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Xiaomi in the UK: Multi-eyed Mi Note 10 hits Blighty festooned with cameras and hefty battery life

Chinese tat bazaar's latest smartphone effort will set you back £459

Xiaomi's Mi Note 10 phablet – first introduced last November – has hit UK shores with the entry-level model retailing at £459.

The phone is available from today at Xiaomi's online shopping portal.

The Mi Note 10 is a weird beast focused on productivity and photography alike. The camera system packs Samsung's relatively new ISOCELL Bright HMX 108MP sensor for the main shooter, which produces 12,032 x 9,024 snaps. Of course, if the phone is in low-light conditions, it'll activate its pixel-binning tech, which will reduce the size of those shots considerably to produce clearer pictures.

Accompanying that is a macro lens for close-ups, a 5MP telephoto lens, another 12MP telephoto lens, and a 20MP ultra-wide-angle lens. This supports 50x hybrid zoom, although odds are you'd never max that out.

On the front, you'll spot a lonely 32MP selfie camera, which supports the usual AI accoutrements, including a beauty mode that'll probably make you look like a slightly warm Madame Tussauds waxwork – such has been our experience with "beauty modes".

The phone packs a 6.47-inch 3D curved AMOLED display, which is encased in Corning's Gorilla Glass 5. The rear gets the Gorilla Glass treatment too, which should make it more resistant to scratches and nicks.

Under the hood, it packs a capacious 5,260 mAh battery, which supports 30W fast charging. Xiaomi reckons this'll give you two days' worth of charge. That sounds about right given that it ships with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 730G platform, which isn't exactly a speed demon but is designed to be power efficient.

The 6GB/128GB retails at £459 and comes in Glacier White, Aurora Green and Midnight Black. An extra £100 doubles your storage, and comes with the white and green colour options. ®

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