Redmi 10 launched globally with a 50 Megapixel camera
It also packs the MediaTek Helio G88 SOC
August 18, 2021
Starting Price in Malyasia
The number series from Redmi includes budget phones, and every year, Xiaomi sells millions of these devices. In fact, if we talk about the best-selling Android phones every year, there is a good chance that you will find a Redmi device under the number series among the top phones. Last year, Xiaomi launched a handful of phones under the Redmi 9 series, including the Redmi 9, Redmi 9A, Redmi 9T, Redmi 9C, etc. Today, we got the Redmi 10, the first phone to launch under the “10” series by Redmi, and the first phone under the number series in 2021.
One of the highlights of this phone is its design. On the back, you get a big camera module with four cameras in it, and as you can see written on the camera module, the primary camera includes a 50 Megapixel sensor. There is a fingerprint scanner on the right, and on the front, you get a flat display with a hole-punch cutout in the middle. There are also stereo speakers on this phone where the primary speaker is on the bottom, and the secondary one is on the top. The USB Type-C port is there on the bottom, and the headphone jack is on the top. Since it is a budget phone, you get a polycarbonate build.
Speaking of the specs, Redmi 10 has a 6.5-inch display on the front, and it is an IPS LCD with a 90Hz refresh rate. The resolution is 2400 x 1080 pixels, and the panel is protected with the Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Under the hood, you get the new MediaTek Helio G88 SOC built on the 12nm manufacturing process and has two Cortex-A75 based cores clocked at up to 2.0GHz. As the name shows, this chipset sits between the Helio G85 & the Helio G90 when it comes to performance.
The battery size is 5,000mAh, and you get a 22.5W adapter in the box even though the phone supports only up to 18W power. There is also reverse charging support so that you can charge any other phone with the Redmi 10 at up to 9W power.
Coming to the cameras, there is a Quad camera array on the back, but apart from the primary shooter, there isn’t anything unique regarding the other three cameras. There is a primary 50 Megapixel shooter, which is said to have Samsung’s S5KJN1 camera sensor. There is a secondary 8 Megapixel ultrawide and two 2 Megapixel cameras, one for depth information and the other for macro shots. There is no 4K video recording support, and you cannot even record FHD videos at 60fps as it is limited to 30fps. For selfies, there is an 8 Megapixel camera.
In the Malaysian market, Redmi 10 comes in three color shades and two storage options. The 4GB + 64GB variant is priced at RM649, which translates to around $153, and the 6GB + 128GB variant at RM749, which translates to around $176. If this phone comes to the Indian market, expect the starting price to be around Rs 11,000-12,000.