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Xiaomi Mi 10 Series Now in Malaysia; Retails up to RM3,899

Xiaomi just launched its latest flagship smartphones in Malaysia. Both the Xiaomi Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro have landed here, and retailing from RM2,799 to RM3,899, these are the Chinese company’s most expensive smartphones yet for our market.

That’s right, for the first time ever, the Mi 10 series is approaching the RM4,000 mark. Naturally, it’s the Mi 10 Pro that is priced at RM3,899. For that kind of money, the Pro model comes with 256GB of storage and 8GB of RAM; reasonably big capacities. Only this sole variant is available for our market.

As for the more affordable Mi 10, two options are offered here: the 128GB model goes for RM2,799, while the 256GB variant retails at RM2,999. Regardless of which option you go for, you’ll get 8GB of RAM.

Given the steep asking prices of the two phones, they do offer some impressive hardware. The Mi 10 Pro, for one, features a sophisticated quad camera system. It consists of a 108MP f/1.69 main shooter, a 12MP f/2.0 telephoto lens (50mm), a longer 8MP f/2.0 telephoto sensor (94mm), and a 20MP f/2.2 ultra-wide angle camera.

In DxOMark’s review of the Mi 10 Pro’s camera performance, the phone receives a combined score of 124, putting it in third place alongside the Oppo Find X2 Pro. It’s right behind the Huawei P40 Pro and Honor 30 Pro+, which is not a bad spot to be in.

Powering the Mi 10 Pro, on the other hand, is a fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset with 5G connectivity. Other specifications of this flagship smartphone include a 6.67-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate, a 20MP f/2.0 selfie camera, a 4,500mAh battery with support for 50W fast charging – 30W wirelessly – and an in-screen fingerprint sensor.

And then there’s the standard Mi 10, which shares a number of hardware as the Pro model. These include the same Snapdragon 865 chipset with 5G, a 90Hz display, an in-screen fingerprint sensor, and a 20MP front-facing camera. That being said, the regular Mi 10 comes with a simpler quad camera system made up of a 108MP primary sensor, a 13MP f/2.4 ultra-wide angle shooter, a 2MP f/2.4 macro lens, and a 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor.

Interestingly, despite sharing the same chassis as the Mi 10 Pro, the standard Mi 10 is packing a slightly larger 4,780mAh battery. But the wired fast charging of this model is only limited to 30W, though it can also do 30W charging wirelessly along with support for reverse wireless charging, just like the Pro variant.

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro and Mi 10 are now available for pre-order in Malaysia. Those who place their order by 30 April will also receive a freebie: every pre-order of the Mi 10 Pro will come with a Mi True Wireless Earphones worth RM329, while pre-orders of the Mi 10 will come with a Mi Band 4 worth RM149.

To recap, the Mi 10 Pro retails at RM3,899 for the sole 256GB + 8GB variant, while the standard Mi 10 costs RM2,799 and RM2,999 for the 128GB + 8GB and 256GB + 8GB options respectively.