Update 24/Feb/2020 – Xiaomi is planning to launch 5 new exciting smartphones in the next couple of months in India and China.
Let’s start with the most anticipated Upcoming Xiaomi mobiles – the Redmi K30, K30 5G, and the K30 Pro.
1). Xiaomi Redmi K30 and K30 5G
Xiaomi launched the Redmi K20 and the K20 Pro in India on 24th July 2019, and on 10th December 2019, the company has launched the K30 and the K30 5G in China.
We are expecting Xiaomi to launch the K30 in India in March 2020. However, the company will not launch the K30 5G in India as there is no 5G network provider.
One of the key highlights for the Redmi K30 series is the punch hole camera, similar to the Samsung Galaxy S10.
Also, both the phones come with a 120 Hz refresh rate display.
Both the phones come with a Quad-Rear Camera setup. The K30 series debut the new 64-megapixel Sony IMX686 sensor as the primary rear camera with f/1.89 aperture, 1/1.7-inch sensor & 6P lens.
Key Specs for the Redmi K30
- Display – 6.67 inches IPS LCD Display with FHD+ (20:9) with 120Hz Panel, 1080*2400.
- Protection – Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Quad Rear Camera – 64 MP + 8MP (ultra-wide) + 2 MP + 2MP
- Front Selfie Camera – Dual Front Cameras (20 MP + 2MP)
- Operating system – Android Pie 10 with MIUI 11.
- Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G Octa-Core Processor clocked at 2.2 GHz.
- GPU – Adreno 618
- Storage – 64, 128 GB internal storage
- Ram – 6/8 GB RAM
- Superior Audio Enhancement.
- Fingerprint Scanner – Side-Mounted
- 3.5 mm headphone jack – Yes
- Wireless Charging – No
- Battery – Non-removable – with 4500 mAH battery (Fast charging support 27 Watts).
- USB Type C – Port.
- Supports – 4G Volte, NFC, IR
- Price Starts at CNY 1599 or Rs. 16,200.
Key Upgrades for the Redmi K30 5G
The Redmi K30 5G comes with some upgrades in comparison to the Redmi K30.
The biggest upgrade is the presence of Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 5G chipset that comes with the X52 Modem-RF 5G System.
The phone will offer 5G connectivity to the users.
It is the first smartphone to come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset and the Adreno 620 GPU for gaming.
The K30 5G comes with 64 MP + 8 MP + 5 MP + 2 MP setup as the macro lens is 5MP on the 5G model instead of 2 MP macro lens.
Also, the 5G variant comes with 30 Watts Charger instead of 27 Watts on the 4G version.
The price for the K30 5G starts at CNY 1999 or Rs. 20,200 for the 6 GB Ram and 64 GB base version.
The company has not launched the K30 Pro at the moment and may launch it later.
Notably, Asus is also planning to launch a new phone with the 64 MP camera.
2). Xiaomi Redmi K30 Pro
The Xiaomi K30 Pro is similar to the K30 5G with few upgrades. It is likely to launch in China in March 2020 and may launch in India in May 2020.
The Redmi K30 Pro as per the latest leaks will use the Sony IMX 686, 64 MP primary camera. Xiaomi has used the same sensor in the POCO X2. The company can add a Zoom lens upto 5X optical zoom in the Quad-Rear camera setup.
Another big upgrade will be the presence of Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor and the Adreno 650 GPU that can make it a lot faster than the SD 765G used in the Redmi K30 5G.
Also, the Redmi K30 Pro offers 5G support and has an AMOLED display with a 60 Hz resolution. Fueling the device is the 4700 mAH capacity battery that comes with 33 Watts Fast Charger.
3). Xiaomi Mi Note 10 – 108 Megapixel Quad-Camera Phone
The highlight of the Mi Note 10 is presence of 108 Megapixel rear camera, a first on any mobile in the world.
Xiaomi has not only dominated China but also set a mark in the global market. On 13th Feb, Xiaomi introduced its flagship models Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro in China, while the global launch was scheduled near the month-end at the MWC.
But due to the unfortunate widespread of coronavirus, the event was canceled.
This keeps the Europian and Indian buyers still wondering about the detailed specs and actual price. Xiaomi will now reslate the global release of its much-awaited flagship models. Meanwhile, we will try to showcase the detailed specification, keeping actual pricing speculation as approximate as possible. With not much to differ, the Pro version offers an edge over the camera set up and charging capabilities.
Let us now discuss the features in detail.
Both the launches sport very similar hardware design. From curved edges, sleek glass back panels, top left situated punch-hole camera, a slightly pumped out camera set up at the back to the speakers sitting at the top and bottom of the phone.
Both phones offer complete similarity. With its trademark screen size of 6.67″, both phones have an AMOLED screen.
With very thin bezels and 89.6% screen-to-body ratio, it becomes very attractive and comfortable to use.
Screen resolution offered here is 1080*2340 with 386 ppi density. The aspect ratio is believed to be 19.5: 9.
HDR 10+ certified and a screen refresh rate of 90 Hz makes it super impressive for gaming and video perspective.
Mi 10: Peach Gold, Green and Black
Mi 10 Pro: Blue and White
Vanilla Mi10 comes with 128 GB /256 GB internal storage and 8 GB/ 12 GB RAM. Pro, on the contrary, comes in three variants.
256 GB/ 8GB RAM, 256 GB/ 12 GB RAM and a massive 512 GB/ 12 GB RAM. Both the phones have superfast LPDDR 5 RAM and UFS 3.0 storage.
Chipset & OS
Processor and OS that runs on these phones are as follows:
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 / Adreno 650 GPU – Octacore ( Kryo 585, primary core clocked at 2.84 GHz)(Kryo 585, Tricore clocked at 2.42 GHz) (Kryo 385, Quadcore clocked at 1.8 GHz)
The mobile runs on the MIUI 11 based on Android 10.
Both models are power-packed with strong and steady batteries. Pro boasts a 4500 mAh while mi 10 sports 4780 mAh. Now stay engaged on your phone, play games and more throughout the day without frequent charging hassle
Coming to the feature that makes Pro stand at par than the standard version is the proprietary fast-charging capacity. Pro supersedes with a superfast 50 W charger while the Mi10 also sports non-compromising 30 W charging. However, both versions have 30 W Wireless charging and 10 W reverse charging facility. Another feature that makes it our favorite is the robust super VC Liquid Cooling.
According to DxO Mark, mi 10 Pro has the best cameras tested till date. Being the most impressive quad cameras, both the versions boast 108 MP Samsung ISOCell Bright HMX Sensor main camera( f/1.69 with a pixel size of 1.6 microns). However other cameras have a different configuration on both phones. Features like digital zoom, autoflash, face detection, Touch-to-Focus, OIS, EIS, AI, Exposure Compensation, ISO Control, Timelapse, White balance presets have ben sensibly incorporated in these phones.
The 8k video recording is also available as in its worthy competition Samsung S20 series.
For the love of selfies, a front-facing 20 MP selfie snapper is given on both the phones. Considering its vast feature set, it surely is bound to give you amazing shots.
Mi 10 comes with a 13 MP ultra-wide camera along with twp 2 MP cameras for Macro Snapping and Depth Sensing.
The Pro version sports a 20 MP ultra-wide camera alongside 2 Telephoto lenses :
8MP with 10x hybrid zoom ( f/2.0, 1.0 micron pixel size)
12 MP with 2x optical zoom ( f/2.0, 1.4-micron pixel size) for portrait shots.
The super attractive sleek and impressive design of the mi 10 and mi 10 pro comes in the following dimensions: 162.6 mm * 74.8 mm* 8.9 mm and weighs 208 gm. Further, it comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
The AnTuTu benchmark is believed to be 547,117 which is great.
While we still await the release in India and Europe, the estimated price will be somewhere between Rs. 40 to 50,000.
Mr. Manu Kumar Jain has said that they will launch the Mi 10 series in India and also said it can be slightly expensive due to import costs as they can’t manufacture these devices in India.
Once unveiled, we shall update the actual price for the Mi 10 series.
4). Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 – 5G and 12 GB RAM Mobile
Xiaomi has launched the Mi Mix 3 in China and is one of the first phones to come with 5G support and 10 GB DDR4 Ram.
The company is planning to launch the Mi Mix 4 which comes with under-display front cameras. It is one of the first mobiles in the world to offer this new tech.
Above leaked image shows a slightly curved display with thin bezels for the upcoming Xiaomi mobile.
Notably, Mi Mix 4 can have a 6.6 Inches FHD+ 1080×2340, 19.5:9 aspect ratio display. Apart from that, the phone will feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus CPU onboard along with 10/12GB RAM and up to 256GB inbuilt storage option.
You can read a more detailed article the Mi Mix and Poco F2 here.
5. Xiaomi POCO F2
Poco F2 is a mystery phone that no one knows if it will ever see the light of the day. POCO F1 was launched with a lot of bells and whistles and a new sub-brand was made by Xiaomi.
However, the company has failed to launch any other phones under the sub-brand. While we were expecting them to launch Poco F2, the company launched the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro.
The Poco F2 will come with top of the line specs, similar to the Redmi K30 Pro and will have a high refresh rate FHD+, AMOLED display.
Further, it can come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus Octa-Core processor and Adreno 640 GPU.
The smartphone has 8 GB of Ram and 128 GB of storage. For imaging, it will have a Quad-Rear camera setup with a 64 MP primary sensor and wide-angle, telephoto and macro lens.
Considering Realme is developing its own OS, we can expect POCO F2 to have a more stock Android-like experience and a more customized MIUI version.
We are still awaiting an official word on the POCO F2 from the brand and will update once we know more.
We can expect the Price for the POCO F2 to be close to Rs. 23,999 in India.
Xiaomi has recently launched the POCO X2 mobile in the Indian market for Rs. 15,999.
6). Xiaomi Mi Max 3/Mi Max 3 Pro
Xiaomi Mi Max 2 is a mammoth phone. And the new Mi Max 3 is no different. The Mi Max 3 was launched in China a couple of weeks back and comes with a massive display and battery capacity.
The phone comes with a dual-camera rear setup which looks very similar to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro and also has a similar configuration (12+5) MP lenses. At the front, there is a more humble 8-megapixel camera that comes with
The Mi Max 3 will likely come with an enormous 6.9-inch Full HD+ (2160 x 1080) IPS LCD screen along with a modern 18:9 aspect ratio. It doesn’t have a notch like most phones launching in recent weeks.
Apparently, Xiaomi may launch another variant – Mi Max 3 Pro – after the launch of Mi Max 3. This is in relation to the posts that made rounds on the Chinese social networking website, Weibo.
Interestingly, the Mi Max 3 came with the tried and tested Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Octa-Core processor with Adreno 509 GPU. Additionally, the mobile has a massive 5500 mAh battery. It is not clear, but rumors suggest that the PRO variant can come with the Snapdragon 670 or the 710 processor.
The phone comes with 4 GB Ram and is available in 64 GB storage versions.
7. Xiaomi Mi A4
Xiaomi Mi A3 is now a few months old, and Xiaomi is planning to launch the successor to the Mi A3 in the coming months. As per sources, Xiaomi can refresh it in July 2020.
The Mi A4 will come with the stock Android OS and will have the latest version Android 10 Q, upgradable to the Android 11. The key highlight for the Mi A series of devices has been the presence of stock Android and superior cameras.
The Mi A4 will have a 64 MP Primary rear camera, a 12 MP telephoto lens and a 12 MP ultra-wide camera.
Further, the phone will come with a 16 MP front selfie camera present inside the waterdrop notch.
Powering the Mi A4 is the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G Octa-Core processor that the company has recently launched. It is going to be one of the first mobiles to get the latest chipset from Qualcomm.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G is manufactured using an 8 Nm process and comes with a 2.3 GHz maximum clock speed. The energy-efficient processor will offer good battery life and also has a fast Adreno 618 GPU.
Further, the phone will come with 4 GB and 6 GB ram variants with 64/128 GB storage.
Furthermore, the phone will come with a 4000 mAH capacity battery and can feature 18 Watts charging speed.
The most glaring flaw with the Mi A3 was the lack of a Full HD+ display that made it unpopular. Xiaomi is likely to learn from the mistake and bundle with a Full HD+ display (it is not clear if they will opt for an LCD or an AMOLED panel.
Similar to the Mi A3, the Mi A4 will come with an in-display fingerprint scanner and will also have Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
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Co-Author – Harpreet Kaur