Xiaomi sub-brand, Redmi, has today unveiled a new series of smartphones in China, Redmi 10X, with the launch of two new smartphones, the Redmi 10X and 10X Pro. The latest series aims to bring 5G to the budget price bracket, marks the first phones to be powered by MediaTek’s Dimensity 820 chipset. Let’s dive in to learn more about the two devices.
Redmi 10X and 10X Pro: Display
In terms of design, both, the Redmi 10X and 10X Pro feature a 6.57-inch Samsung E2 AMOLED panel, with a waterdrop-style notch on the top to house the front-facing camera, along with Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5 protection on top. The display comes with HDR10+ support and carries a 20:9 aspect ratio. Moreover, it comes with a regular 60Hz refresh rate and a 180Hz touch-sampling rate.
Redmi 10X and Redmi 10X Pro: Performance
At its core, the both, Redmi 10X and Redmi 10X Pro run on the MediaTek Dimesnity 820 octa-core chipset with Mali-G57 MC5 GPU, with four Cortex A76 cores and four Cortex A55 cores clocked at 2.6GHz and 2GHz respectively. Of the two devices, the regular 10X comes with 6GB / 8GB of RAM and 64GB / 128GB / 256GB of internal storage. On the other hand, the 10X Pro is assisted with 8GB of RAM and 128GB / 256GB of internal storage.
Talking about the battery, both, the regular 10X and the Redmi 10X Pro come with the same 4520mAh battery, except for the change in charging speeds. The 10X comes with 22.5W charging support, while the Pro gets a faster 33W charging.
As for other specifications, the phones come with USB-C, 3.5mm audio jack, IR blaster, and an in-display fingerprint scanner for authentication. On the software front, the phones run on MIUI 12 based on Android 10 out of the box. Furthermore, there is also MediaTek HyperEngine 2.0 along with Mi Game 2.0 gaming mode on both devices that promises to offer better gaming performance.
Redmi 10X and Redmi 10X Pro: Camera
For optics, the Redmi 10X features a triple-camera setup on the rear, with an LED flash. The setup includes a 48MP primary sensor with an f/1.8 aperture, accompanied by an 8MP ultra-wide sensor with 119-degree FoV, and a 2MP depth sensor. On the other hand, the Redmi 10X Pro sports a quad-camera setup on the rear with a 48MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture and an LED flash. Assisting the primary sensor is an 8MP ultra-wide sensor with 119-degree FoV, an 8MP telephoto sensor, and a 5MP macro lens.
Moving to the front, the Redmi 10X comes with a 16MP selfie shooter with f/2.0 aperture, and the 10X Pro gets a superior 20MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture.
Redmi 10X 4G
Alongside the Redmi 10X and 10X Pro, which come with 5G connectivity, the company has also announced a 4G version for the regular 10X, which is powered by the MediaTek Helio G85 chipset and offers 4GB of RAM. It features a 6.53-inch LCD panel with a hole-punch cutout and has a 5020mAh battery (with 18W fast charging).
Redmi 10X and Redmi 10X Pro: Pricing and Availability
The Xiaomi Redmi 10X comes in four configurations: 6GB + 64GB, 6GB + 128GB, 8GB + 128GB, and 8GB + 256GB, priced at CNY 1599 (~Rs 17,000), CNY 1799 (~Rs 19,000), CNY 2099 (~Rs 22,000), and CNY 2399 (~Rs 25,000), respectively. On the other hand, the Redmi 10X Pro comes in two configurations: 8GB + 128GB and 8GB + 256GB, and is priced at CNY 2299 (~Rs 24,000) and CNY 2599 (~Rs 27,000), respectively.
The Redmi 10X 4G comes in two configurations: 4GB + 64GB and 4GB + 128GB, priced at CNY 999 (~Rs 11,000) and CNY 1199 (~Rs 13,000), respectively.