Xiaomi Flexes Its Camera Expertise With the Mi10 Ultra’s 120x Zoom



Xiaomi is today celebrating a decade of existence in the industry. During this time, we have seen them drop interesting smartphones and home products. Well, today is quite special and it came with a couple of interesting announcements.

The company today unveiled their newest flagship, the Mi 10 Ultra. This phone is clearly focused to be a camera beast thanks to the hump at the back.

First off, the heavy specifications. It has a 6.67 inch super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels that runs at 120fps. It is powered by the Snapdragon 865 processor with either 8, 12 or 16GB of RAM. Storage options are either 128GB, 256GB or 512GB with no option for a memory card slot. It has USB C, an intra red port, NFC, under the display fingerprint sensor, stereo speakers and a 4,500mAh battery.

That is pretty high end but the most interesting thing is the camera system at the back and I like their choices.

The main camera is a 48MP quad-bayer sensor with an f/1.9 sensor and a huge 1/1.32 sensor and OIS. This sensor is similar in size with the Galaxy S20 Ultra’s camera but with less than half the pixels, which is a better move in person. The ultrawide camera is a 20MP camera with  a f/2.2 aperture with a 12mm field of view.

There is also a 48MP telephoto camera with a f/4.1 aperture with 5x optical zoom and upto 120x hybrid zoom. There is also another 12MP telephoto camera with a f/2 aperture and 2x optical zoom.

Apparently this camera system is so good it got DxOMark’s highest rating of any smartphone according to their testing.

Aside from the crazy cameras, Xiaomi also boasts its crazy charging capability. It has 120W fast wired charge, which is as fast as OPPO’s latest offering. The Mi10 Ultra also has really fast 50W wireless charging and more impressively, 10W wireless reverse charging to charge mostly accessories.

Xiaomi also has priced it quite well. Pricing starts at around $760 for the 8GB/128GB internal storage version and the most expensive version (16GB/512GB) is around $1010, which is cheaper than most flagships typical of Xiaomi.