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The Mi Note 10 Lite is a cheaper version of the Mi Note 10 and Mi Note 10 Pro, but it doesn’t include the 108-megapixel camera. (Picture: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi announces new budget and gaming phones for Europe

The Mi Note 10 Lite, Redmi Note 9 and Note 9 Pro, and the Black Shark 3 and 3 Pro will all soon be available in Europe

This article originally appeared on ABACUS

Xiaomi has five new phones headed to Europe. The company announced the global launch of Mi Note 10 Lite on Thursday. It also said Europe would be getting two phones from its gaming Black Shark brand and the Note 9 and Note 9 Pro from budget sub-brand Redmi. The Redmi phones were already available in India, but Europe remains an important market for the Chinese company.

The Mi Note 10 Lite, which aims to compete with Apple’s iPhone SE and Samsung’s Galaxy 10 Lite, is set to go on sale in mid-May for 349 euros (US$380). It includes a 64-megapixel main camera and an AMOLED display. It runs on Qualcomm’s mid-range Snapdragon 730 chip. The Redmi Note 9 Pro is even cheaper at just US$269. It also includes a 64-megapixel camera and uses the Snapdragon 720G chip. People can save another US$70 by going with the regular Redmi Note 9, which uses MediaTek’s Helio G85 chip and has a 48-megapixel camera.

Europe is also set to get the Black Shark 3 and 3 Pro. These gaming phones run on the flagship Snapdragon 865 chip, include 5G connectivity, and have 90Hz displays. They also both include 64-megapixel cameras. The main difference between them is memory and storage capacity. These higher-specced phones could be expected to cost more than the others mentioned here, but the prices haven’t been announced yet. The phones go on sale on May 8.