In India, Xiaomi’s smartphones carry names different from the original models. This is also true for the Redmi handsets. So when talking about the Redmi 10 Prime, we should keep in mind that this is going to be the renamed version of one of the existing models. In this regard, today, Xiaomi’s Manu Kumar Jain said through Twitter that our protagonist will come with the same MediaTek Helio G88 chipset as the Redmi 10. Before we jump to the full specs list in order to understand whether this is the same Redmi 10 or another existing model, we should recall his other words saying the new phone has a “significant upgrade” over last year’s Redmi 9 Prime and 9 Power.
Last year, when the company launched the Redmi 9 Prime in India, a quick look at its features showed that we were dealing with the renamed Redmi 9. The only notable difference was the omission of NFC. However, we can’t say the same for the Redmi 9 Power. It was significantly different from the vanilla Redmi 9, coming with a Snapdragon 662 instead of the Helio G80 chip. Also, it was sporting a 48MP main camera (instead of a 13 MP module) and a 6,000mAh battery (instead of a 5,000mAh battery).
Featuring the ⬇️ SUPERSTAR PROCESSOR!@MediaTek Helio G88, for the 1⃣st time ever in India! 🇮🇳
— Redmi India – #Redmi10Prime | All-round Superstar (@RedmiIndia) August 27, 2021
There is no hint whether the company will launch the Redmi 10 Power model. But one thing is clear – the Redmi 10 Prime is on the way. Anyway, the promo poster of the phone highlights the “superstar camera” of 50MP. Also, it will come with a high refresh rate screen (presumably, 90 Hz) and stereo speakers.
As for the original model, the Redmi 10 comes with a 6.5-inch 1080×2400 LCD screen with a 90Hz refresh rate. The camera has four sensors of 50MP, 8MP, 2MP and 2MP. On the opposite side, we have an 8MP snapper. The 5000mAh battery supports 18W charging and 9W reverse charging. And as said, under the hood, we have a MediaTek Helio G88 chip. Honestly, we are dealing with a good low-end model.
The manufacturer has already officially confirmed that the Redmi 10 Prime will be introduced on September 3 in India. There’s no word on pricing yet but the previous model costs around 160 euros. So there is every reason to think this one will cost almost identically. Lastly, as Amazon India retweeted one of the Prime-related tweets, we think Amazon will be selling it though its channels as well.