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Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Unleashed; Likely Coming to Malaysia Soon

Xiaomi just took the wraps off the Xiaomi Mi Note 10, and it is…basically the global version of the recently announced Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro. That’s not exactly a bad thing, of course, given the impressive feature set of the CC9 Pro. On top of that, there’s a good chance the Mi Note 10 will arrive in Malaysia soon.

Just yesterday, Xiaomi Malaysia registered a device with the model number M1910F4G on SIRIM, Malaysia’s certification body. Of course, that device is the Mi Note 10; it’s likely Xiaomi is gearing up to launch the new smartphone on our shores.

What makes the Mi Note 10 such an impressive smartphones is its penta-camera system – it received a DxOMark score of 121 – with a 108MP f/1.69 primary shooter. That sensor uses pixel binning to improve camera performance, so it outputs 27MP images instead. Don’t worry, you won’t be running out of storage space quickly with this device.

There are also two different telephoto sensors in the penta-camera configuration. One of it is a 12MP f/2.0 telephoto lens (50mm), while the other one is a longer 8MP f/2.0 telephoto sensor (94mm). Collectively, these two cameras allow the Mi Note 10 to do 10x hybrid zoom or 50x digital zoom.

As for the other two camera sensors, it’s a 20MP f/2.2 ultra-wide angle shooter and a f/2.4 macro lens.

Interestingly, despite its sophisticated camera system, the Mi Note 10 is not a flagship smartphone: it’s only powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G chipset paired with 6GB of RAM. This comfortably puts it in the upper mid-range segment, which isn’t too bad if it’s priced right.

In the display department, the Mi Note 10 is equipped with a 6.47-inch 2340 x 1080 dual curved AMOLED screen with a notch at the top. Thanks to the 1080p resolution of the display, the phone’s huge 5,260mAh battery should be able to return excellent battery life.

Other specifications of the Mi Note 10 include a 32MP f/2.0 front-facing camera, an in-screen fingerprint sensor, 128GB of non-expandable storage, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 will be available in Europe in a single 128GB + 6GB variant, which is priced at 549 euro (about RM2,515). If you want more storage, there’s the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Pro; it’s virtually identical to the standard edition, but it comes with 256GB of storage, 8GB of RAM, and the 108MP sensor has an 8P lens. The Pro model goes for 649 euro (approximately RM2,975).

Do note that these prices for the European market include VAT, so expect the Mi Note 10 and Mi Note 10 Pro to be more affordable in countries outside of the region. Given that the smartphone has already been registered with SIRIM, we reckon it will be launched in Malaysia very, very soon.