Redmi 10 Prime with MediaTek Helio G88 launched in India
For India, the phone comes with a 6,000mAh battery
The Redmi 10 Prime is finally official in the Indian market, and unsurprisingly, this is the same phone that launched globally as the Redmi 10. In India, it is the successor to the last year’s Redmi 9 Prime, which offered a MediaTek Helio G80 chip and Quad cameras. The successor upgrades the chip to Helio G88 & also packs a massive 6,000mAh battery (the global variant has a 5,000mAh battery). For the Indian market, Xiaomi has priced the phone at ₹12,499 for the base variant, so while we were expecting the starting price to be around Rs 11,000, it is a bit higher than that. This might explain the recent price increase of the Redmi Note 10 as Xiaomi was making space for this new phone.
Design-wise, it is the same phone as the global version. So, you get a display with a centered hole-punch design on the front & a camera module with four cameras. The fingerprint scanner sits on the right side and doubles as the power button. The phone is made out of polycarbonate, but that shouldn’t be a surprise.
The USB Type-C port is on the bottom, and there are Stereo speakers on this phone as well. You also get an IR blaster on top, along with the headphone jack. So, in terms of the ports, this phone comes with no compromises. Specs-wise, you get a 6.5-inch Full-HD+ IPS LCD with a 90Hz refresh rate & Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
Under the hood, you get the MediaTek Helio G88 chipset, and this phone is, in fact, the first phone featuring this chipset. As the name suggests, this SOC is just behind the Helio G90 & G90T in terms of performance. There is 4GB or 6GB LPDDR4X RAM paired with 64GB or 128GB storage. The phone also comes with a Virtual Memory feature to expand the RAM by 2GB by taking some storage from the ROM.
Camera-wise, you get a Quad camera setup on the back where the primary camera has a 50 Megapixel sensor with an f/1.8 aperture lens. There is a second 8 Megapixel ultrawide camera, a 2 Megapixel macro camera, and a 2 Megapixel depth sensor. There is support for 1080p video recording but up to 30fs only. For selfies, you get an 8 Megapixel camera on the front. Here as well, the video recording is limited to 1080p 30fps at max.
Finally, Redmi 10 Prime has a 6,000mAh battery and supports 18W fast charging. In the box, you get a 22.5W adapter. MIUI 12.5 runs out of the box, which is based on Android 11.
Redmi 10 Prime comes in three colors named Phantom Black, Bifrost Blue, and Astral White. There are two storage options, and the price starts at ₹12,499 for the 4GB + 64GB variant and goes up to ₹14,499 for the 6GB + 128GB variant. You can buy the phone starting 7th of September from Xiaomi India’s website or Amazon India.