Xiaomi to Unveil Mi 10i, a Rebranded Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G, in India on 5th January

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Xiaomi brought the focus back to its premium offerings and launched the flagship Mi 10, as well as Mi 10T series, in India earlier this year. The Chinese giant is planning to add a new smartphone to its Mi 10 series in India. Xiaomi is giving fans something to look forward to early next year with a teaser for the rumored Mi 10i.

Mi 10i India Launch Date

The official Xiaomi India Twitter handle has tweeted out a teaser video along with the launch date. The video teases the 108MP primary camera and flashes an ‘i’ after the 10. This suggests that the upcoming device will be the Mi 10i. It will be a 5G-enabled mid-ranger that will take on the Moto G 5G and OnePlus Nord.

Mi 10i will most likely be a rebadged version of the Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G that was unveiled in China about a month ago. It is a slightly upgraded variant of the Mi 10T Lite that went official in Europe earlier this year.

Xiaomi has set up a dedicated landing page that confirms that the Mi 10i will be a rebranded Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G. The upcoming device has been teased to arrive in the same color offerings as the Note 9 Pro 5G. It will also feature a 108MP camera, higher refresh rate display, and a powerful 5G chipset.

Mi 10i: Specifications (Expected)

Xiaomi is looking to kick off 2021 with a bang, launching its first-ever mid-range 5G smartphone in India. The Mi 10i will feature a 6.67-inch Full-HD+ LCD display with a 120Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch response rate. There’s also a punch-hole at the top that houses a 16MP selfie sensor.

The circular quad-camera setup on the rear is helmed by a 108MP primary sensor. It is the Samsung ISOCELL HM2 sensor, which is coupled with an 8MP ultra-wide lens with a 120-degree FOV, a 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor.

Under the hood, the Mi 10i will be powered by the Snapdragon 750G SoC. It will be coupled with up to 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of built-in storage. The device will also come equipped with a 4,820mAh battery, 33W fast-charging, and a USB Type-C port. It may also come as a delight to some but the Mi 10i might also include a 3.5mm audio jack.

The Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G is priced starting at CNY 1,599 (~Rs. 17,999) in China. But, we shouldn’t expect the Mi 10i to arrive at this price point. Our best guess is that the Mi 10i will start at Rs. 19,999 in India. It could truly spell trouble for OnePlus Nord’s sales as you get an equally powerful device, with better cameras, for close to Rs. 7,000 cheap.

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