Xiaomi is postponing the release of its new flagship smartphone “Mi10” series. After the cancellation of the world’s largest mobile fair “MWC 2020” in the aftermath of the coronavirus outbreak.
Xiaomi issued a statement on Friday saying it will delay the global launch of the U.S. 10 series. Initially, Xiaomi planned to release the new phone this Sunday(2,16), a day before the MWC 2020 supposed to start.
Xiaomi introduced the MI10 series through an online event on Wednesday(2,12). It planned to officially release the Mi10 series in time for the MWC 2020 host date.
However, with MWC 2020 cancelled, Xiaomi has also decided to postpone the release date. GSMA, the host of the MWC, canceled this year’s event for the first time in its 33-year history. After a series of global IT companies, including Facebook, Amazon and LG Electronics, announced their absence due to concerns over the spread of coronavirus.
Xiaomi said that it will hold a separate launch event for the Mi10 in Europe in the future. Adding that it will introduce new products, including the new Mi10 series, in the future.
Details on the postponed Xiaomi Mi10 series
The MI10 Series consists of the Mi10 and the Mi10 Pro. Both models are equipped with a main camera of 108 million pixels, while displays are equipped with 6.67-inch “Full HD AMOLED” panels that support 90 Hz injection rates. It is equipped with Snapdragon 865 processors, chipsets optimized for 5G and artificial intelligence. As well as a “LPDDR5” RAM with capacities up to 16GB.
The U.S. 10 was set at about 3,999 yuan to 4699 yuan depending on RAM and storage capacity. While the U.S. 10 Productions cost about 4,999 yuan.
Not only Xiaomi, Huawei had to prepare the impact of MWC 2020 cancellation as well. As the company received ban from the U.S., it has since been focusing more to the Asian and European market.