Back in November last year, Xiaomi surprised customers with the sudden revival of Mi Note lineup. The last device to come for this series was the 2017′ Mi Note 3. The company announced two devices namely Mi Note 10 and Note 10 Pro. Both powered by the upper mid-range Snapdragon 730G SoC. The other specs followed mid-range guidelines except for the camera. It was the first smartphone to hit the market with a 108MP camera fitted inside a Penta-camera array. Since the beginning of this year, reports about a Lite variant of this smartphone started to appear and today Xiaomi confirmed: The Mi Note 10 Lite will go official on April 30.
What we know about the Note 10 Lite
The Note 10 Lite visited FCC long ago in a document titled “Product Equality Declaration-F4L&F4”. It lists the difference between M1910F4G (the Mi Note 10) and a phone with the model number M2002F4LG (“Lite” model). Interestingly enough, the document reveals that instead of a 108MP camera, the Lite gets a 64MP shooter. That makes perfect sense for a Lite variant, it’s a capable camera but not so impressive like the unit found in the Pro model. Apart from the camera setup, specification remains the same as other models.
A few days ago, the handset made a visit to Thailand’s NBTC where we got the confirmation that the M2002F4LG will be called “Mi Note 10 Lite”.
Now Xiaomi revealed that the handset will go official on April 30 which is two days from now. It’s a Global release since the company will reveal the Global Redmi Note 10 on the same date. Now, we won’t be surprised to see the Mi 10 Lite Zoom making an appearance on the same date. The Mi Note 10 Lite event will happen on April 30th at 8 AM ET. Since the COVID-19 outbreak is still there, it will be an online-only event. According to the Chinese company, Note 10 Lite will bring “the best performance experience in its price class.” We are curious about how that phrase translates in the price. After all, the Mi Note 10 isn’t a cheap smartphone mainly due to its 108MP shooter. How replacing the main camera will affect the price? We’ll know more in two days from now.
Mi Note 10 Lite alleged specifications
- 6.47-inch FHD+ display with curved OLED and waterdrop notch
- Snapdragon 730G
- 6GB / 8GB of RAM
- 64GB / 128GB / 256GB of Storage
- Penta-Camera setup (rear): 64MP + 8MP + 8MP +5MP + 2MP
- No Laser Auto-focus
- 5,260mAh battery with 30W fast-charging
- Android 10 with MIUI 11 atop