Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite Confirmed for Market
There certainly doesn't seem to be any shortage of new mobile phone handsets coming to market, even though we are in the midst of a pandemic and lockdown.
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
The latest offering from Xiaomi is the Mi Note 10 Lite, which must annoy Samsung as they had the Note naming convention first and use it on their flagship series. However, that said it hasn't stopped Xiaomi using the same moniker, but to be honest there isn't much in the way of comparison between the two handsets anyway. The Samsung Note series is a high-end premium flagship range while this is more of a mid-range offering, but it does pack a powerful punch for its class, and it will arrive in shops by mid-May.
The Release of Mi Note 10 Lite
The handset is good looking and seems to be well designed for what is essentially a cutdown handset. There is a 6.47-inch curved AMOLED screen, which does give it a distinctive and unusual look. It boasts a pixel count of 1080x2340, an aspect ratio of 19.5: 9, and a PPI density of 398. Both the front and back screens are made from Corning Gorilla Glass 5 which adds to the overall durability of the phone, and they are held together by an aluminium frame.
The Mi Note 10 Lite is described by the manufacturer as having a stunning 3D back cover design, and the handset is available in three colours: nebula purple, glacier white and midnight black. It also features the standard 3.5mm headphone jack which will impress some people who were sad to see it removed from many offerings across all manufacturers.
Currently handsets seem to be judged on their abilities to provide the best photographic performance possible. Quad cameras are always looked at with interest and this is a very professional offering. Being the Lite version of the handset, it doesn't feature the 108-megapixel sensor that its big brothers have, but it is still a decent camera array. The main lens is a 64-megapixel Sony IMX686 sensor and this is supported by an 8 mega pixel ultra-wide lens, a 5-megapixel macro lens and a two-megapixel depth sensor. It is also missing the two telephoto cameras that are found on the higher spec’d offerings in the range.
This handset is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor which has 8nm process technology. It runs on MIUI-11 which is based on Android 10 so it will still seem familiar to navigate. There is an Octa-core CPU and the GPU is Adreno 618.
The battery is one of the biggest on the market at the moment, 5260mAh and this includes 30W fast charging, but it does not offer wireless charging. Under the front screen there is an optical fingerprint biometric scanner. In terms of storage there are two options: you can have an onboard storage of 64GB which comes with 6GB of RAM, or the larger 128GB which comes with 8GB of RAM. There is no removable micro SD card slot.