Xiaomi launches the Mi 10 Ultra: 120 Hz OLED, much improved cameras, and faster charging starting at US$760
After weeks of teasers, Xiaomi has finally launched its new top of the line device, the Mi 10 Ultra, in China. The Mi 10 Ultra sits above the Mi 10 Pro at the very top of Xiaomi's smartphone hierarchy and is in commemoration of the company's 10th anniversary.
The Mi 10 Ultra sports a 6.67-inch FHD+ display. The display is of the OLED type, and offers a 120 Hz refresh rate—an upgrade on the Mi 10 Pro's 90 Hz display. Rumors claimed the phone would be the first with an under-display camera but those were false, as it sports a regular hole punch just like on the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro. Brightness goes up to 800 nits, and touch sampling is at 240 Hz.
Under the hood is a Snapdragon 865, up to 512 GB of UFS 3.1 storage, and reaching 16 GB of LPDDR5 RAM. The Mi 10 Ultra sees improvements in camera hardware versus the Mi 10 Pro. Gone is the regular 92mm equivalent telephoto lens on the Mi 10 Pro; in its place is a periscope setup offering 5x optical zoom, and is joined by a second 50mm equivalent 2x zoom shooter.
Joining the zoom setup is a 48 MP main camera. Xiaomi appears to have finally given up on the 108 MP camera and its shenanigans. The new sensor may just be 48 MP but has the same physical size at 1/1.32", with the perk of bigger pixels. A 20 MP ultra-wide-angle shooter completes the setup, while the selfie camera is a 20 MP sensor.
Another major improvement of the Mi 10 Ultra is seen in charging, as it offers a massive 120 W fast-charging, versus just 50 W on the Mi 10 Pro. Even better is the fact that the phone ships with the 120 W charging brick. Wireless charging is bumped up to a whopping 50 W, but battery capacity remains at 4500 mAh.
- 8/128 GB: CNY 5,299 (US$760)
- 8/256 GB: CNY 5,599 (US$805)
- 12/256 GB: CNY 5,999 (US$865)
- 16/512 GB: CNY 6,999 (US$1,010)