Xiaomi Redmi 10A launches with a sprinkling of the Redmi 9A for CNY 649 (~US$102)
Xiaomi has announced the Redmi 10A, a handset that has leaked several times since November 2021. As its name suggests, the Redmi 10A is a budget smartphone that starts at CNY 649 (~US$102). Additionally, the 164.9 x 77.0 x 9.0 mm device comes with a 1,600 x 720-pixel display that measures 6.53-inches across. According to Xiaomi, the 20:9 display also has a 1,500:1 contrast ratio and offers 400 nits of peak brightness.
Meanwhile, a MediaTek Helio G25 powers the Redmi 10A, an octa-core chipset based on a 12 nm process. For context, Xiaomi uses the Helio G25 in the Redmi 9A and the Redmi 9AT, among other devices. Similarly, Motorola paired the Moto E7 Power and Moto G Pure with the same chipset. Incidentally, the Redmi 10A has a 5,000 mAh battery like many Xiaomi smartphones.
For some reason, Xiaomi includes a micro USB port, not the newer and more versatile USB Type-C. Also, the Redmi 10A relies on MIUI 12.5 and has simple cameras; a 13 MP primary sensor and a 5 MP front-facing camera. The Redmi 10A will launch in three colours too, as Xiaomi's marketing images show. Xiaomi has not confirmed whether it will release the Redmi 10A outside China, but it will sell the handset with the following memory configurations in its home market:
- 4 GB of RAM/64 GB of storage - CNY 649 (~US$102)
- 4 GB of RAM/128 GB of storage - CNY 799 (~US$125)
- 6 GB of RAM/128 GB of storage - CNY 899 (~US$141)