Well you read it right.The Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra has been named the No.1 Smartphone Camera by DXO Mark.It is very disappointing that the phone has not launched globally and is an only China phone.The Mi 10 Ultra offers some crazy specs and I would love to have my hands on one.Alas I don’t have any option.
Let’s have a look at the specifications:-
MI 10 ULTRA
DESIGN AND DISPLAY
The first thing you notice in the Mi 10 Ultra is the huge camera bump on the back.Yes nowadays almost all phones specially the flagships have big protruding camera modules but this Ultra device is different.The module almost reaches halfway down the back.
It is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and has an aluminium frame.On the front is a punch hole selfie camera on the top left.The phone is 9.5mm thick and weighs almost 222g.
The Mi 10 Ultra has a 6.67″ Amoled display with FHD resolution (1080×2340).It supports 120Hz refresh rate and is HDR10+ certified.The advertised maximum brightness is 800nits.
Till now besides the 120Hz.refresh rate nothing exciting is present.Actually the main highlights is the camera section.
The Mi 10 Ultra has a quad camera set-up with a primary 48MP f/1.9 sensor with laser autofocus and OIS.Then there is another 48MP periscope telephoto zoom lens with 5X optical zoom and 120X hybrid zoom.Yes that’s correct 120X hybrid zoom.This lens also has optical image stabilization.The third camera is another telephoto lens of 12MP with 2X optical zoom and the last is a 20MP ultra wide sensor with 128° field of view.This is by far the largest field of view in a smartphone camera.
On the front is a 20MP selfie shooter with HDR support.1080 p videos can be shot.
OS, PROCESSOR AND STORAGE
The Mi 10 Ultra runs on MIUI 12 slapped over Android 10.The latest Snapdragon 865 chipset with octacore processor that runs on 7nm+ technology is present.The RAM option varies from 8GB to a maximum of 16GB.Onboard storage options are from 128GB to 512GB in the top model.
BATTERY AND COLOURS
Another surprise waits here.The battery is a 4500mAH non removable one with 120W fast charging.120W is achieved by using two batteries actually and two 60W charging.You can completely charge the phone in under 25minutes.It is not over.50W wireless charging is supported.Can you believe it.Most phones don’t even offer so fast wired charging.Yes even the latest Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra doesn’t offer it.
The Mi 10 Ultra is available in Obsidian Black and Mercury Silver colours.A transparent edition is also available.
So the phone is a collection of 120s- 120Hz refresh rate display,120X zoom and 120W fast charging.Besides all of the above other top end specs like under display fingerprint sensor is also present.Like all Mi phones NFC and Infrared is supported too.It is priced at ~999$.
Now let’s take a peek into another Ultra device radically opposite to the one we just now talked about.The Mi 10 Ultra was flagship and the one that I am going to talk about,the Redmi K30 Ultra is like a flagship killer.
REDMI K30 ULTRA
The Redmi K30 Ultra comes with a 6.67″Amoled display sporting a 120Hz refresh rate.There is no notch or punch hole on the front thus a full screen display with no obstructions can be experienced.The phone is little thick (9.1mm)and heavy (213g).
The phone is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and comes with a glossy back which attracts lots of fingerprint smudges.The main attraction of the phone is the price which is~389$ and that is mainly due to the chipset.
Dimensity 1000+, Mediatek’s new mid-range 5G chipset is present under the hood of the Redmi K30 Ultra.It runs on 7nm technology and has an octa core processor (4×2.6GHz,4×2.0GHz) and the GPU is Mali G77 MC9.6 to 8 gigs of RAM and 128to 512gigs of internal storage options are available.
A quad camera set-up is present with primary 64MP sensor,a 13MP ultra wide sensor,a 5MP telephoto macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor.
Videos of maximum [email protected] can be captured.The front camera is in the form of a motorized pop up form and houses a 20MP snapper.
The Redmi K30 Ultra is powered by a 4500mAH battery which supports 33W fast charging.It is available in Moonlight White, Midnight Black and Mint Green colours.
120Hz refresh rate Amoled display,a 64MP quad camera module, motorized pop up selfie shooter and 5G ready makes it a very good phone and because of the chipset its price is also very affordable.Infact it may cost around Rs.21000 only when it comes to India which it surely will but definitely in a different name.Most probably it may be the new Poco model like it happened with the Redmi Note 9 Pro aka Poco M2 Pro.
OPPO F17 PRO
Oppo has released a teaser where we can see the upcoming Oppo F17 Pro.It is also confirmed that F17 will also be launched alongside and it is expected to come to India as early as the first week of September.The phone is being advertised as the sleekest phone of 2020 at 7.48mm thick.Details about the specs is unknown but the teaser confirms the presence of at least 6 cameras in total.
These are all the updates I can give you at this moment.Lots of rumours are going around.As soon as I am pretty sure of some of them I will bring it to you.Do you have anything else in mind? What do you think of the Mi 10 Ultra.Please let me know in comments.