Currently four different Xiaomi phones have 108MP main cameras – these are the Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro, Mi Note 10 and Mi 10T Pro, all of which are mid-range or premium devices. However we could soon see one of the company’s affordable phones use this super-high-res camera sensor too.
This comes from reliable leaker Digital Chat Station on Weibo, who posted “J17 *, you like 108mp main camera and telephoto macro has [rabbit emojii]”. That message has been mangled in translation, as the original was written in Chinese, but the meaning is clear: Xiaomi has a new phone with the code ‘J17’ which has a 108MP main camera and another sensor paired with a telephoto macro lens. There’s probably no bunny involved though.
The recent Xiaomi Mi 10T had the codename ‘J3’ and most Xiaomi phones have codes
Xiaomi is not letting Samsung, OnePlus, and Google steal all the reasonably priced exciting smartphone fun, and has launched the Mi 10T Pro. It starts at 599 euros, or about $700, putting it in direct competition with the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE and the OnePlus 8 (soon to be 8T), plus around the same price we expect the Pixel 5 to cost.
There are several standout features that make the Mi 10T Pro worth considering, starting with a 108-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization on the back. Xiaomi and Samsung worked together on developing the 108MP camera technology, and here it comes with some new features to entice you away from Samsung’s version. These include six long exposure modes, such as one where a static subject can be isolated against a blurred moving background, plus a burst mode that converts stills into video, and a selection of new filters.