Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra vs Mi 10 Pro vs Mi 10 – A new periscope camera & faster charging but not much else, suggest leaks

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The Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra is expected to be announced later today offering a couple of impressive improvements to the existing Mi 10 Pro but nothing substantial elsewhere.

With this information being based on leaks and rumours, nothing is confirmed yet, but I will update the post with the official information when available.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Chipset

The most recent leak showed off a GeekBench score of the phone with it managing to score 901 in the single-core test and 3275 in the multi-core test. This is almost identical to the score on Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 based phones such as the Black Shark 3 Pro.

It does seem like a missed opportunity not to use the Snapdragon 865 Plus chipset and several other leaks indicate that it will use the upgraded chipset. So I will take this spec with a pinch of salt and hopefully, they will use the newer SD865+.

New 120x zoom periscope camera

The biggest change will be a new periscope zoom lens that will be capable of up to 120x (digital) zoom, but it is unclear what the full spec of this lens will be. It is also unclear which lens they sacrificed to add in the new periscope zoom lens. There is currently a 12MP 2x zoom lens or 8mp telephoto lens.

Battery

The battery will remain the same, but this will now feature the new 120W charging, more than double the speed of the existing Mi 10 devices. This will be the second phone launched to achieve these ridiculous speeds, with the Vivo iQOO 5 pipping Xiaomi to the post.

Display

Currently, it looks like the dimensions and resolution of the display will remain the same, there will be an upgrade to 120Hz compared to the 90hz on the other phones.

Specification Comparison Table

 Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro 5GXiaomi Mi 10 5G
Dimensions162.5 x 74.8 x 9 mm (6.40 x 2.94 x 0.35 in)162.5 x 74.8 x 9 mm (6.40 x 2.94 x 0.35 in)162.5 x 74.8 x 9 mm (6.40 x 2.94 x 0.35 in)
Weight208 g (7.34 oz)208 g (7.34 oz)
BuildGlass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back, aluminum frameGlass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back, aluminum frameGlass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back, aluminum frame
SIMSingle SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
TypeSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colorsSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colorsSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size6.67 inches, 109.2 cm2 (~89.8% screen-to-body ratio)6.67 inches, 109.2 cm2 (~89.8% screen-to-body ratio)6.67 inches, 109.2 cm2 (~89.8% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~386 ppi density)1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~386 ppi density)1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~386 ppi density)
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5Corning Gorilla Glass 5Corning Gorilla Glass 5
HDR10+HDR10+HDR10+
120Hz refresh rate90Hz refresh rate90Hz refresh rate
500 nits typ. brightness (advertised)500 nits typ. brightness (advertised)500 nits typ. brightness (advertised)
OSAndroid 10, MIUI 12Android 10, MIUI 12Android 10, MIUI 12
ChipsetQualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+)Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+)Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+)
CPUOcta-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4x1.80 GHz Kryo 585)Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4x1.80 GHz Kryo 585)Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4x1.80 GHz Kryo 585)
GPUAdreno 650Adreno 650Adreno 650
Card slotNoNoNo
Internal12GB/256GB or 12GB/512GB256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM
Modules108 MP, f/1.7, (wide), 1/1.33", 0.8µm, PDAF, Laser AF, OIS108 MP, f/1.7, (wide), 1/1.33", 0.8µm, PDAF, Laser AF, OIS108 MP, f/1.7, (wide), 1/1.33", 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS
New periscope zoom lens with 120x zoom 12 MP, f/2.0, 50mm (telephoto), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, 2x optical zoom13 MP, f/2.4, 12mm (ultrawide)
8 MP, f/2.0, (telephoto), 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 3.7x optical zoom, 5x hybrid zoom8 MP, f/2.0, (telephoto), 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS, 3.7x optical zoom, 5x hybrid zoom2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
20 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/2.8", 1.0µm20 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/2.8", 1.0µm2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
FeaturesTriple-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panoramaTriple-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panoramaDual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama
Video[email protected], [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/120/240/960fps; gyro-EIS[email protected], [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/120/240/960fps; gyro-EIS[email protected], [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60fps; gyro-EIS
Modules20 MP, f/2.0, (wide), 1/3", 0.9µm20 MP, f/2.0, (wide), 1/3", 0.9µm20 MP, f/2.0, (wide), 1/3", 0.9µm
FeaturesHDRHDRHDR
Video[email protected], [email protected][email protected], [email protected][email protected]
LoudspeakerYes, with stereo speakersYes, with stereo speakersYes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jackNoNoNo
24-bit/192kHz audio24-bit/192kHz audio24-bit/192kHz audio
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspotWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspotWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth5.1, A2DP, LE, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive5.1, A2DP, LE, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive5.1, A2DP, LE, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive
GPSYes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSSYes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSSYes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
NFCYesYesYes
Infrared portYesYesYes
RadioNoNoNo
USB2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
SensorsFingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometerFingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometerFingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
BatteryNon-removable Li-Po 4500 mAh batteryNon-removable Li-Po 4500 mAh batteryNon-removable Li-Po 4780 mAh battery
ChargingFast charging either 100W or 120WFast charging 50WFast charging 30W
Power Delivery 3.0Power Delivery 3.0Power Delivery 3.0
Fast wireless charging 30WFast wireless charging 30WFast wireless charging 30W
Reverse wireless charging 5WReverse wireless charging 5WReverse wireless charging 5W
ColorsAlpine White, Solstice GreyAlpine White, Solstice GreyCoral Green, Twilight Grey, Peach Gold
Price CNY 6,299 ($900/£692) base price in China € 999.95 / £897£699 / €639