Redmi 10X Series launched in China today & with this Redmi introduced its all-new “X” series of smartphones. So now, there are four smartphone series under the Redmi brand, namely K Series, X Series, Note series and the number series. The 10X Series included Redmi 10X 5G & Redmi 10X Pro 5G.
According to Redmi, the K series offers extreme performance thanks to the flagship specs, the X series offers the best performance after the K series & so on.
The main USP of the 10X Series is the SOC. There is the MediaTek Dimensity 820 5G chipset, and as we have seen via benchmark scores, this chipset even beats the likes of Kirin 820 5G.
The design of 10X Series is similar to the Redmi Note 9 series from the rear because there is a similar design for the camera setup. The cameras are placed in a square-ish camera module in the middle. Now, unlike the Redmi Note 9 series, the fingerprint scanner is not on the side or on the rear.
The biggest design difference between the Redmi 10X 5G and Redmi 10X Pro 5G is that the former comes with a triple camera setup whereas the latter has Quad cameras.
Also, there is no punch-hole display because the Redmi 10X Series comes with an AMOLED panel with an in-screen fingerprint reader. There is a notch on top for the single selfie camera. Both the 10X and 10X Pro have a headphone jack, and it is placed on the bottom alongside the USB Type-C port and the speaker grill.
Both the phones feature a 6.57-inch Samsung AMOLED panel with Full-HD+ resolution & an in-display fingerprint reader. The display comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on top and supports HDR10+. Under the hood, there is MediaTek Dimensity 820 chipset powering the Redmi 10X Series, and it is an extremely powerful mid-range SOC from MediaTek.
It sits between the Kirin 985 and 990 5G when it comes to AnTuTu score, thanks to the overall score of over 410,000! For better thermal management, there is Liquid Cooling & the screen has 180Hz touch-sampling-rate (60Hz refresh rate). For better performance, there is MediaTek HyperEngine 2.0 + Mi Game Turbo 2.0.
Thanks to the Dimensity 820 SOC, the 10X 5G also comes with dual-5G support so you can insert two 5G SIM cards. The phones come with 6/8GB LPDDR4X RAM and 64/128GB UFS 2.1 storage.
Camera-wise, the Redmi 10X 5G and Redmi 10X Pro 5G are a bit different. The Redmi 10X 5G comes with a triple camera setup that includes a primary 48 Megapixel camera paired with an 8 Megapixel ultrawide camera and a 2 Megapixel depth sensor. There is a 16 Megapixel selfie camera.
On the other hand, the Quad camera setup of Redmi 10X Pro 5G includes a primary 48 Megapixel camera paired with an 8 Megapixel Telephoto lens having 3X Optical Zoom, an 8 Megapixel ultrawide camera, and a 5 Megapixel macro camera. The selfie camera is a 20-megapixel unit.
Finally, there is a big 4,520mAh battery & while the Redmi 10X 5G supports 22.5W charging, the 10X Pro supports 33W fast charging. Another difference between the two is that while the Redmi 10X Pro 5G supports multi-functional NFC, there is no NFC support on the Redmi 10X 5G.
REDMI 10X SERIES – PRICING & AVAILABILITY
Both the Redmi 10X 5G & Redmi 10X Pro 5G come in three colors – Gold, Purple, and Blue. The Redmi 10X 5G comes in three storage options and here is the pricing –
6GB + 64GB – 1,599 Yuan ($224)
6GB + 128GB – 1,799 Yuan ($266)
8GB + 128GB – 2,099 Yuan ($294)
The Redmi 10X Pro 5G comes in two storage options and here is the pricing –
8GB + 128GB – 2,299 Yuan ($322)
8GB + 256GB – 2,599 Yuan ($364)
Both phones are up for Pre-Sale in China, and while the Redmi 10X 5G will be available from June 1, the Pro version will go on sale on June 5. There is also the Redmi 10X 4G, but it is not a new device as it is just a rebranded Redmi Note 9 with Helio G85 chipset.