Update, March 25, 2020 (8AM ET): We’ve updated the Xiaomi Mi 10 price and availability guide with new details about the Indian launch of the phone. Read on for all the latest.
Original article, February 13 2020 (1:46AM ET): Xiaomi has officially taken the covers off the Mi 10 series, unveiling the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro. From a Snapdragon 865 processor and quad rear camera setup to 8K recording, big batteries and a 90Hz screen, there’s plenty to like about these phones.
When it comes to Xiaomi, however, pricing is one of the most important factors. So join us as we look at the Mi 10 series’ pricing and availability.
Mi 10 China details
The Xiaomi Mi 10 series first launched in China on February 13, and they’re already available to pre-order. The Mi 10 goes on sale from February 14, while the Mi 10 Pro hits shelves on February 18. You can check out Chinese pricing below.
- Xiaomi Mi 10 8GB/128GB – 3,999 Chinese yuan (~$573)
- Xiaomi Mi 10 8GB/256GB – 4,299 Chinese yuan (~$616)
- Xiaomi Mi 10 12GB/256GB – 4,699 Chinese yuan (~$673)
- Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro 8GB/256GB – 4,999 Chinese yuan (~$716)
- Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro 12GB/256GB – 5,499 Chinese yuan (~$787)
- Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro 12GB/512GB – 5,999 Chinese yuan (~$859)
The base Mi 10 price is actually ~$120 to $140 more than the Xiaomi Mi 9’s launch price, and the company has outlined several reasons for this increase. Essentially, it comes down to the Snapdragon 865 chipset, screen technology, RAM, and other factors.
Mi 10 India pricing and availability
Xiaomi’s Mi series flagships haven’t traditionally been available in India for the most part, but the company is bringing them to the country this year.
The Mi 10 line was supposed to launch in India on March 31 and its pre bookings were to start on the same day. However, due to the 21-day coronavirus lockdown in India, the company has decided to postpone the launch.
“After careful deliberation, we have taken the decision to postpone the launch of Xiaomi’s flagship Mi 10 in India, which was scheduled on March 31, 2020. We are evaluating the situation and will release a revised launch date soon,” the company told Android Authority in an emailed statement.
In a previous tweet discussing the Mi 10’s India launch, global vice-president Manu Jain noted that all units would have to be imported due to the lack of suitable manufacturing facilities in the country, saying it would therefore see a “different” [more expensive probably – ed] price model.
However, making such a device requires state of the art facilities, which are not available in India.
We will have to import 100% of units if we launch the #Mi10 in India. Hence, it will have a different pricing model than usual.
— Manu Kumar Jain (@manukumarjain) February 13, 2020
There’s no word on pricing then, but Jain’s statement about a different pricing model suggests a phone more in line with the OnePlus series price than the Redmi K20 Pro.
Mi 10 global details
If the Mi 9 series is anything to go by, then we can expect the European pricing in particular to be ~$100 more expensive than the Chinese pricing. For example, the 6GB/128GB Mi 9 launched €449 (~$560) in Europe, while the same model in China would set you back 2,999 Chinese yuan (~$445).
That’s it for our Xiaomi Mi 10 price and availability hub so far! We’ll keep you updated as availability and pricing is announced for various regions.
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