Xiaomi sub-brand Redmi launched Redmi 10A and Redmi 10 Power in India as the company’s latest budget device at a launch event on Wednesday. The new Redmi phones were launched as successors of the Redmi 9A and Redmi 9 Power. The smartphones overall look like worthy competitors to the likes of Realme C11 and Samsung Galaxy M02.
So, what do they offer?
To begin with, the Redmi 10 Power features a 6.7-inch IPS LCD display with 400 nits peak brightness and Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
The Redmi 10 Power sports a dual rear camera setup that includes a 50MP main sensor with an f / 1.8 aperture lens and a 2MP vertical sensor with an f / 2.4 aperture lens. The phone has a 5MP selfie camera sensor on the front with an f / 2.0 aperture lens.
The phone is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 680 SoC under the hood, along with Adreno 610 GPU and 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM. The device also has a large 6,000mAh battery and supports 18W fast charging, but it comes with a 10W charger in the box. The smartphone comes with 128 GB of expandable UFS 2.2 built-in memory (up to 512 GB) via a dedicated microSD card slot. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5, GPS / A-GPS, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Onboard sensors include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, and rear-mounted fingerprint sensor for biometric authentication.
The Redmi 10A dual-SIM (Nano) is equipped with a 6.53-inch HD + (720 × 1,600 pixels) IPS display with an aspect ratio of 20: 9 and a waterdrop-style notch. Under the hood, the phone has an octa-core MediaTek Helio G25 SoC and has up to 4GB of RAM. It works on an Android-based MIUI 12.5.
The device sports a single 13-megapixel rear camera with an f / 2.2 aperture and LED flash. As far as cameras go, we will find a 5MP camera sensor at the front, with an f / 2.2 lens, for selfies and video chat.
The Redmi 10A comes with up to 64GB of storage which can be expanded by using a microSD card (up to 512MB) via a dedicated slot.
Device connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth 5, and GPS / A-GPS. This phone also has a Micro-USB port, a fingerprint sensor and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The Redmi 10A packs a 5,000mAh battery and comes bundled with a 10W charger. Overall, it measures 164.9 × 77.07 × 9mm and weighs 194g.
No, let’s move on to pricing. The Redmi 10A price in India is set at 8,499 rupees (roughly around $112, after conversion) for the 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variant, while the 4GB + 64GB option is priced at 9,499 rupees (¬$125). The Redmi 10A will be sold in Charcoal Black, Sea Blue and Slate Gray color options in the country via Amazon, Mi.com, Mi Home stores and Xiaomi’s retail partners from April 26.
The Redmi 10 Power, on the other hand, will come with a price tag of Rs 14,999 (¬$197) for the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant. The phone will be available in Power Black and Sporty Orange color options and will be sold through Mi.com, Mi Home, Amazon and retail partners. However, Redmi has not announced an official sale date for this device yet.