For the second time, Xiaomi is holding a presentation of new products “X-Conference”. Usually, such events are used to launch new gadgets locally. However, in addition to the products, about which everything is already known, since there were global “launches”, they always show some unexpected novelty. This time, the Mi Smart Band 4 with NFC support and the possibility of contactless payment became such a highlight.
- Xiaomi Mi 10
- Note me 10 Lite
- Redmi Note 9 and Redmi Note 9 Pro
- Mi TV 4S 50 ” and 65 ‘
- Mi Smart Band 4 NFC
Xiaomi Mi 10
The first presentation of the Mi 10 took place in China back in February. It was expected that we will be able to get acquainted with the gadget at the MWC in Barcelona. Then the exhibition was canceled, but there was a ghostly chance that smartphones would be brought in and allowed to study just like that, without presentations. But this did not work out either. Well, then the coronavirus turned into a pandemic, the factories stopped, and there was no time for an international launch, as there was a shortage in the home market.
And now the Xiaomi Mi 10 has finally reached Russia. If you have forgotten, then Mi 10 is the most powerful flagship on top-end hardware. In the DxOMark rankings, he humiliates both the iPhone and Samsung. And at the time of the launch in February, Mi 10 Pro, in a heated struggle with a beast-like roar, snatched a point from the Huawei Mate 30 Pro, winning with a score of 124 against 123 points.
Unfortunately, just Mi 10 has just arrived in Russia. Mi 10 differs from the older version only in additional camera modules. Both smartphones have a 108-megapixel main lens. But the Mi 10 Pro has more powerful telephoto lenses, giving it a 5x hybrid zoom. Mi 10 has 13 MP shirik instead of telephoto lenses and a 2 MP macro camera.
Be sure to read the full text of the presentation of Xiaomi Mi 10. All the highlights of the phone are described in detail there.
Now I will list them briefly:
- High-end Snapdragon 865 hardware, super-fast RAM, LPDDR5 and UFC 3.0 storage. The memory is significantly faster than the previous generation. During the presentation, they showed a comparison with the Mate 30 Pro from Huawei. The Xiaomi Mi 10 has already completed the recording test, while the Mate barely mastered half of it.
- New Wi-Fi 6 and 5G communications. Especially interesting about 5G. Officially, it is not in Russia, and, for example, Samsung is blocking 5G in its smartphones, despite the fact that smartphone owners can go where there are such networks. How will Mi 10 have?
- The smartphone has a large battery. It supports 30W fast wired charging, 30W wireless charging. It also has built-in 10W wireless charging and can recharge other gadgets.
- 108MP camera. And 8K video recording. We need to test!
- The smartphone has one of the smallest front cameras inscribed in the screen.
- The Mi 10 has a very powerful (up to 1100 nits brightness) and colorful screen. Along the way, there is also super-accurate color rendition. Xiaomi has named it TrueColor.
- MultiLink – 2,4 GHz Wi-Fi + 5 GHz Wi-Fi + 4G / 5G is the ability to use up to three types of connection at the same time to ensure a stable connection.
- Delightful stereo speakers. We must listen and check!
In Russia, Mi 10 goes on sale on June 11 and will be available for purchase only in online stores. The smartphone will be sold with a storage capacity of 8 + 256 GB and in two colors: “coral green” and “smoky gray”. The official Russian price of Mi 10 will be 69 rubles, and during the pre-order period from June 990 to June 4, when buying a smartphone from official Xiaomi partners, the first buyers will receive a Redmi Note 10 Pro with a memory capacity of 8 + 6 GB as a gift.
Note me 10 Lite
The second novelty is Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite. Mi Note 10 Lite is the younger brother of the Mi Note 10 released last year, which surprised everyone with its unusual positioning. The most powerful camera, but the Snapdragon 730G chipset. In the Lite version, the camera is not 108 MP, but 64 MP. We already have a small comparison of the “light” and the older version. The smartphone is very interesting. If you were going to take Mi Note 10, then read our text. Perhaps you will change your mind, save 7 thousand rubles, and the Redmi 8A phone will also be given as a gift.
Mi Note 10 Lite will be offered in three elegant color options: Snow White, Lilac Sky and Night Black. Smartphone sales in Russia will start on May 29 at a price of 32 rubles for the version with 990 + 6 GB memory. In the period from May 128 to June 29, the first buyers of Mi Note 7 Lite will receive a Redmi 10A smartphone as a gift.
Redmi Note 9 and Redmi Note 9 Pro
On the presentation of Redmi Note 9 and 9 Pro, we had a separate material. A full review has already been devoted to Redmi 9S. This smartphone differs from the 9 Pro only in the absence of NFC and a 48 MP camera, not 64 MP. So you can watch the review and make a first impression.
Redmi Note 9 will be waiting for the test. The fact is that it is based on the MediaTek Helio G85 chipset. This is a slightly weaker processor than the Redmi Note 8 Pro. However, this device goes on sale at a price of 16 rubles for version 990 + 3 GB and 64 rubles for version 18 + 990 GB. At first glance, such prices seem to be slightly overpriced, so you need to figure out whether the smartphone is worth its money or, maybe, it’s easier to take the Redmi Note 4 Pro.
Redmi Note 9 will be available on the Russian market in three color options: “stardust”, “white iceberg” and “blue haze”. The smartphone will go on sale on June 11. From June 11 to June 19, there will be a special promotion, in which Redmi Note 9 customers will receive Mi True Wireless Earphones Basic as a gift.
Redmi Note 9 Pro will arrive in Russian stores on June 4 at a price of 23 rubles for a version with 990 GB of RAM and 6 GB of storage. In the case of the Redmi Note 128 Pro, a dilemma also arises. Exactly the same, but without NFC, Redmi Note 9s are sold for 9 rubles in shares. And without shares, 16 rubles more. It turns out that you have to pay an additional 990 rubles for NFC.
Redmi Note 9 Pro will be offered in three color options: “stardust”, “white iceberg” and “green tropics”. From June 4 to June 12, the first smartphone buyers will receive a Mi Smart Band 4 fitness bracelet as a gift.
Looking at the new 9 series smartphones, I can’t get rid of the thought that Xiaomi had a piercing when they created the Redmi Note 8 Pro. The device came out on a feast for the eyes powerful. Not only is the MediaTek G90T more powerful than the Snapdragon 720G, but there is also NFC and the price is lower. So check out the review. By the way, during the presentation, we mentioned the fact that the 8th line became the most popular on Yandex.Market at the beginning of this year.
And here are the full technical characteristics of the new “nines”.
|Redmire Xiaomi Note Pro 9||Xiaomi Note 9 Redmire|
|Processor:||Qualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G (8nm), Octa-core (2 × 2.3 GHz Kryo 465 Gold & 6 × 1.8 GHz Kryo 465 Silver), Adreno 618 graphics||MediaTek Helio G85 (12nm), Octa-core 2.0 GHz, Mali-G52 MC2 graphics|
|Operating system:||Android 10, shell MIUI 11|
|Memory:||6 GB / 64/128 GB, UFC 2.1, separate microSD slot||3/4 GB / 64/128 GB, separate slot for microSD|
|Screen:||6,67 inches, IPS LCD, 1080 x 2400 pixels, aspect ratio 20: 9, dot density 395 ppi, brightness 450 nits, Corning Gorilla Glass 5||6.53 inches, IPS LCD, 1080 x 2340 pixels, aspect ratio 19.5: 9, dot density 395 ppi, brightness 450 nits, Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|Battery:||Li-Po 5020 mAh, fast charging 30W||Li-Po 5020 mAh, fast charge 18W, reverse charge 18W (power bank function)|
|Main camera:||64 MP, f / 1.9, 26mm (wide), 1 / 1.72 ″, 0.8µm, PDAF
8 MP, f / 2.2, 119 ° (ultra wide angle), 1 / 4.0 ″, 1.12µm
5 MP, f / 2.4, (macro), 1 / 5.0 ″, 1.12µm, AF
2 MP, f / 2.4, (depth)
Video recording: 2160p @ 30fps, 1080p @ 30/60 / 120fps, 720p @ 960fps, gyro-EIS stabilization
|48 MP, f / 1.8, 26mm (wide), 1 / 2.0 ″, 0.8µm, PDAF
8 MP, f / 2.2, 118 ° (ultra wide angle), 1 / 4.0 ″, 1.12µm
2 MP, f / 2.4, (macro), AF
2 MP, f / 2.4, (depth)
|Front camera:||16 MP, f / 2.5, (wide), 1.0μm||13 MP, f / 2.3, 29mm (regular), 1 / 3.1 ″, 1.12µm|
|SIM card:||2 Nano-SIM|
|Network and data transmission:||GSM 900/1800/1900, 3G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, NavIC, infrared port, NFC, USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0||GSM 900/1800/1900, 3G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, NavIC, infrared port, NFC, USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0|
|Sensors:||Fingerprint scanner (side), accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity, compass||Fingerprint scanner (side), accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity, compass|
|Other:||there is an FM radio, there is a 3.5 mm jack, splash proof||no FM radio, 3.5 mm jack, splash proof|
|Materials:||Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and plastic frame||Corning Gorilla Glass 5 front and plastic body|
|Dimensions:||165.8 x 76.7 x 8.8 mm, weight 209 g.||162.3 x 77.2 x 8.9 mm, weight 199 g.|
|Price:||$ 269 for 6GB / 64GB and $ 299 for 6GB / 128GB.||3GB / 64GB – $ 199, 4GB / 128GB – $ 249|
Mi TV 4S 50 ” and 65 ‘
Xiaomi TVs presented last year on the Russian market became a hit. They were bought up immediately. And in the comments to the review there were phrases “to the point of this review, if these TVs disappeared from sale as suddenly as they appeared”. Smart TV from Xiaomi really looked like a hell of a bargain – a huge diagonal, 4K resolution, full Android Tv, a bunch of subscriptions as a gift, and all this for 29 rubles.
Evgeny Mosunov, head of the press service of Xiaomi in Russia and the CIS, at a respectful distance from the new Mi Tv 4S 50
A year later, Xiaomi decided to please with two new diagonals – 50 and 65 inches.
The main characteristics of the models:
- 4K 10-bit with WCG, 9ms screen response time
- Dolby ™ + DTS-HD® speaker system 20W. New design, 2 speakers: 0,6 dome tweeter and 1,2 x 3,9 ″ subwoofer
- 2 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal
- Extensive range of ports: 3 HDMI, 2 USB Type-A, Ethernet, AV, optical output, antenna, headphones
- Wi-Fi 5GHz, Bluetooth 5.0, Android 9
- PatchWall is a branded cover for Xiaomi TVs. All online cinemas are brought together + movie recommendations.
Model size 50 inches
Model size 65 inches
Mi TV 4S 50 ” goes on sale on June 21 at a price of 27 rubles. The Mi TV 990S 4 ” will also be available for purchase from June 65, however, this model will be available exclusively at the DNS retail chain. The price of the 21-inch version of the TV will be 65 rubles, but during the first three weeks it will be available at a special price of 49 rubles.
Mi Smart Band 4 NFC
An unexpected cherry on the cake was the presentation of the Mi Smart Band 4 with NFC support.
We have a text about the original bracelet.
The main feature of NFC is, of course, contactless payment. And yes! Now you can pay from the bracelet! Xiaomi is launching a payment system together with Mastercard, so at the first stage only cards of the corresponding brand can be linked.
The release of Mi Smart Band 4 NFC on the Russian market became possible thanks to the cooperation of Xiaomi and Mastercard. The product goes on sale on June 16 and will be available from all official Xiaomi partners at a price of 3 rubles. All Mastercard cards issued by issuing banks are supported, the initial list of which will be announced additionally and expanded over time.
For some reason, it makes me incredibly happy when Xiaomi makes their own comparison plates and humiliates Samsung, Apple and Huawei. Each time I am so delighted. But let’s summarize!
In my opinion, the most interesting announcements are TVs and Mi Smart Band 4 with NFC support. The ability to pay from a bracelet is really a reason to think about buying. Unlike smart watches, Mi Smart Band is completely weightless – 22 g. So people like me who don’t like to carry anything on their hands can try it on.
The 50-inch TV is sure to be a hit. Big size, nice price. But the fate of the 65-inch “beast” raises questions for me. When Xiaomi unveiled its TVs last year, it had virtually no competitors. Now it’s worth going to Yandex.Market, and there are 65-inch TVs from TCL, BBK, KIVI, Hisense, LG, and even outdated 2017 models from Samsung sell up to 45 thousand rubles. Accordingly, the 45-50 thousand segment is the level where you have to fight for attention. If possible, I will try to take the TV for a test and then compare it with one of the competitors. If not for the quarantine, then, by the way, you would have already read the comparison with KIVI and, possibly, Hisense.
With their Mi 10 smartphone, Xiaomi has clearly outlined their flagship ambitions. And the price tag of 69 rubles was additionally emphasized. The main question is whether consumers are willing to give a full flagship price for Xiaomi. Of the formal drawbacks, the Mi 990 has no water protection. However, in other specifications, the smartphone is in no way inferior to competitors. And in terms of the quality of photography, his opponents are Oppo and Huawei. Huawei does not have Google, and Oppo has not yet morally established itself in the Russian market in order to beat Xiaomi. Share your thoughts!
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