After teasing its launch on social media, Xiaomi has officially launched the Redmi Note 10 5G in the Philippines, shaking the market with one of the most affordable 5G-ready devices available. The brand also launched the Redmi Note 10S, a competitively specced mid-range device powered by an Helio G95 SoC.
Redmi Note 10 5G
The Redmi Note 10 5G has a 6.5-inch FHD+ Dot Display with a 90Hz refresh rate and is powered by a 7nm MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC with Dual 5G capability, along with up to 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.2 storage. For optics, there’s a 48MP wide-angle camera and a pair of 2MP sensors for macro and depth. Upfront is an 8MP snapper.
It runs on MIUI 12 on top of Android 11 and packs a 5,000mAh battery with support for 18W fast-charging via a USB-C port.
Redmi Note 10S
Redmi Note 10S sports a 6.43-inch FHD+ AMOLED display and runs on an Helio G95 SoC. It’s got 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.2 storage. For imaging, you get a 64MP wide-angle camera, an 8MP ultra-wide unit, and a couple of 2MP sensors for depth and macro photography.
The phone is IP53 Splash-Proof Tested, runs MIUI 12.5 on top of Android 11, and houses a 5,000mAh battery with support for 33W fast-charging via a USB-C port. It also features a Z-axis linear vibration motor, Dual Speakers, and Hi-Res Audio Certification.
Both devices feature NFC, an IR Blaster, Gorilla Glass 3 at the front, and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
|Note 10 5G||Note 10S|
|Display||6.5″ FHD+ DotDisplay, 90Hz||6.43″ AMOLED DotDisplay|
|Processor||Dimensity 700||Helio G95|
|RAM||4GB/8GB LPDDR4X||8GB LPDDR4X|
|Storage||128GB UFS 2.2||128GB UFS 2.2|
|Rear Camera||48MP Wide-Angle||64MP Wide-Angle|
|2MP Macro||8MP Ultra-Wide|
|2MP Depth||2MP Macro|
|OS||Android 11 + MIUI 12||Android 11 + MIUI 12.5|
Pricing and Availability
Redmi Note 10 5G is priced at PhP9,990 and PhP11,490 for the 4GB+128GB and 8GB+128GB models, respectively. The Redmi Note 10S, on the other hand, comes in only one configuration – 8GB+128GB and is priced at PhP11,990.
Both smartphones will be available on Lazada, Shopee, Authorized Mi Stores, and official retailers starting June 5, 2021. Xiaomi will also offer a one-time free LCD screen replacement for the Redmi Note 10 5G within 6 months upon purchase.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 is also set to be included in Smart’s list of 5G-Certified Devices and will be available soon on Smart Stores, and the Smart Online Store for 999/month under Signature Plan S with minimum cash out. It comes with Unli All-Net Texts and Calls and 5GB of data.
Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.