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Redmi 10X and Redmi 10X Pro are the most affordable 5G phones yet powered by MediaTek's new Dimensity 820 SoC

Redmi has unleashed the Redmi 10X and 10X Pro in China
Redmi has unleashed the Redmi 10X and 10X Pro in China (image via GSMArena)
Redmi has unveiled two new affordable 5G-ready smartphones for the Chinese market. Dubbed as the Redmi 10X and 10X Pro, both phones come with a MediaTek Dimensity 820 SoC, a 6.57-inch AMOLED panel, a 4,250mAh battery, and more. The former starts at 599 yuan (~$224) for the entry-level version, while the latter will set you back by 2,299 yuan (~$322.) Both phones will be up for grabs in China next week and should make their way to global markets soon.

Redmi showed off quite a few bells and whistles of the phone, which included its 30X zoom prowess, optical image stabilization, and low-light photography. The company has just unveiled both phones at a launch event in China today.

As foretold by Redmi's marketing material, the Redmi 10X and Redmi 10X Po come with a 6.57-inch FHD+ AMOLED panel clocked at 60Hz. There appear to be no high-refresh-rate shenanigans this time around, unfortunately. The display has a 180Hz touch response rate, though, making it an attractive buy for gamers.

Both phones also mark the debut of MediaTek's Dimensity 820 SoC. The chip managed to snag an impressive score of over 400,000 in AnTuTu, making it a formidable opponent for equally-specced Qualcomm offerings.

Both phones pack a 4,250mAh battery. The Pro variant supports charging speeds up to 33W, while the non-Pro version caps out at 22.5W. Redmi is throwing in a fast-charging brick in the box. Some of the other features include support for dual-5G SIMs, an under-screen fingerprint sensor, an IR blaster, and a 3.5mm audio jack.

The primary differences between the Redmi 10X and Redmi 10X Pro lie in their cameras. The former comes with a triple camera setup consisting of a 48MP primary sensor assisted by an 8MP ultra-wide camera, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 16MP selfie snapper. The Redmi 10X Pro adds an 8MP telephoto lens to that setup and upgrades the selfie camera to 20MP. Oh, and there's NFC support on the Pro model too.

For reasons best known only to Redmi, the company also unveiled a 4G-only variant of the phone called the Redmi 10X 4G. It appears to be a repackaged Redmi Note 9, with its MediaTek Helio G85 SoC, quad-camera setup, and 5,000mAh battery. However, it is significantly cheaper than the Redmi Note 9, starting at 999 yuan ($140.)

The Redmi 10X starts at 1,599 yuan (~$224) base 6GB/64GB version and caps out at 2,399 yuan (~$336) for the specced-out 8GB/256GB variant. The Pro version starts at 2,299 yuan (~$322) for the 8GB/128GB base model and 2,599 yuan (~$364) for the top-end 8GB/256GB variant.

Both phones will be up for grabs in the Chinese market next week. There is no word about their international availability just yet. Still, it shouldn't be long before Redmi releases them in highly competitive markets such as India, before making them available in Europe.

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Anil Satyanarayana, 2020-05-26 (Update: 2020-05-26)