In 2018, Xiaomi announced the Mi 8 Lite – an affordable version of the Mi 8 flagship. The following year, it announced a successor called the Mi 9 Lite, though it was just a rebranded Mi CC9 that is sold in China. Xiaomi has surprised us with the launch of the Mi 10 Lite 5G, which was unveiled today in Europe.
Mi 10 Lite 5G’s Design
The Mi 10 Lite 5G is Xiaomi’s first mid-range 5G smartphone for the international market. The Design of the phone, albeit familiar in some ways, is unlike any of Xiaomi’ (or even Redmi’s) other phones.
The phone has a waterdrop notch in its AMOLED display, unlike the Mi 10 5G and Mi 10 Pro 5G, which have a punch hole at the corner of their shows. The back is covered in Gorilla Glass, which has become standard in a lot of mid-range devices. However, the camera housing is different from that of other Xiaomi devices. It is rectangular with curved corners, but Xiaomi has put it by the left corner of the phone rather than in the middle, as you have on the Redmi Note 9 Pro.
Mi 10 Lite 5G’s Specs
Concerning specs, the Mi 10 Lite 5G has a 6.57-inch AMOLED TrueColor 1080p display. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765G powers it with LiquidCool with LPDDR4X RAM (not stated) and 64GB or 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage.
The primary rear camera is a 48MP sensor (other sensors not revealed) while the notch is home to a 16MP selfie camera. Xiaomi has packed in several camera features such as AI Dynamic Skyscraping, Vlog Mode, Night Mode 2.0, ShowSteady, 120fps slow-motion video recording, and a pro mode, etc.
The phone also has a display-in fingerprint scanner and a 4160mAh battery capacity inside with support for 20W fast charge. The Mi 10 Lite weighs just 192 grams and measures 7.98 millimetres in thickness.
Mi 10 Lite 5G’s Price and Availability
Xiaomi’s aim for making the Mi 10 Lite 5G is to make 5G more accessible to more people, so it is no surprise that the phone has a starting price of €349. It will be available in early May in white, gray, and green.