While POCO made a big disruption to the mid-range market with the POCO X3 NFC, there’s no denying that Redmi is going to make a comeback with its Redmi Note series. As of this writing, it is a little over 7 months since the Redmi Note 9 series was introduced in India, and the brand is set to launch the Redmi Note 10 series in the coming months.
There has been much talk about the Redmi Note 10 series recently, and there’s enough information that gives us an idea of what to expect. Here’s what we know so far:
- Both will be 5G-ready. Just as the China-only Redmi 10X series is 5G ready, the Redmi Note 10 series will come with 5G as well. Digital Chat Station said that the Redmi Note 10 will have a Dimensity 720 processor, while the Redmi Note 10 Pro will go for a Snapdragon 750G processor.
- The cheapest phone with a 108-megapixel camera? While the Redmi Note 10 will retain its 48-megapixel main rear camera, Digital Chat station said that the Pro model might get a 108-megapixel camera, possibly making it the most affordable phone with such a sensor. If that’s not enough, Digital Chat Station even hinted at a telephoto macro camera on the Redmi Note 10 Pro.
- Punch hole displays will remain. Don’t expect under-display cameras on the Redmi Note 10 series. Since the said tech is still expensive, both the Redmi Note 10 and Note 10 Pro will still settle for a punch-hole camera and an IPS LCD.
- Smaller batteries to boot? While the Redmi Note 10 is said to retain 33w wired charging, the battery capacity might be slightly smaller at 4800mAh—and that’s partly due to the space needed for the 5G modem.
- They might look familiar. If the alleged render of the Redmi Note 10 is real, then the Redmi Note 10 series might look like the Mi 10T Lite, except that it will settle for a triple rear camera setup. There’s no render yet for the Redmi Note 10 Pro, but we’re guessing that it might look similar to the POCO X3 NFC.