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Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra Announced With 120Hz Display, 120W Fast Charging And 120X Zoom
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Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra Announced With 120Hz Display, 120W Fast Charging And 120X Zoom

by Vyncent ChanAugust 11, 2020
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Today is Xiaomi’s 10th anniversary, and they are celebrating by launching their grandest smartphone yet, the Mi 10 Ultra. It is definitely packed to the gills with cutting-edge hardware, including the highlighted 120W charging.

As far as we know, it is the fastest charging any smartphone has to offer to date, giving you the ability to fully charge the 4500mAh battery in 23 minutes, or 41% in a ridiculous 5 minutes. And yes, unlike Apple, Samsung or Sony, the 120W charger comes in the box. If you prefer to not connect the charger, the Mi 10 Ultra also charges at 50W wirelessly. Reverse wireless charging is also present, although at a significantly slower 10W.

xiaomi mi 10 ultra screen

Xiaomi claims that this battery is the industry’s first mass-produced graphene-based battery, with graphene electrodes instead of usual carbon. They boast of up to 90% battery capacity even after 800 charging cycles. You might need to charge it more, considering that there’s now a 120Hz display here in the Mi 10 Ultra. Enthusiasts would also be pleased to know about that it will come with up to 16GB LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB UFS 3.1 storage.

All of that storage would come in handy as the Mi 10 Ultra packs Xiaomi’s best camera setup yet. You get a main 48MP camera with larger 1.2μm pixels instead of the usual 0.8μm pixels we find in the current generation of 48MP sensors. It is behind an 8-element lens with a f/1.85 aperture. Oh and there’s OIS too. Meanwhile the periscope zoom camera packs a 48MP Sony IMX586 behind a f/4.1 aperture. Optically, Xiaomi boasts of 10x zoom, but with software magic, you get to the final 120x zoom.

xiaomi mi 10 ultra camera design

There’s a significant caveat though: the actual lens sports a 120mm equivalent focal length, so you only get 10x zoom if you calculate that from the ultra-wide angle camera’s equivalent focal length of 12mm. Technically, it’s closer to around 5x optical zoom, and presumably about 60x once digital zoom is taken into equation. The other two cameras are a rather standard-issue 12MP f/2.0 2x zoom for portraits and a 20MP f/2.2 ultra-wide angle camera. The Mi 10 Ultra was rated by DxOMark to tout the finest smartphone camera they have tested yet, with an aggregated score of 130, or 140 points for stills and 106 for videos.

Mi 10 Ultra Specs

  • Snapdragon 865, octa-core @ up to 2.84GHz, 7nm
  • Up to 16GB LPDDR5 RAM
  • Up to 512GB UFS 3.1 storage
  • 6.67″ FHD+ AMOLED, 120Hz refresh rate, 10-bit color
  • 48MP f/1.85 + 20MP f/2.2 ultra-wide + 12MP f/2.0 2x zoom (portrait) camera + 48MP f/4.1 10x telephoto camera
  • 20MP f/2.3 selfie camera
  • 4500mAh battery, 120W fast charging, 50W wireless charging, 10W reverse wireless charging
  • 8GB+128GB: 5299 CNY (~RM3199)
    8GB+256GB: 5599 CNY (~RM3381)
    12GB+256GB: 5999 CNY (~RM3622)
    16GB+512GB: 6999 CNY (~RM4226)

xiaomi mi 10 ultra color

Xiaomi will also be offering a transparent Mi 10 Ultra, although if you want the highest end 16GB+512GB configuration, you will have to choose between the Mercury Silver and Obsidian Black colors options. What do you think? Is the Mi 10 Ultra a significant enough upgrade for you to consider it over the Mi 10 Pro?

Pokdepinion: I am not exactly a fan of the camera hump design…

About The Author
Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.