Weâ€™ve heard about the Redmi 10X for a while now, and Xiaomi has confirmed several specs in the run-up to its unveiling. Now, the Redmi 10X series has officially been launched and weâ€™re actually seeing two phones.
The Redmi 10X and Redmi 10X Pro are both powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 820 chipset, bringing upper mid-range power and 5G connectivity to the table. In fact, Xiaomi claims the chip has an Antutu score of 415,672 points, not far behind the Snapdragon 855â€˜s 445,343 points, according to the firm.
In terms of 5G capabilities, Xiaomi previously confirmed that the Redmi 10X series supports 5G+5G dual SIM technology. This is possible thanks to the MediaTek chipset, with Qualcomm 5G chips not supporting 5G+5G just yet. Unlike Qualcomm 5G chips, the phone tops out at sub-6Ghz 5G as China doesnâ€™t use mmWave 5G right now.
5G connectivity and upper mid-range power requires a big battery, so the Redmi 10X Pro packs a 4,520mAh battery with 33W charging. The latter solution means youâ€™ll get 58% juice in 30 minutes. Meanwhile, the standard Redmi 10X offers a 4,520mAh battery that tops out at 22.5W charging.
What else does Redmi 10X series have?
Xiaomiâ€™s new phones also sport a 6.57-inch 2,400 x 1,080 OLED screen (HDR 10+, 20:9 screen ratio) with an in-display fingerprint sensor. Donâ€™t expect a high refresh rate though, although itâ€™s packing a 180Hz touch response rate.
As for camera technology, the Redmi 10X Pro sports a quad rear camera setup, featuring a 48MP main shooter, 8MP ultra-wide camera, 8MP 3x telephoto camera (with 30x digital zoom, 5x hybrid zoom, and OIS), and a 5MP macro sensor. Selfies are handled by a 20MP camera in a waterdrop notch, which is also capable of 120fps slow-mo clips.
The standard Redmi 10X sports a triple rear camera combination, featuring a 48MP main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide camera, and a 2MP depth sensor. The selfie camera sees a resolution drop from 20MP to 16MP.
In an interesting move, Xiaomi is also bringing automatic watermarks to the phones. This will see the phones adding watermarks depending on whatâ€™s in the picture (such as a cat, children, specific locations in China etc). Xiaomiâ€™s existing device watermarks are divisive, but this is nevertheless an interesting way to use them.
Other notable Redmi 10X series features include MIUI 12, IP53 splash resistance (itâ€™s unclear if this applies to both models), USB-C, an IR blaster, and 3.5mm port. The Redmi 10X Pro also sports NFC, which the standard 10X lacks.
The Redmi 10X starts at 1,599 yuan (~$224) for the 6GB/64GB option, 1,799 yuan (~$252) for the 6GB/128GB variant, 2099 yuan (~$294) for the 8GB/128GB model, and 2,399 yuan (~$336) for the 8GB/256GB device.
Want the Pro model? Then youâ€™re looking at 2,299 yuan (~$322) for the 8GB/128GB base model, and 2,599 yuan (~$364) for the 8GB/256GB variant.
These werenâ€™t the only Redmi 10X phones announced at the event, as Xiaomi also revealed the Redmi 10X 4G. The new device seems to be a rebranded Redmi Note 9, sharing the same Helio G85 chipset and 5,020mAh battery. Expect to pay 999 yuan (~$140) for the 4GB/128GB Redmi 10X 4G and 1,199 yuan (~$168) for the 6GB/128GB model.
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