Xiaomi’s sub-brand company, Redmi has released their latest trio of smartphones called the “10X series”. The series consists of a Redmi 10X 5G, Redmi 10X Pro 5G and a Redmi 10X4G, which is basically a rebranded Redmi Note 9 for the Chinese market. This makes the Redmi 10X 5G and 10X Pro 5G, the two “new” phones we have.
The duo sports a 6.57-inch AMOLED display panel with FHD+ resolution and 180Hz touch sampling rate. The waterdrop notch houses a 16MP selfie camera on the Redmi 10X 5G and a 20MP on the Redmi 10X Pro.
Both smartphones feature a rectangular-shaped module at the back with different specs. On the Redmi 10X 5G, we have the 48MP main lens, an 8MP ultrawide lens and a 5MP macro camera. While on the Redmi 10X Pro 5G, the 8MP ultrawide lens is replaced with an 8MP telephoto lens with OIS and 3x optical zoom.
Inside the Redmi phones is the latest Dimensity 820 chipset from MediaTek. The chip is coupled with a 6GB/8GB RAM on the Redmi 10X 5G and just an 8GB RAM on the Redmi 10X Pro. Storage capacity starts at 64GB and goes up to 256GB. They both run on the famous MIUI 12 based on Android 10 OS.
Battery-wise, both Redmi phones pack the same 4,500 mAh capacity. The Redmi 10X 5G supports 22.5W fast wired charging while the Redmi 10X Pro 5G supports 33W fast wired charging. Other key specs are IP53 rating and 3.5mm headphone jack. The 10X Pro 5G also supports NFC.
All three Redmi phones will be available in White, Pink, Gold and Blue body colours. Official sales begin on June 1. The 10X 5G base model (6/64GB) starts at $224/CNY1,599, making it the most affordable smartphone with 5G support. The 6/128GB goes for $252/CNY1,799, the 8/128GB costs $294/CNY2,099 and the top model – 8/256GB model for $336/CNY2,399.
For the Redmi 10X Pro 5G, official sales begin on June 6. The 8/128GB costs CNY2,229/$322 while 8/256GB memory configuration costs CNY2,599/$364.
The Redmi 10X 4G which isn’t different from the Note 9 as mentioned earlier is already on sale. The 4/128GB model costs $140/CNY999 and the 6/128GB model costs $168/CNY1,199.