Xiaomi Launches the First 108MP Smartphone in Europe

The megapixel war is back on and Xiaomi is introducing a new smartphone to European consumers with insane 108MP camera. While 108MP sensor already made its debut earlier this year, it’s definitely quite interesting to know that the technology is finally available for mainstream users. Designated as Mi Note 10, it’s not really a flagship model with mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G SoC, while flagship Android models have Snapdragon 855 or its Plus version. However, those who have been following industrial trends would know that megapixel value can be misleading or even meaningless, especially if the image is simply expanded using internal software to unbelievably large resolution. However, the Mi Note 10 has a genuine 108MP sensor.

The high resolution is accompanied by two telephoto lenses. The first is a 12Mp lens with 2x optical zoom, f/2.0 apertures and 1.4 μm pixels. The second lens has only 5Mp resolution, but with 5x optical zoom, 50x digital zoom and 10x hybrid zoom. There’s also an ultra wide angle lens with 117-degree FoV to better capture the surrounding area. Lastly, there’s a 2Mp macro camera. Overall, along with the 108MP lens, the Mi Note 10 offers different lenses on its back to produce a 108MP image in all its glory or equal to 12034 x 9024 pixels resolution. Theoretically, these capabilities should at least approach high-end DSLR on the market. For selfie lovers, there’s a decent 32MP camera on the front of the device, which is adequate for casual social media purposes.

While the Snapdragon 730G SoC isn’t the most powerful in the market, but it’s built around Kryo 470 octa-core processor with optimized gaming performance. Made using 8nm manufacturing process, it should also have good power efficiency.  The 5,260mAh battery may keep the Mi Note 10 operational for two days with normal usage on a single charge. Another essential component is the 6.47-inch display with 1080p resolution and 3D curved AMOLED edge-to-edge technology. Measuring at 9.67mm thick, the phone is a tad hefty at around 210 grams. Also, keep in mind that a 30W fast charging brick is included, which is a bit rare for a mid-range model. For security purposes, the fingerprint sensor is embedded in the display. The 6GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage combination may not be stellar, but quite decent for most users. European consumers could fetch the Mi Note 10 for 400 Euro.