Xiaomi is known for its budget devices, with the Redmi Note 10 series of devices being the latest of the Note series of handsets which get a lot of praise in India and around the world. Out of the three main devices on offer, the vanilla Note 10 is the most popular, but, it seems that it might be known for all of the wrong reasons.
Xiaomi India today hiked the price of the Redmi Note 10 by another Rs 500, after doing the same for four instances. After this hike, the device is now more expensive. Now, the Redmi Note 10 4GB+64GB variant retails for Rs 13,999, up from Rs 11,999, the price at launch. The 6GB variant of the Redmi Note 10 is now retailing for Rs 15,499. This is a hike of Rs 2,000 and Rs 1,500 respectively, which, for a budget handset, that too from a competitive brand like Redmi seems very odd to say the least. This is the fifth instance of a price hike for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10, with the new pricing now visible on both Xiaomi India’s official site and Amazon.in Another handset that has a price hike is the Poco M3, now retailing for Rs 10,999 and Rs 11,999 for the 4GB and 6GB variants, respectively.
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Redmi Note 10 Specifications
For those who do not know, the Redmi Note 10 comes equipped with a decently sized 6.43-inch AMOLED panel with a resolution of FHD+ and a refresh rate of 60Hz. The display has a peak brightness of 1100 nits and comes with a 20:9 aspect ratio. Performance is handled by the Snapdragon 678 SoC with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Optics wise, the Note 10 has a quad-camera stack with a 48MP Sony IMX 582 sensor as the primary sensor with an 8MP ultra-wide lens.
Additional lenses include dual 2MP sensors for macro and depth capabilities. There is also a 13MP front selfie snapper. A 5000 mAh battery with 33W fast charging is present on the device. When it comes to software, the Redmi Note 10 boots Android 11 out of the box, with MIUI 12.5 on top. It also has dual-SIM support, dual 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.0 and a 3.5mm headphone jack. We do not know the reason for this price hike, but it could be due to the semiconductor shortage plaguing most industries in this era of Covid-19.
Hopefully, this is the last price hike for the device, since even a minor price hike can have implications on the buying decision for the user.
Not much RnD goes into these note series of fones. They just change the chipset and cameras. Everything else is these same. No wonder they can sell it for cheap because they buy huge inventory of same screens and cameras and just mix and match. Doesn't justify price hikes