Redmi 10 Confirmed Have MediaTek Helio G88 SoC; Redmi 10 Prime India launch could be underway

Redmi 10 will come with an octa-core MediaTek Helio G88 SoC, Xiaomi confirmed through a teaser released on social media. The chipset was announced last month – along with the Helio G96 – and has a maximum clock rate of 2GHz. The Redmi 10 will likely be the first phone to feature the MediaTek Helio G88. Separately, Xiaomi is working on another model, the Redmi 10 Prime, in addition to the regular Redmi 10. The Redmi 10 Prime could be designed specifically for the Indian market.

Xiaomi’s official Twitter account has confirmed the presence of the MediaTek Helio G88 on Redmi 10. The chipset comes as an update to the Helio G85 that the Taiwanese chipmaker had released last year. The successor includes two ARM Cortex-A75 cores and six Cortex-A55 cores – with a maximum clock speed of 2GHz. There is also support for a 90 Hz display, LPDDR4x RAM up to 8 GB and eMMC 5.1 storage. MediaTek has paired the Helio G88 with an ARM Mali-G52 MC2 GPU that comes with a maximum clock rate of 1GHz.

The presence of the MediaTek Helio G88 SoC was identified along with other details about the Redmi Note 10 in an official blog post Xiaomi published briefly last week. Some recent rumors have also suggested the same chipset in the next Redmi phone.

In addition to the teaser confirming the MediaTek chipset, insider Mukul Sharma posted some screenshots of the GSM Association (GSMA) IMEI database. This suggests that Xiaomi has the Redmi 10 Prime in development alongside the vanilla Redmi 10.

The Redmi 10 Prime that supposedly appeared in the IMEI database has the model number 21061119BI. The last letter of the model number suggests that the phone is an Indian variant, as Xiaomi typically carries its global phone versions with the letter “G” in their model numbers, while China-specific models have the “C” as a suffix to the number.

Xiaomi has yet to officially reveal the exact details about the Redmi 10. It is also unclear whether the Redmi 10 Prime will come bundled with the Redmi 10. However, given the amount of teasers, the company appears to be in plans to expand its Redmi portfolio with new smartphones coming soon.


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