A Decade of Innovation: Xiaomi Launches Record-setting Mi 10 Ultra

Aug 11, 2020

Industry-leading flagship and Xiaomi’s most powerful offering to date with unprecedented 120W fast charging

Mi 10 Ultra

Beijing, CHINA, August 11 – Founder and CEO of Xiaomi Lei Jun delivered a speech at the Xiaomi Science and Technology Park, during which he announced the official launch of Mi 10 Ultra. The groundbreaking flagship debuts numerous revolutionary features, including 120x AI super zoom, 120Hz refresh rate with 10-bit color depth, as well as a triple fast charging structure including 120W wired, 50W wireless and 10W reverse wireless charging. With 130 points for audio and image quality awarded by DXOMARK, it sports one of the best smartphone cameras in the world. Mi 10 Ultra will be available for purchase in Mainland China from August 16 starting at RMB 5,299.

Ultimate photography: World’s first 120x AI super zoom, DXOMARK top-ranked low-light telephoto camera

Setting an important milestone for Xiaomi on smartphone photography, Mi 10 Ultra is fitted with an unprecedented 120x AI super zoom camera. The Sony IMX586 image sensor, guarantees outstanding video and photo shooting capabilities, supporting 8K videos and capable of taking beautiful night shots that highlight details without overexposure even in low lighting thanks to 1.6μm four-in-one Super Pixel. Meanwhile, the periscope camera’s optical image stabilization (OIS) effectively reduces image blurring, allowing users to take stunning extra clear photos. This camera also supports a viewfinder mode – when the zoom exceeds 15x, a small preview window is added to the screen to enhance the experience of using the ultra-zoom camera.

Mi 10 Ultra is equipped with a custom-manufactured 48MP ultra-large pixel main camera that adopts 1/1.32-inch sensor and features a pixel size up to 1.2μm, which with four-in-one pixel binning can be enhanced to reach 2.4μm. These features ensure outstanding light sensitivity that allows the camera to maintain excellent image quality under any lighting condition. With a 8P lens, OIS and 8K video support, Mi 10 Ultra offers both professional and casual photographers an excellent user experience. The custom-made main camera debuts Dual Native ISO Fusion dynamic technology, while also coming with chip-level HDR, and HDR10 video capture, enhancing the dynamic range and color gamut of videos while reducing HDR ghosting.

Besides the powerful main and telephoto cameras, Mi 10 Ultra also sports a flagship 128° ultra-wide angle lens and a classic portrait lens that are perfect for landscape, architecture, group, and portrait photography. The ultra-wide angle lens boasts a 20MP sensor and 12mm equivalent focal length, while the portrait lens carries a 12MP sensor and supports 2x optical zoom with a 50mm focal length.

Mi 10 Ultra’s photography and video shooting capabilities are currently the best in the market, evidenced by its status as the highest-ranked smartphone by DXOMARK with 130 points.

Ultimate charging: 120W triple charge composition sets new pace for fast charging

Building on a legacy of innovation in charging technologies, Mi 10 Ultra sets an industry first by introducing the latest generation of Mi Turbo Charge supporting 120W wired charging, 50W wireless charging and 10W reverse wireless charging.

Mi 10 Ultra is the first mass-produced smartphone equipped with 120W wired fast charging. The device adopts multi-stage step-variable current control technology, supporting three charging modes such as double-pump charging, direct charging and normal charging. It connects two 98.5% ultra-high conversion efficiency charge pumps which greatly decreases the amount of power lost during the conversion process and increases charge efficiency, while preventing overheating and extending high-power charge time. The standard 120W power adapter allows the device to charge to 41% in just 5 minutes, and reach 100% in just 23 minutes1.

Mi 10 Ultra is also the first to have mass-produced 50W wireless charging, capable of powering the device to 100% in just 40 minutes1, a speed that is equivalent to 50W wired charging. It additionally supports 10W reverse wireless charging.

Mi 10 Ultra adopts 34 internal charging safety measures in the device itself as well as in the battery, and the charger to ensure utmost safety. The phone uses the first-ever mass-produced graphene-based Li-ion battery with a capacity equivalent to 4,500mAh. The symmetrical dual-cell series design effectively increases charge speed.

Mi 10 Ultra has received a TÜV Rheinland 3.0 certification for fast charging.

Ultimate experience: 1 billion colors, 120Hz refresh rate, stereo sound

Mi 10 Ultra’s 6.67” curved OLED display reaches 800nits of brightness with 1120nit peak value. With a 5000000:1 contrast ratio and native 10bit color depth support, it can show 1.07 billion vivid colors providing for dazzling image quality. At the same time, its 120Hz display refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate create an ultra smooth user experience.

With JNCD <0.63 and Delta-E <1 color accuracy, the display precisely restores color, which combined with 10-bit color depth results in a rich TrueColor experience that can satisfy even the strict criteria of professional designers. Front and a back ambient sensors enable Mi 10 Ultra to intelligently gauge light levels from both sides of the device and automatically adjust brightness, greatly improving the precision of the auto-brightness feature. With a dual speaker system on both the top and bottom, Mi 10 Ultra offers an exceedingly immersive gaming experience, among other things allowing users to identify the location of other players by sound. Ultimate performance: Triple flagship configuration with Snapdragon 865, LPDDR5, and UFS 3.1 Mi 10 Ultra runs on a flagship Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 865 chipset, LPDDR5, and UFS 3.1. The device’s vapor chamber cooling system allows it to maintain stable performance even after long use. Mi 10 Ultra broke another AnTuTu record, this time reaching 660,000 points. Mi 10 Ultra is built for ultimate gaming with a host of innovative gaming modes such as GameTurbo 4.0 which allows users to customize GPU drive parameters such as frame rate, resolution, and more for different games. With its large RAM capacity, the device also supports trial mode – users can download the games directly onto a high-speed memory cache, increasing the installation and launch speed of the game by 40-60%. The game can then be deleted after trialling, freeing up memory and leaving no fragmented files. Ultimate design: Classic Xiaomi style created in disruptive Xiaomi Smart Factory The product of 10 years of innovation and craftsmanship, Mi 10 Ultra’s look is a tribute to the sleek classic design that Xiaomi has become known for. It comes in three colors, Obsidian Black, Mercury Silver and Transparent Edition that is decorated with an outline of the device’s interior components. Mi 10 Ultra is the first premium smartphone model assembled in Xiaomi’s new Smart Factory. The next-generation factory covering an area of 18,600km2 boasts a fully automated production line spanning processes from production management to machine processing, packaging and storage. With an annual production capacity of over 1 million units, the factory is both a production line for some of Xiaomi’s flagship smartphones and a testing ground for high-end products, focusing on new technology development, pre-research projects, benchmark technology development and automation equipment R&D. Mi 10 Ultra comes in four variants, 8GB+128GB, 8GB+256GB, 12GB+256GB, and 16GB+512GB, priced at RMB 5,299, RMB 5,599, RMB 5,999, and RMB 6,999 respectively. It will be available for preorder with a RMB 100 down payment from 9:30 p.m. Beijing time on August 11, and will be available for purchase from 10 a.m. Beijing time on August 16. In addition to Mi 10 Ultra, a number of accessories have also been launched, including a Mi 55W Wireless Charging Stand and a Mi 20W Smart Tracking Charging Pad. The Mi 55W Wireless Charging Stand is compatible with all Xiaomi smartphones that support wireless charging. It also supports EPP specifications for fast charging. The Mi 20W Smart Tracking Charging Pad can intelligently detect devices and charge accordingly, even though they are placed randomly. Users can charge two devices consecutively. Users in mainland China can purchase the Mi 55W Wireless Charging Stand at RMB 199, and the Mi 20W Smart Tracking Charging Pad at RMB 499. Xiaomi also offers a Mi 100W Car Charger for non-stop power support with a price of RMB 99, and two smartphone cases for added protection. The two case variants priced at RMB 99, and RMB 69 respectively. Quick Specs: Display • 6.67″ OLED TrueColor curved display • 19.5:9 aspect ratio, FHD+, • 120 Hz refresh rate • 240Hz touch sampling rate • Color contrast ratio: 5,000,000:1 (typ) • 800nit (HBM) / 1120nit (typ) • Gamut: 100% DCI-P3, Color accuracy: ∆E <1.0, JNCD: <0.63 • 10-bit color depth • TÜV Low-Blue Light Rheinland and HDR10+ certifications Color • Obsidian Black, Mercury Silver, Transparent Edition Dimensions • 162.38 x 75.04 x 9.45mm, 221.8g Processor • Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 • KyroTM 585 CPU, Octa-core CPU, up to 2.84 GHz • AdrenoTM 650 GPU Storage • LPDDR5 + UFS 3.1 • Variants 8GB+128GB, 8GB+256GB, 12GB+256GB, 16GB+512GB Cooling System • LiquidCool 2.0 vapor chamber + 6-stack graphite layer + graphene Rear Camera • 48MP ultra-clear primary camera • 1/1.32” super sensor, 2.4μm 4-in-1 Super Pixels • Supports OIS, f/1.85, 8P lens • 120x digital zoom telephoto lens • 20MP ultra-wide angle 128° camera • 12MP portrait lens • Up to 8K 24fps video recording • AI 2.0, Night mode 2.0, ShootSteady video, Vlog mode, • 960fps macro slow-motion video Front Camera • 20MP 1.8mm in-display selfie camera • HDR, AI portrait selfies, AI scene detection, portrait video • 720p 120fps slow motion video Connectivity • Wi-Fi 6, 5G MultiLink • Multi-functional NFC and IR blaster • USB Type-C Battery & Charging • 4,500mAh (typ) battery2 • 120W wired and 50W wireless fast charging • 10W reverse wireless charging • TÜV Rheinland 3.0 certification for fast charging Audio • Dual stereo speakers • Hi-Res Audio certification • AI noise reduction Security • In-screen fingerprint sensor • Face Unlock

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