Xiaomi Mi 10 UK Launch: Live Stream, Release Date, Price & Specs


Having been announced in China in February, Xiaomi’s 2020 flagship Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro will launch in the UK tomorrow.

Though there will not be a live stream in the technical sense, there will be a launch video, which you will be able to view at the top of this page at 1pm GMT on Friday 27 March. You can also read on below for full details of the new phones, and we’ll update this article with UK pricing as soon as it is provided.

Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro went on sale in China on 14 February, with prices starting at 3,999 yuan (£442/US$573) and 4,999 yuan (£552/$716) respectively. This is a 1,000 yuan price hike over its predecessor, which has been explained by the addition of 5G connectivity and some hardware upgrades including to the screen, the addition of a 108Mp camera, higher-capacity batteries and LPDDR5 RAM. Even so, the new Xiaomi flagships cost less than many competing Android phones, offering excellent value.

As we wait for Mi 10 to officially go on sale in the UK, it’s worth knowing you that UK users can already buy these phones. Geekbuying is currently offering Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro with prices starting at £657.78 and £835.56 respectively. These are Chinese models, however, and will not come preinstalled with Google services. We’d advise also checking out GearBest, which is awaiting stock on the global versions of Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro.

How to watch Xiaomi Mi 10 Live Stream: Global Launch

Xiaomi will officially announce its Mi 10 to a worldwide audience on 27 March. The launch video will begin at 14:00 GMT+1.

We’ve added the stream to the top of this article, but other places to watch include YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

Mi 10

Mi 10 specifications at a glance

  • 6.67in AMOLED display, 2340×1080, 90Hz refresh rate (180Hz resampling), HDR10+, 1120nits brightness, 5,000,000:1 contrast
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor
  • Large 3000mm2 vapour chamber with graphene and graphite layers for cooling
  • 8GB/12GB LPDDR5 RAM
  • 128GB/256GB UFS 3.0 storage
  • Quad-lens primary camera with 108Mp sensor, OIS
  • 5G
  • Wi-Fi 6
  • NFC
  • 4,780mAh battery
  • 30W wired, 30W wireless, 10W reverse wireless charging
  • MIUI 11

Mi 10 Pro

Mi 10 Pro specifications at a glance

  • 6.67in AMOLED display, 2340×1080, 90Hz refresh rate (180Hz resampling), HDR10+, 1200nits brightness, 5,000,000:1 contrast
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor
  • Large 3000mm2 vapour chamber with graphene and graphite layers for cooling
  • 8GB/12GB LPDDR5 RAM
  • 256GB/512GB UFS 3.0 storage
  • Quad-lens primary camera with 108Mp sensor, OIS, up to 50x digital zoom, highest ever score of 124 points in DXOMark
  • 5G
  • Wi-Fi 6
  • NFC
  • 4,500mAh battery
  • 50W wired, 30W wireless, 10W reverse wireless charging (sold with 65W charger)
  • MIUI 11

Mi 10 Pro

Mi 10 Pricing & Availability

With both phones now on sale in China, pricing and configurations are as follows:

  • Mi 10 8GB/128GB: 3,999 yuan (£442/$573)
  • Mi 10 8GB/256GB: 4,299 yuan (£475/$616)
  • Mi 10 12GB/256GB: 4,699 yuan (£519/$673)
  • Mi 10 Pro 8GB/256GB: 4,999 yuan (£552/$716)
  • Mi 10 Pro 12GB/256GB: 5,499 yuan (£608/$788)
  • Mi 10 Pro 12GB/512GB: 5,999 yuan (£663/$859)

The successor to the Mi 9 was supposed to see a global launch on 23 February, but with MWC now cancelled we’re waiting for 27 March for the official European/global launch event.

UK pricing will likely be a little higher than we saw previously with the £499 Mi 9, thanks to various hardware upgrades and the addition of 5G. We could see a starting price as high as £599 (which is still pretty cheap as flagships go). 

If you’re prepared to pay a little more than this to get the phone before the UK launch then you can order Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro from Geekbuying, with prices starting at £657.78 and £835.56 respectively. Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro are also available through GearBest.

If you do go down this path you should note that you may be asked to pay import duty upon arrival to the UK (20% of whatever value is on the shipping paperwork).

More importantly, these are the Chinese versions of the phones, so will not come with Google Play installed. You can install this via the Mi App Store, and then download any other Google services you require from Google Play (including an English keyboard), but it isn’t going to work as seamlessly out of the box as if you wait for the global model. 

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