Earlier this year, Xiaomi launched a plethora of Redmi Note 10 smartphones. Apart from a MediaTek Helio G-variant, and a 5G version, the Redmi Note 10 and Note 10 Pro were the most notable devices with AMOLED screens, Snapdragon 678 and Snapdragon 732G chips. These devices were widely available than the other two, but this will change soon. According to reports, the Redmi Note 10 packing the Qualcomm Snapdragon 678 SoC had its production halted. The reason is that Xiaomi isn’t being able to secure the needed amount of Snapdragon 678 chips in light of the ongoing chip shortage crisis.
Xiaomi has already ceased the production of the Redmi Note 10 in Indonesia, and we expect other regions to have the same fate soon. Although Xiaomi didn’t disclose details behind discontinuing the Redmi Note 10 in Indonesia, the situation clearly involves the ongoing chips shortage. So far, a myriad of other companies has been hit by the global chip shortage, which has been affected due to COVID-19 restrictions across different regions of the world. The situation is expected to get even worse amid rising cases of the new Delta variant.
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Redmi Note 10 specifications
The Redmi Note 10 packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 678 SoC platform. For those unaware, this is an 11 nm chipset featuring a Qualcomm Kyro 460 CPU. The octa-core chip offers a clock speed of up to 2.2 GHz. The device is available with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of Internal Storage. There is also a variant with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of Internal Storage. This platform also comes with an Adreno 612 GPU. For comparison, it is slightly slower than the 619 on the Snapdragon 750G. This chip is basically an upgrade for the SD675 platform.
Interestingly, Xiaomi already discontinued the Indian Redmi Note 10 Pro and Redmi Note 10 Pro Max with 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of Internal Storage. Only the higher models with 6 GB and 8 GB of RAM are available.
The device flaunts a 6.43-inch AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution and has a centered punch-hole. Moreover, it has a Quad-Camera setup with a 48 MP camera, an 8 MP ultrawide snapper, a 2 MP macho shooter, and a 2 MP depth-sensing module. The device also offers a 5,000 mAh battery with 33 W fast-charging support.
Until now, Xiaomi is yet to give an official word about the abrupt discontinuation of the entry-level smartphone. For now, we’ll have to wait and see if the company will clear out the situation or whether this will lead to the total discontinuation of the entry-level model.