Redmi 10 Prime was released in India on Friday as Xiaomi’s newest model in the Redmi series. The new Redmi phone comes as a significant update over the Redmi 9 Prime that was released in August of last year. It features the perforated screen design, upgraded triple rear camera configuration with a 50 megapixel main sensor and MediaTek Helio G88 SoC. The Redmi 10 Prime also comes with a 90 Hz screen and dual stereo speakers to provide an up-to-date experience over last year’s model. The new smartphone also appears to be a slightly tweaked version of the Redmi 10 that Xiaomi launched globally last month.
Redmi 10 Prime Price in India, Availability Details
The Redmi 10 Prime price in India was set at Rs. 12,499 for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant. The phone also has an option of 6GB RAM + 128GB of storage which is priced at Rs. 14,499. The Redmi 10 Prime will be available in Astral White, Bifrost White and Phantom Black and will go on sale from September 7th at Amazon, Mi.com, Mi Home stores, Mi Studios and major retail stores across the country. The phone comes with up to Rs. Instant discount of 750 for customers who make their purchases using an HDFC Bank card or EMI transactions.
To give some perspective, the Redmi 10 was released globally with a starting price of $179 (about Rs. 13,100) for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant. Xiaomi also brought out last year the Redmi 9 Prime with a starting price of Rs. 9,999 for the 4GB RAM + 64GB base storage option.
Redmi 10 Prime Specifications
The dual-SIM Redmi 10 Prime runs on Android 11 with MIUI 12.5 on top and features a 6.5-inch full-HD+ screen (1,080×2,400 pixels) with a 20:9 aspect ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass protection 3. The display also carries an adaptive 90 Hz refresh rate that matches the content frame to toggle between 45 Hz, 60 Hz and 90 Hz refresh rates. Under the hood, the Redmi 10 Prime has the SoC of octa-core MediaTek Helio G88, along with the ARM Mali-G52 MC2 GPU and up to 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM. RAM expansion up to 2GB is also supported, which basically uses the built-in storage to enhance multitasking.
For stills and videos, the Redmi 10 Prime comes with the triple rear camera configuration that houses the 50 megapixel main sensor, along with an ultra-wide 8 megapixel photographer with f/2.2 lens, 2 megapixel depth sensor and a 2-megapixel macro shooter. The rear camera configuration supports full-HD (1080p) video recording, along with support for HD slow motion (720p) at a frame rate of 120fps.
The Redmi 10 Prime also carries an 8 megapixel selfie camera sensor on the front, with an f/2.0 lens.
In terms of content storage, the Redmi 10 Prime offers up to 128GB of onboard storage that supports microSD card expansion (up to 512GB) via a dedicated slot. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.1, GPS / A-GPS, infrared (IR) blaster, FM radio, USB Type-C and a 3.5mm headset. Onboard sensors include accelerometer, ambient light, magnetometer and proximity sensor. There is also a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.
The Redmi 10 Prime packs a 6,000mAh battery that supports 10W fast charging using the included 22.5W charger and reverse charging up to 9W. The battery is remarkably the only difference on paper between the Redmi 10 Prime and the regular Redmi 10, as the latter has a 5,000 mAh pack.
Furthermore, the Redmi 10 Prime measures 161.95×75.57×9.56mm and weighs 192 grams.
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