Xiaomi Mi 10 Youth Edition unveiled, 5G and 5x optical zoom in a cheaper price

Xiaomi features periscopic zoom in a mid-range format, with 5x optical zoom and now with affordable 5G connectivity.

Xiaomi Mi 10 Youth Edition unveiled, 5G and 5x optical zoom in a cheaper price

As the Chinese manufacturer announced last week, the Mi 10 family now has a new member. The Xiaomi Mi 10 Youth Edition is now official, with a new camera in periscope format that promises digital zoom up to 50x, in line with other manufacturers in a completely different price range.

After the standard Mi 10 with a much higher price than the brand’s usual standard or a Mi 10 Pro that goes even further, Xiaomi introduced a slightly more modest Mi 10 Lite, which is very similar in features to this Mi 10 Youth Edition. Of course, this includes 5G connectivity, and in 2020, it will also be available.

Xiaomi Mi 10 Youth Edition unveiled, 5G and 5x optical zoom in a cheaper price

Mi 10 Youth Edition: periscope zoom

The Mi 10 Youth Edition is, like almost all current mobile phones, a device with a large screen. It has a 6.6-inch AMOLED panel, which, while not matching the high refresh rates of more advanced mobile phones, retains certain metrics that are designed for a great experience. There is a strong emphasis on calibration, a maximum brightness that, as the brand promises, will reach 800 nits brightness and touch sampling up to 180 Hz.

Xiaomi Mi 10 Youth EditionXiaomi screen

Inside is a Snapdragon 765G processor, Qualcomm’s second processor for 2020, and while it has more advanced features, it retains some of the features and technologies of this generation and top-of-the-line, with 5G connectivity built into the chip itself. This makes it both more economical and efficient than the Snapdragon 865.

Because the Snapdragon 765G has an advanced 7nm manufacturing process, its power consumption will be lower than that of many competitors or brand chips. It also has 5G connectivity both NSA non-standalone and SA standalone, more advanced, albeit only in the U-6 frequencies.

But the great novelty of this terminal is undoubtedly its camera, in addition to the main sensor of 48 MP, which will probably be the Sony IMX 586, which we see in many areas, from economical to not so much, a more modest and unspecified wide-angle and a probably dispensable macro sensor, Xiaomi climbs on the car of the periscope format zoomed telephoto.

This design makes it possible to use more space inside the terminal for a 5x optical zoom thanks to the interior mirror. Combined with the digital magnification, this gives a maximum of up to “50x zoom”, which is used to promote the brand, although it is common for these magnifications to show very little detail. Therefore we can expect up to 10x zoom with relatively good results.

Finally, the Mi 10 Youth Edition has a relatively slim design and a thickness of around 7.9 millimeters, as well as a 4160 mAh battery which is average for this size. The quick charging system was expected but not specified. For reference: the Mi 10 Lite has a maximum power of 20 W.

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Xiaomi Mi 10 Youth Edition vs Mi 10 Lite 5G: the datasheet

The Mi 10 Youth Edition seems to be little more than a small evolution of the Mi 10 Lite 5G, a more modest terminal with which it has many of the main features in common.

As we can see, in this case, the fourth sensor, which corresponds to the depth sensor, is omitted by the new 5x optical zoom.

Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G Xiaomi Mi 10 Youth Edition
Display 6.6 “, OLED, FullHD + (1080p) 6.6 “, OLED, FullHD + (1080p)
Size 75 x 164 mm 75 x 164 mm
Thickness 7.9 mm 7.9 mm
Weight 192 grams 192 grams
Processor Snapdragon 765G, 7nm Snapdragon 765G, 7nm
RAM 6, 8 GB 6, 8 GB
Memory 128 GB, without microSD 64, 128, 256 GB, without microSD
Main camera 48 MP f / 1.8, Wide 8 MP f / 2.2, Depth 2 MP, and Macro 5 MP f / 2.4 48 MP, 5x optical zoom, wide and macro
Front camera 16 MP f / 2.5, in the notch 16 MP, in the notch
Battery 4,160 mAh, fast charge 20W 4,160 mAh, fast charge 22.5W
Biometrics Fingerprint sensor under the display, optical Fingerprint sensor under the display, optical
Connectivity 5G (NSA and SA, Sub-6), Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB C, without jack, GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Beidou 5G (NSA and SA, Sub-6), Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, FM Radio, USB C, jack, GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Beidou
System Android 10 Android 10
Launching May 2020 To be confirmed
Official price 349 euros From about 365 euros

Xiaomi Mi 10 Youth Edition: launch, availability, and price

The Mi 10 Youth Edition was presented at a 100% digital event for the Chinese market. However, it is expected that this product will be adapted for international markets at some point, even if this could be done under a slightly different name.

The device, announced in up to five different colors, is also available in four versions according to its storage capacity. The versions, together with their prices indirect exchange – when the import usually increases significantly – are the following:

  • 6 GB RAM, 64 GB memory: 2,099 yuan or 275 euros, 295 dollars or 7,400 Mexican pesos.
  • 6 GB RAM, 128 GB memory: 2,299 yuan or 300 euros, 325 dollars or 8,100 Mexican pesos.
  • 8 GB RAM, 128 GB memory: 2,099 yuan or 325 euros, 350 dollars or 8,800 Mexican pesos.
  • 8 GB RAM, 256 GB memory: 2,099 yuan or 365 euros, 395 dollars or 9,900 Mexican pesos.