It feels like hardly a week goes by without Xiaomi unveiling a new smartphone. The new budget smartphone Redmi 10 is a new price-performance hit that is superior to the mid-range competition in some areas. However, the unveiling was accidentally done early, because the press release has since been taken offline again.
The Xiaomi Redmi 10’s features
Shortly after the new flagship Mi Mix 4, Xiaomi has prematurely unveiled the Redmi 10, a mid-range smartphone that should appeal to many users thanks to exciting specifications and a fair price. The Redmi 10 relies on a 6.5-inch 90 Hz display with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels. Thanks to AdaptiveSync, the refresh rate can be adjusted between 45, 60 and 90 Hz depending on the situation, which has a positive impact on the battery runtime.
The SoC is the still relatively new MediaTek Helio G88, which is supported by 4 or 6 GB of RAM depending on the configuration. The internal storage of 64 or 128 GB is rather meager, but at least offers twice as much capacity as the direct predecessor, the Redmi 9.
The battery has a capacity of 5,000 mAh, which should once again ensure convincing runtimes. Charging is done with a maximum of 18 watts, while reverse charging via cable with 9 watts is also offered. Wireless charging on the other hand is not possible. MIUI 12.5, which is based on the latest Android 11, is preinstalled as the operating system. Xiaomi installs a fingerprint sensor on the side, and Face Unlock is also supported to unlock the smartphone.
As XDA Developers reports, the Redmi 10 features a 3.5mm jack and a single bottom-mounted speaker. 4G, WiFi and Bluetooth are also supported – though no details on standards and speeds can be found yet.
The cameras of the Redmi 10
In terms of the camera setup, the Xiaomi Redmi 10 also makes a leap forward compared to its predecessor. On the front, there is an 8-megapixel selfie camera in a punch hole.
The triple camera setup at the back is much more exciting. Here, the Redmi 10 relies on a 50 MP main sensor from Samsung (as opposed to 13 megapixels on the Redmi 9), which is supported by an 8 MP ultra-wide-angle lens and a 2 MP macro lens. A 2-megapixel depth sensor rounds out the overall picture.
Prices and Availability
According to the press release, Xiaomi will offer the Redmi 10 in three configurations and color schemes. The choices are variants with 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM, 4GB RAM + 128GB storage, and 6GB RAM + 128GB storage, and that comes in Carbon Gray, Pebble White, Sea Blue colors.
The Redmi 10 is not yet listed on Xiaomi’s official website, but the official announcement should be made soon. Accordingly, prices and release date are currently unknown.