News - 03/02/2020

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro 5G, Galaxy S20 5G’s competitor?

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro 5G

Samsung is setting up to officially announce Galaxy S20 5G, Galaxy S20+ 5G and Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G. Yes! If you did not know, now you do. There will be no Galaxy S11 as we naturally expected. This move, we speculate, Samsung intentionally took to commemorate the new decade we begun most recently. The announcement date for the three Samsung flagships will be 11th February. But while everyone else braces up for these three, another smartphone player threatens to steal, or share Galaxy S20’s glory. I am referring to the rumored Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro 5G.

Xiaomi is a fast growing smartphone brand even in Kenya. According to Counterpoint Xiaomi already has 8% of the Global smartphone market share by the 3rd Quarter of 2019. This statistic is right behind Oppo’s 9% and Apple’s 12%. See the screenshot below.

SOURCE: counterpointresearch

It will strike you straight away that Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro 5G and all three Galaxy S20 smartphones are 5G enabled. And this is just the beginning. Both will have the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset which is a high-end smartphone and tablet SoC that Qualcomm announced in December 2019. Considering how fast phones were in 2019 at processing power, intensive video streaming and advanced video and photography, things can only get better with this new chipset which Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro 5G will allegedly rock.

Question: What we should expect with QSD 865 on Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro 5G?  Answer: 5G peak performance, innovative and intelligent AI, stunning photography and desktop-level gaming features. Below is a list of Xiaomi 10 Pro 5G key features in Kenya.

Features of Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro 5G









6.39 inches


1080 x 2340 pixels


Corning Gorilla Glass 6


DCI-P3, HDR10, 120 Hz

Quad main

108 MP, f/1.8, (wide) Laser AF, OIS

12 MP, f/2.2, 54mm (telephoto), Laser AF, 2x optical zoom

16 MP, f/2.2 (ultra wide), PDAF, Laser AF

5 MP, depth sensor

Video: 2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/120/240fps, 1080p@960fps

Single selfie

20 MP, f/2.0, (wide)

Video: 1080p@30fps



256GB 12GB RAM

512GB 16GB RAM

UFS 3.0




Non-removable Li-Po 5250 mAh battery


Fast battery charging 65W
Fast wireless charging 30W
Power bank/Reverse wireless charging 10W

Price in Kenya:

Expect Xiaomi 10 Pro 5G to cost way less than any of the three Galaxy S20 5G flagship smartphones. And to answer the question we asked, Yes! the Mi 10 Pro 5G will give Galaxy S20 5G a run for its money. Official images will follow as soon as Xiaomi releases them.

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