Redmi Note 10 Lite appeared on the GSM Association’s IMEI database on Tuesday, according to an insider. The new development comes just a day after the Redmi phone was located in a MIUI code. Speculated to be a rebranded version of the Redmi Note 9 Pro that Xiaomi released last year, Redmi Note 10 Lite may be aimed specifically at India. The phone could stand next to the existing Redmi Note 10, Redmi Note 10 Pro, Redmi Note 10 Pro Max, Redmi Note 10S and Redmi Note 10T 5G.
Tipster Mukul Sharma identified Redmi Note 10 Lite in the IMEI database and shared a screenshot on Twitter. The screenshot indicates that while the database does not explicitly mention the device name, it does contain the model number 2109106A1I, which is believed to be associated with the Redmi Note 10 Lite.
The model number includes the letter ‘I’ to suggest India as the target market for the phone. This suggests that the Redmi Note 10 Lite would soon enter the Indian market.
Earlier this week, the existence of the Redmi Note 10 Lite was hinted at by insider Kacper Skrzypek. He found some strings in the MIUI code that indicated the Redmi Note 10 Lite name and its model number. The insider also noticed that the code included “curtana” as a code name for the Redmi Note 10 Lite. However, the same codename was previously given to Redmi Note 9S, which initially arrived in India as Redmi Note 9 Pro.
Redmi Note 10 Lite’s identical codename suggested that it might just be a reworked version of the Redmi Note 9 Pro. However, it is not known at this time whether Xiaomi would include any tweaking on the Redmi Note 10 Lite to make it a slightly different model from last year’s version.
Gadgets 360 was not able to independently verify references on Redmi Note 10 Lite. The details reported should be considered with a pinch of salt.
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