Having been announced in China in February, Xiaomi's 2020 flagship Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro are now finally coming to various European markets (the UK will officially receive the phones at a later date, but you can buy Mi 10 now), the company confirmed during Mi 10's global launch on 27 March.

Though there wasn't a live stream in the technical sense, there was a launch video, which you can view at the top of this page. Read on below for full details of the new phones. 

In a surprise announcement the company also announced Mi 10 Lite.

The Xiaomi Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro went on sale in China on 14 February, with prices starting at 3,999 yuan (£442/US$573) and 4,999 yuan (£552/$716) respectively. This is a 1,000 yuan price hike over its predecessor, which has been explained by the addition of 5G connectivity and some hardware upgrades, including to the screen, the addition of a 108Mp camera, higher-capacity batteries and LPDDR5 RAM. Even so, the new Xiaomi flagships cost less than many competing Android phones, offering excellent value.

As we wait for Mi 10 to officially go on sale in the UK, it's worth knowing you that UK users can already buy Mi 10. GearBest is offering the 8GB/128GB Mi 10 for just £609 when you use coupon code GBMI10SALE, which is valid until 13 April. This is the Global version of the phone, and will operate just as if you had waited and bought it in the UK through official channels.

GearBest is awaiting stock of Mi 10 Pro.

Mi 10 specifications at a glance

  • 6.67in AMOLED display, 2340x1080, 90Hz refresh rate (180Hz resampling), HDR10+, 1120nits brightness, 5,000,000:1 contrast
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor
  • Large 3000mm2 vapour chamber with graphene and graphite layers for cooling
  • 8GB/12GB LPDDR5 RAM
  • 128GB/256GB UFS 3.0 storage
  • Quad-lens primary camera with 108Mp sensor, OIS
  • 5G
  • Wi-Fi 6
  • NFC
  • 4,780mAh battery
  • 30W wired, 30W wireless, 10W reverse wireless charging
  • MIUI 11

Mi 10 Pro

Mi 10 Pro specifications at a glance

  • 6.67in AMOLED display, 2340x1080, 90Hz refresh rate (180Hz resampling), HDR10+, 1200nits brightness, 5,000,000:1 contrast
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor
  • Large 3000mm2 vapour chamber with graphene and graphite layers for cooling
  • 8GB/12GB LPDDR5 RAM
  • 256GB/512GB UFS 3.0 storage
  • Quad-lens primary camera with 108Mp sensor, OIS, up to 50x digital zoom, highest ever score of 124 points in DXOMark
  • 5G
  • Wi-Fi 6
  • NFC
  • 4,500mAh battery
  • 50W wired, 30W wireless, 10W reverse wireless charging (sold with 65W charger)
  • MIUI 11

Mi 10 Pro

Mi 10 Pricing & Availability

With regards to its Chinese availability, pricing and configurations are as follows:

  • Mi 10 8GB/128GB: 3,999 yuan (£442/$573)
  • Mi 10 8GB/256GB: 4,299 yuan (£475/$616)
  • Mi 10 12GB/256GB: 4,699 yuan (£519/$673)
  • Mi 10 Pro 8GB/256GB: 4,999 yuan (£552/$716)
  • Mi 10 Pro 12GB/256GB: 5,499 yuan (£608/$788)
  • Mi 10 Pro 12GB/512GB: 5,999 yuan (£663/$859)

The Mi 10's official European pricing is as follows:

  • Mi 10 8GB/128GB: €799
  • Mi 10 Pro 8GB/256GB: €999

'Benelux' (Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg) availability:

  • No pre-orders
  • On sale 15 April (Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro)

France availability:

  • No pre-orders
  • On sale 7 April (Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro)

Germany availability:

  • Pre-orders from 28 March (Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro)
  • On sale 7 April (Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro)

Italy availability:

  • Pre-orders from 28 March (Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro)
  • On sale 7 April (Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro)

Spain availability:

  • Pre-orders from 1 April (Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro)
  • On sale 15 April (Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro)

The successor to the Mi 9 was supposed to see a global launch on 23 February, but with MWC 2020 cancelled its release was moved to 27 March.

UK pricing is expected to be a little higher than we saw previously with the £499 Mi 9, thanks to various hardware upgrades and the addition of 5G. Even so, as competing flagships go, it still comes in at a competitive starting price - based on its European pricing.

As we mentioned above, UK users can get their hands on the 8GB/128GB Mi 10 from GearBest for just £609 when you use coupon code GBMI10SALE, which is valid until 13 April. This is the Global version of the phone.

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