The launch of the Redmi 10 Prime in India is set for September 3, teased Xiaomi on Monday. The Chinese company also unveiled some of the key features of its new phone via a dedicated microsite. If we look at some of the previous reports, the Redmi 10 Prime might just be a reworked version of the Redmi 10 that Xiaomi released last week. The smartphone is designed to feature a perforated screen with an adaptive refresh rate and a new MediaTek Helio SoC.
Xiaomi changed her username. Redmi India Account on Twitter for 10 distinct primes to suggest the arrival of the Redmi 10 Prime. Twitter account too posted a Monday tweet that links to a microsite that has a timer to suggest that the Redmi 10 Prime launch would take place at 12:00 noon on September 3rd.
The microsite also features some of the Redmi 10 Prime’s key features, including its perforation design, adaptive refresh rate, and dual microphones.
Last week, the Redmi 10 Prime was seen on the website of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (Bluetooth SIG) with a model number 21061119BI. The ‘I’ at the end suggested that the model could be made specifically for the Indian market. However, the rest of the model number was identical to the Redmi 10. This suggested that the Redmi 10 Prime could be a renamed Redmi 10.
Redmi 10 Prime Price in India (expected)
The price of the Redmi 10 Prime in India has yet to be revealed. However, it is likely to be in line with the overall price of the Redmi 10, which reached $179 (about Rs. 13,300) for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant. The phone also has an option of 4GB RAM + 128GB of storage for $199 (about Rs. 14,800) and the top-of-the-line model of 6GB of RAM + 128GB of storage for $219 (about $219) Rs. 16,600).
Redmi 10 Prime Specifications (expected)
If we consider speculation that it is a rebranded Redmi 10, the Redmi 10 Prime could come with the same specification list that Xiaomi announced last week. It can include a 6.5-inch full-HD+ AdaptiveSync screen (1,080×2,400 pixels) with a refresh rate of up to 90Hz, MediaTek Helio G88 SoC octa-core and up to 6GB of RAM. The smartphone can also carry a quad rear camera configuration with a 50 megapixel primary sensor and an 8 megapixel ultra-wide shooter. It can also include an 8 megapixel selfie camera sensor on the front.
The Redmi 10 Prime can also have up to 128GB of onboard storage and a 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging. The phone can also support 9W wired reverse charging.
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