As we wait for Xiaomi to unveil the Redmi Note 10 in India on March 4, photos of the actual phone and some key specs were revealed ahead of its much-awaited launch.
Comparing it to the Redmi Note 9, you are getting a smaller 6.43-inch display but using a better AMOLED panel instead. You are also getting a centrally-placed punch hole which makes the Redmi Note 10 more modern-looking than its predecessor. There will also be dual speakers, which indicate that the Redmi Note 10 aims to be a great budget entertainment device that is a notch higher than the Redmi 9T.
For the processing package, the Redmi Note 10 is getting a Snapdragon 678 processor, which is an incremental upgrade to the Snapdragon 675 that came out in 2018–the only key differences being the higher-clocked Cortex-A76 cores running at 2.2Ghz and an improved Adreno 612 GPU.
The battery is roughly the same with its predecessor at 5000mAh, though you are getting faster charging speeds at 33w–which is slowly becoming the norm for mid-range Xiaomi phones nowadays. For the rear cameras, it is expected to use the same setup found on the Redmi Note 9: 48-megapixel main camera, 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, and a pair of 2-megapixel cameras–one for depth sensing, and another for macro shots. For software, it is expected to run Android 11-based MIUI 12.5.
Another leaked photo of the box reveals that the Redmi Note 10 will be priced at Rs 15999 for the 6GB/64GB model, or roughly around Php 10.6k when converted. While that is more expensive than the top-end variant of the Redmi Note 9 at launch, you are getting a better AMOLED display, stereo speakers, and 33w wired charging. We are reserving our judgment on the performance of the Snapdragon 678, but given our past reviews of Snapdragon 675-powered phones like the vivo V15 Pro, expect the Snapdragon 678 to be a good performer.