The Redmi Note 9 series is pretty much a fresh smartphone lineup. But Xiaomi never saw a problem in releasing sequels when their devices are still new. For the past couple of years, we’ve been used to two new Redmi Note generations every year and apparently this will happen again. During the first half of 2020, Redmi unveiled a plethora of handsets composing the Redmi Note 9 series. For the second half, we believe that the company is preparing the biggest entry for the series in the form of Redmi Note 10. You might be wondering, why the Redmi Note 10 is so special. Well, it might be the first Redmi Note phone to come with 5G connectivity.
Redmi Note 10 5G spotted with Dimensity 820 SoC
A smartphone bearing Redmi Note 10 moniker has been spotted on the benchmark site, AI benchmark. The smartphone does not just appear on the list but steals the second position. So far, the only device that outperforms it is the Vivo iQOO Z1 which has the MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ processor. If you’re curious, this Redmi Note 10 sports the Dimensity 820 SoC that also comes from the Taiwanese chipset maker. The Dimensity lineup has the best chipsets made by MediaTek to the date. They bring performance and 5G connectivity and are quite affordable.
The first Redmi Note with 5G connectivity
The listing was first spotted by the popular leakster Digital Chat Station. Judging by the leak, the Redmi Note 10 will deliver the same performance found in the China-exclusive Redmi 10X 5G and Redmi 10X Pro 5G. As these two devices never left China, we don’t think they ever will now that the Note 10 is set to come with this chipset. Besides the Dimensity 820 SoC, the phone has 8GB of RAM and runs Android 10. The listing shows that it was benchmarked on Monday, July 20. Of course, we can’t take this benchmark listing as undeniable proof of Note 10’s existence, but it makes sense.
Xiaomi could be performing the first tests on a device that still is in development. It may still take several months to come. Moreover, we’re expecting more than just a vanilla Note 10. This year, Xiaomi introduced three Note 9 smartphones. Worth noting that having the Dimensity 820 in the “vanilla” or “basic” Note 10 is a good thing. This chipset easily outperforms Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765G and breaks the 400,000+ barrier on AnTuTu. We could even see a Pro variant with Dimensity 1000+ or even a Qualcomm chipset.
It may be soon for a Note 10, but we can’t forget the fact that the Redmi Note 8 series was introduced in August last year. So, we wouldn’t be surprised to see Note 10 series before the end of Q3 2020.