Redmi 10 or Redmi Note 10: Snapdragon 662-sporting Xiaomi smartphone revealed on TENAA packs a jumbo 5,900-mAh battery
There’s no doubt Xiaomi, and in turn Redmi, is busy preparing for a bumper few months. The Chinese OEM seems determined to saturate every nook and cranny of the smartphone sector, and it now seems there is yet another Redmi-branded smartphone in the works. While initial reports concluded that model M2010J19SC was probably going to be a Redmi Note 10 4G device, there is some evidence that points more toward a Redmi 10 nomenclature or even a completely different series branding for this mystery phone.
While the images of the Redmi smartphone on TENAA reveal details such as the design language, rear camera setup, colorway (blue in this instance), and centered punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera, numerous other leaks have set up the purported specs for this device. A Geekbench listing we reported about gave the idea that a Snapdragon 662 SoC was involved – would Xiaomi really fit a new Redmi Note 10 device with this somewhat venerable processor? It seems unlikely, especially when you consider that 2019’s Redmi Note 8 came with a Snapdragon 665. So this could be the mainstream successor to the very affordable Redmi 9: The Redmi 10.
Presuming this is a Redmi 10 on show here, the rest of the rumored specs line up nicely for an expected improvement over the Redmi 9. A 6.53-inch LED FHD+ screen (1080x2340) will be joined by 4/6/8 GB RAM and 64/128/256 GB storage. The quad-cam setup consists of 48 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP sensors and the selfie camera is an 8 MP shooter. As for battery power and charging, the potential Redmi 10 has a massive 5,900-mAh battery to fall back on and can utilize 22.5 W fast charging.
If this is a Redmi 10, and it is priced at a similar point as the Redmi 9 is (SKUs can currently be purchased from £139/€149), then it will be an absolute budget champion considering what Xiaomi has supposedly packed into it. However, if this ends up being a slightly pricier Redmi Note 10, then it seems likely there will be a muted response from many of the smartphone-buying public looking for much more bang for their hard-earned buck.