Aside from the Samsung Galaxy S20 series that will launch on February 11, there is also the Xiaomi Mi 10 that will be announced on the same day. Xiaomi is confident that it can beat the noise the South Korean tech giant will be making on that date. Maybe Xiaomi doesn’t really care but we know it’s actually the public who may be confused that day. Much has been said about the Samsung Galaxy S20. We’ve probably mentioned everything there is to know about the three variants but nothing much about the Xiaomi Mi 10.
The Xiaomi Mi 10 is believed to arrive with a 6.57-inch Super AMOLED display, FHD+ resolution, 90Hz refresh rate, 108MP primary camera sensor, 128GB to 512GB onboard storage, 8GB or 12GB RAM, and possibly a 4500mAh battery. The latter may include 40W wired fast charging, 10W reverse wireless charging, and 30W wireless fast charging.
The RAM is only said to be 8GB or 12GB which is now a standard for flagship phones. We just learned the Xiaomi Mi 10 will use Micron’s LPDDR5 RAM. A new low-power LPDDR5 DRAM chip is believed to have been manufactured and almost ready for high-end devices. With LPDDR5 RAM, 12GB of RAM is possible.
This could also mean faster and more powerful performance–up to 6.4Gbps transmission rate. LPDDR5 will be 20% faster than the LPDDR4x and can deliver about 50% improvement in data access speed plus about a 20% reduction in power consumption. The Xiaomi Mi 10 will be the first to implement the new LPDDR5 module so this makes the competition with the Samsung Galaxy S20 more interesting. We’ll see.