Five years after launching the Redmi Note 3 in India with its revolutionary specs at an unbeatable price of that time, Xiaomi is looking to turn the tables in the affordable mid-range smartphone segment yet again. Xiaomi has finally launched its most anticipated Redmi Note 10 series in India on Thursday.
Display and Battery
All phones in this series now come equipped with an AMOLED screen, including the Redmi Note 10. It is very rare to see budget phones come with an AMOLED screen. The base Redmi Note 10 carries a 6.43″ FHD+ Super AMOLED Screen with a 60Hz Refresh Rate and Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It also packs 100 percent DCI-P3 wide colour gamut with a peak brightness of 1100 nits.
Both Redmi Note 10 Pro and Redmi Note 10 Pro Max also come with a Super AMOLED Screen, but at a 120Hz Refresh rate and 6.67″ FHD+ screen size and Gorilla Glass 5 protection. These also carry 100 percent DCI-P3 wide colour gamut along with HDR-10 support, and TÜV Rheinland low blue light certification with a peak brightness of 1200 nits.
All three phones have a 20:9 aspect ratio for their displays. The base variant comes with a 5000 mAh battery while the Pro variants come with a 5020 mAh battery. They also come with 33W wired fast charging along with a corresponding 33W fast charging brick bundled as well. It is very rare to see smartphone manufacturers provide fast charging bricks with the phone, so kudos to Xiaomi for taking such a bold step.
All phones come with a quad-camera setup with a common 8MP ultrawide and 2MP depth sensor. The base Redmi Note 10 comes with a 48MP main camera with a Sony IMX582 sensor and a 2MP macro shooter.
Both the Pro variants come with a 5MP macro shooter. The Pro variant comes with a 64MP main camera with a Samsung ISOCELL GW3 sensor whereas the Pro Max variant comes with a 108MP main camera carrying a 108MP Samsung HM2 sensor. The Pro Max variant comes equipped with lots of camera features including Night Mode 2.0, VLOG Mode, Long Exposure Mode, Magic Clone Mode, Video Pro Mode, and Dual Video. We are not aware whether the other 2 variants carry these modes or not.
The base Note 10 variant comes with a 13MP selfie camera while the Pro variants carry a 16MP selfie camera.
The Redmi Note 10 comes with a Snapdragon 678 processor – the first phone in India to carry it – along with Adreno 612 GPU and up to 6GB LPDDR4x RAM. Both the Pro variants come with a Snapdragon 732G processor with Snapdragon Elite Gaming features, along with Adreno 618 GPU and up to 8GB LPDDR4x RAM.
All the phones in the series pack 4G VoLTE/VoWiFi, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, Infrared (IR), USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack and a 360-degree ambient light sensor. The Redmi Note 10 is 8.3mm thick and weighs 178.8g, while the Pro variants are 8.1mm thick and weigh 192g.
Pricing and Availability
The Redmi Note 10 is priced at Rs. 11,999 for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant – cheapest for a phone with an AMOLED screen. The other variant for Redmi Note 10 is the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage and will cost Rs. 13,999. The phone comes in three colour options – Aqua Green, Frost White, and Shadow Black.
The Redmi Note 10 Pro is priced at Rs. 15,999 for the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage variant, Rs. 16,999 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant and Rs. 18,999 for the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant. The Redmi Note 10 Pro Max carries a hefty price tag of Rs. 18,999 for the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage variant, Rs. 19,999 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant and Rs. 21,999 for the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage model. Both the Pro variants will come in three colour options – Dark Night, Glacial Blue, and Vintage Bronze.
The Redmi Note 10 series is an Amazon exclusive for an online purchase with also an option to buy on Mi.com. It will also be available through Mi Home stores, and offline retail partners if you wish to buy it offline. Sales for the Redmi Note 10 series start on successive dates on all channels. Sales start on March 16th for the Redmi Note 10, March 17th for the Redmi Note 10 Pro and March 18th for the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max.