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Xiaomi Takes on Apple in Japan With 108-Megapixel Budget Smartphone

  • Mi Note 10 with 108-megapixel camera leads Chinese brand debut
  • Japan has long favored gadgets made by Apple or home companies
The Mi Note 10
The Mi Note 10Source: Xiaomi Corp.
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Xiaomi Corp., the world’s fourth-largest smartphone maker, is entering Japan and taking on Apple Inc. with a budget-friendly smartphone and a connected fitness tracker.

The company is making the Mi Note 10 Android smartphone available in Japan for immediate pre-order to be shipped on Dec. 16, according to a statement on Monday. Priced from 52,800 yen ($486), the handset has a high-resolution 108-megapixel camera, a 5,260mAh battery rated to last longer than two days and a 6.5-inch OLED display with curved edges.