Image source: @Sudhanshu1414)
A marketing render of the Mi 10 Ultra. (Image source: @Sudhanshu1414)
And a supposed hands-on image of the device's retail box. (Image source: @bhuvnesh_bagri)
And a supposed hands-on image of the device's retail box. (Image source: @bhuvnesh_bagri)

Other specifications and configurations have leaked too. Apparently, the Mi 10 Ultra will be powered by the Snapdragon 865 Plus, LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage. Also, the device will have a VC liquid cooling system and a next-generation in-screen fingerprint scanner. Separately, Ross Young of Display Supply Chain Consultants claims that the Mi 10 Ultra will "likely be" the first smartphone with an "under panel camera". This technology has been in development for a while, but Young states that Xiaomi will produce hardly any Mi 10 Ultra units, as it did with the Mi Mix Alpha. Finally, the Mi 10 Ultra will supposedly be available in the following configurations:

  • 8 GB RAM / 256 GB storage - Ceramic edition
  • 12 GB RAM / 256 GB storage - Ceramic edition
  • 12 GB RAM / 256 GB storage - Transparent edition
  • 16 GB RAM / 512 GB storage - Transparent edition
(Image source: GSMArena)
(Image source: @RODENT950)
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Alex Alderson, 2020-08- 8 (Update: 2020-08- 8)
Alex Alderson
Alex Alderson - News Editor - @aldersonaj
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.