Today, Xiaomi announced the much-anticipated Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro at an online-only launch event in China.
As expected from Xiaomi, both devices are packed with extraordinary specifications, including the latest Snapdragon 865 SoC, 12GB RAM option, and a quad-camera with a 108MP sensor.
Unfortunately, the launch excitement wasn’t shared by Xiaomi fans in India since the Chinese-tech giant has not released an Mi phone in the country for a long time. However, this could change with Mi 10.
Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro India?
According to XDA Developers, Xiaomi is developing MIUI 11 builds for Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro, exclusive to several regions, including India, Europe, Indonesia, Russa. Additionally, the company is also developing a MIUI 11 Global ROM for the latest Mi 10 series.
Other than this, Xiaomi India MD Manu Kumar Jain also confirmed the release of the Mi 10 series India launch in a bunch of tweets. He mentions that Xiaomi will likely export the Mi 10 devices to India since the tech required to make the smartphone is not available in the country.
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
This will undoubtedly impact the pricing of the Mi 10 series, as Manu also admitted. Exporting the Mi devices will likely affect their availability in India as well, and the ongoing deadly Coronavirus will worsen the situation.
Previously, Xiaomi India told Gadgets360 that it plans to bring premium flagship devices under the Mi label in India. The Chinese tech giant could use this opportunity to export previous Mi models, including Mi Note 10 and the Mi 9 series. Xiaomi launched Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro for a starting price of CNY3,999 (~ Rs 41000) and CNY4,999 (~Rs 56000), respectively.