The Redmi Note 10 currently stands as the more affordable option inside of the Redmi Note 10 family. The device was launched alongside the Redmi Note 10 Pro and Redmi Note 10 Pro Max. The objective was to offer a decent set of specifications for an affordable price. However, time is passing and the device is getting more expensive, at least when it comes to the Indian market. Just a few months after its release, the device already had its third price hike.
Xiaomi debuted the Redmi Note 10 for INR 11,999 in the country. That price was for the variant with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of Internal Storage. The high-tier variant with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB variants costs INR 13,999. However, both variants already had suffered from three price hikes. The device got its first price hike in the end of April. Xiaomi has increased the price of both variants by INR 500. Hence, the device retailed for INR 12,499 and INR 14,499 up until the last few days.
On Wednesday, Xiaomi applied the second price adjustment. The price of the variant with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage was increased again by INR 500. Hence, it now costs around INR 14,999. Just a few days later, the device is getting its third price hike. This time around, the price of the base variant with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB Storage is getting another INR 500 on its price. Now, this variant retails for INR 12,999 which is just around $175.
The situation is so crazy that consumers can opt for a Redmi Note 10S with 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of Storage for the price of the vanilla Redmi Note 10 with 6 GB and 128 GB. We don’t know what is going on with these price adjustments. But hopefully, the company will offer some explanation in the coming weeks. Of course, the question now is what will come first? The fourth price hike or an actual explanation in this regard. We have to wait and see.
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Redmi Note 10 specifications
The Redmi Note 10 flaunts a 6.43-inch AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution (2,400 x 1,080 pixels) gorilla glass 5. Unfortunately, this is just a 60 Hz panel. Under the hood, it sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 678 (11 nm) chip with up to 6 GB of RAM and up to 128 GB of Internal Storage. It also sports microSD expansion support.
In terms of optics, the device sports a 48 MP main camera, an 8 MP ultrawide, a 2 MP macro sensor, and a 2 MP depth-sensing module. The device has a 13 MP selfie camera. The device draws power from a 5,000mAh battery with 33W fast-charging support. It runs MIUI 12 based on Android 11 straight out of the box.