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
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.