Xiaomi announces Mi 10 smartphone launch date

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Chinese smartphone giant, Xiaomi has announced that it will be launching it’s Mi 10 smartphones twice this month – firstly on Thursday, 13 February in China and then on Sunday, 23 February to the rest of the world.

The company took to the Chinese social network, Weibo to announce the first launch and then Twitter for the international release.

Xiaomi plans on introducing two devices – which will reportedly be named the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro. According to The Verge, the two models “have four back cameras and, as is increasingly common, the curved screen has a hole-punch cutout for the selfie camera”.

“Xiaomi has already said that the Mi 10 will use Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 865 processor. An apparent Chinese certification for the Mi 10 Pro suggests it will support 66-watt fast charging, which would just beat out the Oppo Reno Ace’s 65W charging speed.”

Xiaomi to attend MWC2020

The global launch comes one day before the much anticipated Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. And while other companies – like LG, Ericsson and ZTE – have bailed from the event, Xiaomi will attend the conference.

Numerous industry players have pulled out of MWC2020 amidst fears surrounding the Coronavirus outbreak. Just yesterday, ITNA reported that Sony and Amazon are the latest global tech companies to pull out.

According to The Verge, the news that Amazon has withdrawn from the event is not entirely devastating as the company “has not historically had a major consumer-focusing presence”. However, Sony “often uses the show to reveal its most important mobile devices. Last year, for example, the company announced its Xperia 1 flagship phone at the show”.

Instead, Sony now plans to use its Xperia YouTube channel to make announcements.

Edited by Jenna Delport
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