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Xiaomi’s latest 5G flagship phone, the Mi 10T launched in the UK on 19 October following a global launch which took place on 30 September. The phone will be available to buy directly from Xiaomi from 5 November.
The three-device series includes the Mi 10, Mi 10T Pro, and Mi 10T Lite. Both the 10T and 10T Pro offer an astounding 144Hz refresh rate – previously only seen in gaming phones – a top-tier Snapdragon 865 chip, and a massive 5000mAh battery (with 33 fast charging). Despite these flagship-level features, Xiaomi still manages to keep the phones at mid-range prices.
The 10T Pro headlines with a 108Mp rear camera and a 30x digital zoom, while the standard 10T offers a 64Mp main camera. Both feature 13Mp ultra-widge and 5Mp macro lens. Our Editor in Chief, Marie Black, was able to get her hands on the 10T Pro – here’s what she thinks so far.
As for the Mi 10T Lite, you still get an impressive 120Hz display, but the processor drops to a Snapdragon 750G. See our full guide to the Mi 10T series to learn more about what each phone offers.
How much do the Xiaomi Mi 10T phones cost?
Mi 10T Lite (64GB storage/6GB RAM) – £229/€279
Mi 10T Lite (128GB storage/6GB RAM) – £299
Mi 10T (128GB storage/6GB RAM) – £469/€499
Mi 10T Pro (256GB storage/8GB RAM) – £599/€599
With a starting price of £229, the Mi 10T Lite is the cheapest 5G phone you can buy in the UK.
This places the 10T Pro just £50 higher than the other popular premium mid-ranger we’ve come to love, the OnePlus 8T – which goes on sale tomorrow.
If you missed it, watch the Xiaomi Mi 10T launch event again.
When do the Xiaomi Mi 10T phones release in the UK?
The Mi 10T and 10T Pro will be available to pre-order from 30 October until 5 November. Both phones go on sale on 6 November.
The Mi 10T Lite will be available to purchase directly from Xiaomi from 26 October, but pre-orders on contract begin on 30 October from Vodafone.
The Mi 10T Lite will also be available at a reduced price in a one-day early bird sale on both Amazon and Xiaomi. The prices will drop to £199 (64GB/6GB) and £249 (128GB/6GB). The sale starts at 0:01 on 26 October and ends at midnight.
Where to pre-order the Xiaomi Mi 10T
SIM-free, the Mi 10T phones will be available directly from Xiaomi UK and Amazon.
If you prefer to buy the phones on contract, the Mi 10T Pro will e available from Vodafone and Three from 6 November, with pre-orders starting 30 October.
While the Mi 10T won’t be available on a UK network carrier, the Mi 10T Lite will be available to pre-order from Vodafone as well, from 30 October.
We’ll update this article if we see more retailers announced in the UK. In the meantime, see how the Mi 10T stacks up against other leading mid-range phones.