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A possible Redmi Note 10 (4G) appears on Geekbench with an aging low-tier chipset

More possible next-gen Redmi Note details emerge. (Source: Xiaomi)
More possible next-gen Redmi Note details emerge. (Source: Xiaomi)
A new leak points to an upcoming Xiaomi phone with what is most likely the Snapdragon 662 processor. It is thought to be the Redmi Note 10 - the 4G/LTE version, that is. Meanwhile, it is rumored to get 5G variants with much newer SoCs and possibly higher-end specs.

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The Redmi Note 10 series is now suspected to gain speed toward a launch at present. The latest report on this subject alleges that a new Xiaomi device found on Geekbench is a 4G/LTE-only variant of the imminent series. However, should this be the case, it will not get much of a processor upgrade compared to its rumored predecessor.

The phone in question is the Xiaomi M2010J19SI, which has been detected as running Android 10 on Geekbench 5. It has a motherboard code-named lime, and an octa-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz. The blog MySmartPrice claims to have gotten into the associated source-code and found that this otherwise unnamed SoC's GPU is the Adreno 610.

Accordingly, its specs match up to either the Snapdragon 636 - or, more likely, 662. This underwhelmingly low-end chipset is in fact about the same age as the MediaTek Helio G85 found in the Redmi Note 9, although it has shown itself to be a little superior to this 2019 silicon in testing (although the G85's Mali-G52 MP2 GPU might be better).

Therefore, should this really be the Redmi Note 10, it is shaping up to be an extremely budget-level offering in late 2020 or early 2021. Then again, it has 6GB of RAM, which is an encouraging sign of where budget phones are heading in the near future.

On this subject, the putative 4G/LTE model is rumored to get 2 bigger 5G siblings on its launch. Two phones currently slated to launch in China as the 5G versions of the Note 9 and 9 Pro are also now rumored to rebrand as Note 10 variants in the rest of the world.

The phones are thought to bring relatively premium specs such as new Snapdragon and Dimensity platforms, 108MP main cameras and variable up-to-120Hz refresh rate displays with them on their own debut; perhaps Xiaomi will sweeten the possble 4G-variant pot with them as well.

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The "Redmi Note 10 (4G)" on Geekbench 5... (Source: Geekbench via MySmartPrice)
The "Redmi Note 10 (4G)" on Geekbench 5... (Source: Geekbench via MySmartPrice)
...with the alleged code tear-down pointing to its GPU. (Source: Geekbench via MySmartPrice)
...with the alleged code tear-down pointing to its GPU. (Source: Geekbench via MySmartPrice)

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-11-12 (Update: 2020-11-12)