While the Redmi brand has expanded in several directions, the core is still the vanilla series, which focuses on value for money. The all-new Redmi 10 is trying to excel in this area with a number of major upgrades, including several firsts.
This is the first phone in the series to have a high refresh rate display – a 6.5 “1080p” LCD (20: 9) that can run at up to 90Hz (also with 60Hz and 45Hz modes). This is also the first phone to use the new Helio G88 chipset from MediaTek, a tweaked version of the G85 that enables the higher refresh rate at 1080p + resolution.
Another benefit of the Redmi 10 is the 50MP main camera – the highest resolution in the series yet (Redmi Notes goes higher, of course, but they also cost more). This camera is paired with an 8MP ultrawid module, a 2MP macro cam and a 2MP depth sensor. The front-facing camera is inside a hole and has an 8MP sensor.
The series is known for having larger-than-average batteries, and this model is no exception – the 5,000 mAh battery supports 18W cable charging and 9W reverse wireless charging. Despite being a budget model, this phone comes with a 22.5W charger in the box.
And it also has other goodies, like two speakers and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It has a fingerprint reader mounted on the side and the selfie camera can unlock face. There is some bad news, but the microSD slot has disappeared.
The phone runs Android 11 with MIUI 12.5 out of the box. You can choose from three colors: Carbon Gray, Pebble White, Sea Blue. There is no word on a Pro model or other variations yet.
The base Xiaomi Redmi 10 has 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage, but there will be 4/128 GB and 6/128 GB options. These cost $ 180, $ 200 and $ 220 respectively, availability is set for August 20th.
Based on reports from China, the new phone first arrives in Malaysia at a price of MYR650 (which converts to around $ 155). The 6 / 128GB model will be MYR 750 and the middle option is not available.