Redmi Note 10 series

The much awaited Redmi Note 10 series has finally been launched by the Chinese smartphone company, Xiaomi. The launch date was March 4th, 2021. The Redmi Note series is one of the most popular smartphone brands in the world. It is also one of the most anticipated by fans yearly. This is because in line with the ethos of the Xiaomi, Redmi phone offer incredible specs for very affordable prices.

The Redmi Note 10 series continues this tradition of low price to high performance ratio by churning devices with lovely specs at really affordable prices. Xiaomi had two launch events, one was targeted at a primarily Indian audience and the other at the global market. Indian is Xiaomi’s second largest market so they get some preferential treatment.

For the Redmi Note 10 series, there are four devices globally and three devices for the Indian sub-continent. The Global devices are: Redmi Note 10 (RN10), Redmi Note 10S (RN10S), Redmi Note 10 Pro (RN10 Pro) and Redmi Note 10 5G (RN10 5G). The Indian variants retain the Redmi Note 10. The Indian Redmi Note 10 Pro is the same as the global Redmi Note 10 pro but with a downgraded camera (64mp). The global Redmi Note 10 Pro (unchanged) is then renamed as the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max. The Indian market does not have the 5G variant.

Global devices: Redmi Note 10, Redmi Note 10S, Redmi Note 10 Pro and Redmi Note 10 5G

Indian devices: Redmi Note 10, Redmi Note 10 Pro (RN10 Pro) and Redmi Note 10 Pro Max

The Redmi Note 10 series

Redmi Note 10 (Global and Indian variants) (Full details)

The RN10 is the cheapest device in the series but don’t let that fool you at all. The phone ships with an impressive Snapdragon 678 SoC paired with an Adreno 612 GPU for graphics and gaming. There is also LPDDR4x RAM with UFS 2.2 for storage. These should ensure that app usage, gaming, social media as well as file sharing are fast and easy.

For those who are photographically inclined, there is a quad camera set up on board with a 48MP Sony IMX582 Exmor RS main camera guaranteed to give excellent shots both day and night. It also shoots 4K video at 30fps. The other cameras are an 8MP Sony IMX355 Ultrawide angle, a 2MP GalaxyCore GCO2M1 macro camera and a 2MP depth sensor. The selfie camera is a 13MP Omnivision OV13B10 camera. As a bonus, this phone readily supports various GCam mods which will boost your photography.


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The display is a 6.43” Super AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution, a pixel density of 409ppi and 1100 nit of max brightness. The display is protected by a Gorilla Glass 3.The battery is a huge 5000mAh and it supports 30W fast charging (0 – 50% in 25mins). The phone ships with MIUI 12 on Android 11 and has a USB-C port and a headphone jack. For security, there is side-mounted fingerprint sensor. The 4/64GB variant sells for $199, the 4/128GB sells for $229 while the 6/128GB sells at $279.


Redmi Note 10S (Global only) (full details)

The Redmi Note 10S is the step up from the RN10 but it is only available to international markets. It has a Mediatek Helio G95 processor which is paired with a Mali G76 MC4 GPU. There is also LPDDR4x and UFS 2.2 storage here. Mediatek has been touting this SoC for great things. They recently released a video of the G95 going toe to toe with the Snapdragon 730G and doing well.

This device also comes with a quad camera setup with 64MP Samsung GW3 main camera for excellent details in photos and shoots 4K videos as well. The other cameras are an 8MP Ultrawide angle, a 2MP macro camera and a 2MP depth sensor.

The display is a 6.43” Super AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution, a pixel density of 409ppi and 1100 nit of max brightness. The display is protected by a Gorilla Glass 3.The battery is a huge 5000mAh and it supports 30W fast charging. The phone ships with MIUI 12 on Android 11 and has a USB-C port and a headphone jack. The 6/64GB variant sells for $229, the 6/128GB sells for $249 while the 8/128GB sells at $279.


Redmi Note 10 Pro (Global)/Redmi Note 10 Pro Max (India) (full details)

The RN10 Pro/Pro Max is the premium device in this line up. It is powered by the new and powerful Snapdragon 732G SoC paired with Adreno 618. LPDDR4x RAM and UFS 2.2 storage is also present here. This SoC can take on anything that is thrown at it. It is that good.


Read: Qualcomm’s Snapdragon SoCs


This device also comes with a quad camera setup. The 108MP Samsung S5KHM2 main camera is the selling point of this device. This is the first time we’re going to be seeing a flagship grade camera dropping into the midrange segment. The other cameras are an 8MP Ultrawide angle, a 2MP macro camera and a 2MP depth sensor.

The display is a 6.67” Super AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution, a pixel density of 395ppi and 1200 nit of max brightness. It supports a 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling and HDR10. The display is protected by a Gorilla Glass 5.

The battery is a huge 5020mAh and it supports 30W fast charging (0 – 100% in 74 mins). The phone ships with MIUI 12 on Android 11 and has a USB-C port and a headphone jack. The 6/64GB variant sells for $279, the 6/128GB sells for $299 while the 8/128GB sells at $329.

Note: The Indian Redmi Note 10 Pro shares the same specs with the aforementioned devices but uses a 64MP Samsung GW3 camera instead.


Redmi Note 10 5G (full details)

The RN10 5G is the only 5G enabled device in the Redmi Note 10 lineup. This device is powered by the Dimensity 700 with a Mali G57 MC2. LPDDR4X and UFS 2.2 are also present.


Read: Mediatek’s SoC line up: All you need to know


There are only 3 cameras on this device however. There is a 48MP Sony IMX582 Exmor RS main camera for excellent shots an it also shoots 4K video. The other cameras are a a 2MP macro camera and a 2MP depth sensor. The selfie camera is a 8MP camera.

The display is a 6.5” IPS LCD display with Full HD+ resolution, a pixel density of 405ppi and 500 nit of max brightness. The display supports 90Hz refresh rate as well as adaptive sync. The display is protected by a Gorilla Glass 3.


Read: Refresh rates in Smartphone explained


The battery is a huge 5000mAh but it only supports 18W fast charging. The phone ships with MIUI 12 on Android 11 and has a USB-C port and a headphone jack. The 4/64GB variant sells for $199 and the 4/128GB sells for $229.

Availability

All devices of the Redmi Note 10 Series line up go on sale in April. At the moment there are no official local prices as all international prices were given in US Dollars ($). Local prices could be heavily influenced by government policies, shipping fees, custom duties and taxes so don’t hold your breath but this page would be updated as soon as they are released.


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