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Xiaomi Mi-series Smartphones

Developers: Xiaomi
Date of the premiere of the system: 2018/05/31
Last Release Date: February, 2020
Technology: Tablet computers and smartphones


2020: Announcement of Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro

On February 13, 2020 the presentation of flagman smartphones Xiaomi Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro took place. They differ in advanced photoopportunities.

The main camera Mi 10 received four sensors of images: the main on 108 Megapixels (the matrix 1/1.33 inches, the maximum size of pixels is 1.6 microns at consolidation of four in one), 13 Megapixels (superwide angle, a viewing angle 123 degrees, pixels of 1.12 microns, f/2.4 diaphragm) 2 Megapixels (f/2.4, 1.75 microns) for macroshooting and one more 2 Megapixels with the same parameters for blur of a background.

Xiaomi provided the flagman smartphone with the 108-megapixel camera

Sensors of the back camera in Mi 10 Pro following: 108 Megapixels (optical stabilization, 50-fold digital zoom, sensor 1/1.33 inches, pixels of 1.6 microns), 12 Megapixels (telephoto, f/2, 2-fold optical zoom, 1.4 microns) of 20 Megapixels (superwide angle, f/2.2) and 8 Megapixels (telephoto, f/2, hybrid 10-fold zoom, optical stabilization, pixels of 1 micron). In both devices the 20-megapixel front camera is mounted.

One more difference of smartphones consists in accumulators. At Mi 10 it more capacious (4780 mAh), but the maximum power of charging — 30 watts (both on a cable, and by means of the wireless charger). At Mi 10 Pro the battery is slightly less (4500 mAh), but there is a support of the 50-watt charger.

Xiaomi provided the main smartphones of 2020 Xiaomi Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro. They received top characteristics and high-quality cameras.

Phones are based on the flagman Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor with cooling through a thermal tube. Amount of RAM is 8 or 12 GB of LPDDR5, and  the capacity of a fixed memory is equal 128, 256 or 512 Gbyte  (UFS 3.0 technology). the 6.67-inch Super AMOLED display has permission of FullHD+, update rate of 90 Hz  and  support of HDR10+.

 Xiaomi Mi 10

iPhone 11

Samsung Galaxy S20

Huawei P30 Pro


AMOLED, 6,67’’, 2340×1080

LDC, 6.1’’, 1792х828

Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity-O, 6,2’’, 3200×1440

OLED, 6,47’’, 2340x1080


Snapdragon 865, 8 cores, up to 2.84 GHz

A13 Bionic, 6 cores

Samsung Exynos 990, 8 cores

Huawei Kirin 980, 8 cores, 2.6 GHz


108 + 12 + 8 + 20 Megapixels and 20 Megapixels

12+12 and frontal TrueDepth

12 + 64 + 12 Megapixels and 10 Megapixels

40 + 20 + 8 Megapixels and 32 Megapixels


8 Gbyte

It is not known

8 Gbyte

6/8 Gbyte

Flash memory

128/256 Gbyte

64/128/256 Gbyte

128 Gbyte

128/256/512 Gbyte






Comparison of Xiaomi Mi 10 with competitors

The beginning of sales of the new Xiaomi smartphones is planned for February 14, 2020. The prices begin with 3999 yuans (about 36,500 rubles at the rate of for February 13) and reach 5999 yuans (about 54,700 rubles).[1]


The presentation of Mi 9 Lite in Russia

On October 27, 2019 the Xiaomi company presented at the Russian market the smartphone of the Mi 9 series — Mi 9 Lite which will be available for sale at the recommended retail price from 22,990 rubles.

The Mi 9 Lite model is developed taking into account the growing needs of young fans of the mobile photo and received flagman cameras, including 32 Megapixels the front camera for a selfie and 48 Megapixels the main camera with three photomodules. Besides the smartphone is equipped with the fast fingerprint scanner which is built in the screen and the powerful battery with a capacity of 4030 mA • h.

Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite smartphone

The main camera Mi 9 Lite consists of three photomodules, main of which is equipped with the large-format sensor with diagonal ½ inches and with a resolution of 48 Megapixels, and guarantees high detailing of pictures. The technology of 1.6 nanometers 4-v-1 Super Pixel provides capture of a bigger amount of light, allowing the camera to receive bright and blank photos even at low lighting.

Also the module with a superwide angle lens with a point of view 118 °, capable to occupy extensive stages is a part of the threefold main camera. The intellectual algorithm automatically determines architectural objects and big groups of people in a frame and recommends to switch in the mode of superwide angle shooting to receive more interesting picture. At the included function of intellectual correction of distortions the camera automatically corrects the distortion characteristic of superlarge-format lenses. At last, the third module of the main camera Mi 9 Lite is responsible for determination of depth of objects and allows to do expressive portraits with a background blurring effect.

One more interesting function — AI Skyscaping — is capable to define existence of the sky in a frame and to turn a cloudy landscape into bright sunny day or fascinating sunrise. This algorithm was developed in Mi AI Lab laboratory using deep training and the analysis more than 100 thousand photos with the image of the sky.

The Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite front camera uses the flagman sensor with the resolution of 32 Megapixels and also supports technology of consolidation of four pixels for increase in sensitivity of a matrix when shooting in the conditions of low lighting. The front camera supports remote descent of a lock using a palm wave and also the mode of a panoramic self-portrait integrating three frames in one that allows to capture more people in the group photo.

Mi 9 Lite is provided in three fashionable flowers: 'White pearls', 'Blue wave' and 'Gray onyx'. The body of devices passes through the same finishing processes which are applied by production of the senior Mi 9 model, and the curved cover plate of Corning Gorilla Glass 5 covering a back surface provides comfortable tactile feelings when using the smartphone. The model received the display, similar with Mi 9 AMOLED, with diagonal 6.39 inches, thanks to a thin framework the borrowing 91% of a frontal surface of the body.

Except the camera for a selfie, on the back surface of the smartphone the vertical logo and a multi-color LED which, in addition to signaling about a device status, performs also function of a son of lumiere are located, blinking in a clock period to music tracks.

The Mi 9 Lite smartphone is equipped with the fast and reliable fingerprint scanner which is built in directly the screen. The technology of filtering of a blue spectrum component of illumination of the screen which is responsible for protection of eyes of the user was certified by the German Institute of testing and certification of VDE. The read mode of Reading mode 2.0 and function of hardware control of brightness in addition reduce load of sight when using the smartphone in the dark, without distorting at the same time the displayed colors and excepting screen flicker at weak external lighting.

Constructed based on the mobile platform Snapdragon 710, the Mi 9 Lite smartphone provides the high performance and faultless high-speed performance on the most various tasks. The built-in drive with a capacity of 64 or 128 GB and support of memory cards with an amount up to 256 GB allow to save almost unlimited number of photos and videos.

Despite graceful design and small weight, only 179 g, Mi 9 Lite received the powerful battery with a capacity of 4030 mA • h which together with advanced technologies of energy saving provides up to two days of independent operation without recharge at the normal scenario of use. The smartphone supports fast charging with the 18 W regular charger which allows to fill up the battery from 0 to 43% in only 30 minutes. The multifunction module of NFC, high-quality audio, the connector for earphones and the IR-port supplement a picture.

Sales of Mi 9 Lite in Russia started on October 24 in online store, in network of Official shops Mi Store and also retail partners have Xiaomi. Device cost from 6 GB the RAM and the built-in drive on 64 GB was 22,990 rubles, the version from 6 GB of the RAM and 128 GB of ROM is available at the price of 24,990 rubles. The smartphone is available in the Russian market in three color options: 'White pearls', 'Blue diamond' and 'Black onyx'.

Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro is the announcement of the first-ever smartphone with the 108 megapixel camera

On November 5, 2019 Xiaomi provided as the company approves, the first-ever smartphone with the 108 megapixel camera. The range of the Chinese producer was filled up by the Mi CC9 Pro model.

She received 6.47-inch AMOLED display with the resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels, with a brightness of 600 nit also contrast 400 000:1. The hardware basis it is processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G with eight computing cores with clock rate to 2.2 GHz and the graphic Adreno 618 accelerator.

Xiaomi provided as the company claims, the first-ever smartphone with the 108 megapixel camera — Mi CC9 Pro

Amount of RAM of LPPDDR4x depending on the version is 6 or 8 Gbytes, and the capacity of the built-in drive — 128 or 256 Gbytes.

The system of cameras in phone includes the following components:

  • The 108-megapixel main module with the 1/1.33-inch sensor the Samsung HMX sensor, 0.8 pixels of micron in size, f/1.69 diaphragm, 7 lenses in a lens and 4-axis optical stabilization (OIS);
  • portretnik with 12-megapixel sensor 1/2.6" Samsung SAK2L3, 1.4 pixels of micron in size, a double phase auto focus, a diaphragm of f/2 and 2-fold optical a zoom;
  • The 8-megapixel telephotomodule with sensor 1/3.6" and a 5-fold optical zoom, a 10-fold hybrid and 50-fold digital zoom, f/2 diaphragm;
  • The 20-megapixel ultrawide angle module with a viewing angle 117 °, sensor 1/2.8", f/2.2 diaphragm;
  • The 2-megapixel macromodule with f/2.4 diaphragm for shooting from distance in 1.5 cm;
  • two double flashes of LED with tough and soft light.

Also there is a 32-megapixel front camera with f/2.0 diaphragm. At a thickness of 9.7 mm the device weighs 208 grams.

Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro is powered from the rechargeable battery with a capacity of 5260 mAh which can be charged from 0% to 100% in 65 minutes

The tube eats from the rechargeable battery with a capacity of 5260 mAh which can be charged from 0% to 100% in 65 minutes. Is responsible for a program component OS Android 9.0 with a corporate user cover of MIUI 11.

Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro will be on sale in three coloring at choice at the price from 2800 yuans (about $400). The beginning of sales of innovation in China is planned for November 11, 2019.[2]

Announcement of Xiaomi Mi 9

On February 20, 2019 the presentation of flagman smartphone Xiaomi Mi 9 took place. It received the threefold camera on back face, the fingerprint scanner hidden under the display and powerful processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855.

The display of innovation is characterized by a matrix of Super AMOLED, with a diagonal of 6.39 inches, resolution capability   2280 x 1080 points, a 103.8 percent scope of the NTSC color space, with a brightness of 600 nit also contrast 60  000:1. The screen occupies 90.7% of the space of a front surface of the device and has a side frame only 3.6 mm thick. Over the display the cover plate of Gorning Gorilla Glass 6 is set.

Xiaomi Mi 9 smartphone

The processor which is the basis for the smartphone has eight computing cores with clock rate to 2.84 GHz and the graphic Adreno 640 accelerator. Amount of RAM reaches 12 Gbytes, capacity built in a flash drive — 256 Gbytes.

In the threefold camera the main 48-megapixel  module Sony IMX586 has format 1/2 matrix' and supports by a diaphragm of f/1.75 a pixel binning "4-v-1" for quality improvement of night pictures. Slightly below the 12-megapixel sensor of the image Samsung S5K3M5 with 6-element optics is located, and is even lower — the 16-megapixel wide angle module Sony IMX481. Macroshooting function — the accurate personnel as developers assure is assigned to the last, are successful already from distance in 4 cm from the smartphone to an object. The camera has laser, phase and contrast auto focuses and is protected by sapphire crystal. The front camera for which in the display notch is made is created by 20-megapixel.

Xiaomi provided the flagman smartphone with the threefold camera and superfast wireless charging

To achieve unusual effect of metal gloss and modulations in different flowers, Xiaomi uses laser holographic process with a double color covering.

The rechargeable battery has the capacity of 3300 mAh, the 27 W fast charging and the first-ever wireless charging on 20 W which allows to charge phone for an hour and a half. At a thickness of 7.61 mm the device weighs 173 grams.

Xiaomi Mi 9  will go on sale on February 26, 2019 and will cost from 3000 yuans (about $446) in China. Terms of emergence of the smartphone in Russia at the time of the announcement are not called.[3]

2018: Start of sales of Xiaomi Mi 8 in Russia

On August 3, 2018 the Xiaomi company announced start of the Russian sales of the Xiaomi Mi 8 smartphone. The presentation and the beginning of sales in Russia took place only for several weeks after world announcements. For the first time to Xiaomi Mi 8 it was provided on May 31, 2018.

According to the company, the flagman Xiaomi Mi 8 smartphone received the design in many details repeating appearance of Apple iPhone X including characteristic "monoeyebrow" on the screen. The back panel of the smartphone is manufactured of the glass which is rounded off from four parties, the frame is executed of aviation aluminum, the screen is covered with glass 2.5D.

The smartphone is equipped with the 6.21-inch display on a matrix of AMOLED of production of Samsung with permission of FHD+ (2248х1080 points) and an aspect ratio 18.7:9, at the same time the screen occupies 86.68% of the front panel. Dimensions of the smartphone 155 x 75 x 7.6 mm, weight of 175 g.

By Xiaomi Mi 8 it is executed on 8-core processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (4 cores of Kryo 385 with clock rate 2.8 GHz, and 4 more cores of Kryo 385 with clock rate of 1.8 GHz plus the diagram of Adreno 630). At retail options from 6 GB of RAM, the built-in drive of 64 GB, 128 GB or 256 GB will arrive.

The device supports networks LTE and is equipped with two slots under the Nano-cards SIM, however the slot under flash cards of microSD is absent. The smartphone is equipped with support Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 and 5 GHz), Bluetooth 5.0 NFC GPS, A-GPS GLONASS, BDS, USB Type-C port with the USB OTG function. According to the company, it is the smartphone with the double-frequency GPS supporting ranges of L1 and L5 thanks to which navigation becomes more exact.

The main dual camera Xiaomi Mi 8 is executed on matrixes of 12 MT with lenses f/1.8 and f/2.4, record of video with quality to 4K is supported. The front camera is equipped with MT sensor 20 with a lens with f/2.0 aperture.

According to representatives of the company, the Xiaomi Mi 8 smartphone is equipped scanner fingerprints also akkumuyatory 3400 mAh with support of technology of fast charging of Quick Charge 4.0. The device is delivered with the preset OS Android 8.1 and corporate cover of MIUI 10.

As it was reported, to Xiaomi Mi 8 in Russia it will be available already from the second half of August, 2018. [4]