Xiaomi Launches Latest Flagship, Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra; Features 120W Fast Charging & Other Surprises

News of a new Xiaomi flagship phone has been swirling all week with nothing definite released, until now. The Xiaomi’s 10 Ultra is the latest smartphone to join the company’s flagship line, and was introduced yesterday in China. 

The new device improves on the regular and Pro sibling launched in Malaysia back in April this year. 

“Whatever you can imagine, #Mi10Ultra has it,” the company said. 

The phone features a 6.67 inch Full HD+ OLED display with 10-bit colour output, 120 Hz refresh rate and a touch sampling rate of 240 Hz. The 120Hz refresh rate will allow for smoother animations and scrolling but can also sap the battery. 

Speaking of the battery, the Ultra houses a 4,500 mAh battery (same as the Samsung S20 Plus) and boasts of an impressive 120-watt wired fast charging. Fast charging here means that the phone will be fully charged in 20 minutes according to the company. The Ultra also supports 50W wireless fast charging which means the phone will be fully charged in 40 minutes. 

The camera system on the phone is respectable as well. The 10 Ultra showcases a quad-camera setup comprising a 48 Megapixel primary shooter with a 1/1.32-inch sensor, a 120x hybrid zoom camera, and 8K video recording. There’s also a 20-megapixel ultrawide camera with a 128-degree field of view and a 12-megapixel portrait camera. On the top left corner of the screen is a single-punch hole cutout housing a 20 MP selfie shooter. 

Internally, the device features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset paired with 16 GB RAM and up to 512GB UFS 3.1 internal storage.The chipset is one you would expect for any competing Android flagship phone in the market. Gamers will be happy to hear the Ultra also comes equipped with Xiaomi’s LiquidCool 2.0 vapour chamber along with a six stacked graphite layer. 

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra will retail in China on 16 August and will be available in Obsidian Black, Mercury Silver and even a limited Transparent Edition. In terms of pricing, the 8GB/256GB version will retail at CNY5,599 (RM3,382), 12GB/256GB at CNY5,999 (RM3,624), and 16GB/512GB at CNY6,999 (RM4,228).

The phone’s availability in the global market has not been confirmed at this time.

Xiaomi also teased a number of other products as well, including a 20W wireless charging pad, a 55W wireless charging stand, a Redmi K30 Ultra phone with 33W fast charging and a 120Hz OLED display, an ultra-thin OLED TV called Mi TV Lux, and a GoKart called the Ninebot GoKart Pro Lamborghini Edition.

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