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Redmi 10X 5G series launched with 5G support from just 1599 CNY

by Vyncent ChanMay 26, 2020
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The Redmi 10X is now official, with it being launched as what might be the most affordable 5G-capable smartphone to date. The Redmi 10X 5G and Redmi 10X Pro 5G both feature the MediaTek Dimensity 820, which probably helped Redmi keep costs low on the new 5G smartphones.

Interestingly, despite its mid-range ambitions, Xiaomi decided to name it the Redmi 10X 5G instead of making it a member of the Redmi Note family. But by looking at the design, you can clearly see that it will fit right in with the current Redmi Note 9 lineup. But of course the Redmi 10X series are actually quite different under the hood aside from chipset.

Redmi 10X 5G Redmi 10X 5G Pro design

For starters, both the Redmi 10X 5G and 10X Pro 5G tout 6.57″ OLED displays, which are a clear step up from the Redmi Note 9 series’ LCD panels. The battery of the Redmi 10X 5G series is also rather small, coming in at 4520 mAh. The Redmi 10X 5G settles for just 22.5W fast charging, while the Redmi 10X Pro 5G gets faster 33W charging.

The cameras are also quite different between the two, with the Redmi 10X Pro 5G getting an 8MP 3x zoom camera and a 5MP macro camera instead of the Redmi 10X 5G’s 2MP depth sensor and 2MP macro camera. Here’s a breakdown of the specifications:

Redmi 10X 5G Series Specs

Redmi 10X 5G Redmi 10X Pro 5G
Chipset Dimensity 820 5G
CPU: 4 x Cortex-A76 @ 2.6 GHz, 4x Cortex-A55 @ 2 GHz
GPU: Mali-G57MP5
7nm
RAM Up to 8GB LPDDR4x
Storage Up to 256GB UFS 2.1 storage
Display 6.57″ FHD+ OLED display, HDR10+ support
Rear camera 48MP + 8MP ultra-wide + 2MP depth sensor 48MP + 8MP ultra-wide + 8MP 3x zoom + 5MP macro
Selfie camera 16MP 20MP
Battery 4520 mAh
22.5W fast charging
4520 mAh
33W fast charging
Price 6GB + 64GB: 1599 CNY (~RM978)
6GB + 128GB: 1799 CNY (~RM1100)
8GB + 128GB: 2099 CNY (~RM1284)
8GB + 256GB: 2399 CNY (~RM1467)
8GB + 128GB: 2299 CNY (~RM1406)
8GB + 256GB: 2599 CNY (~RM1590)

Redmi Note 9 colors

The Redmi 10X Pro 5G also sports NFC, with the Redmi 10X 5G does without it. In addition to the Redmi 10X 5G duo, there’s also a Redmi 10X 4G, which appears to be a rebrand of the Redmi Note 9 introduced globally. Prices start from 999 CNY (~RM611) for the 4GB + 128GB variant.

Redmi 10X 5G Redmi 10X 5G Pro colors

Would affordable mid-range 5G smartphones entice you to pick one up, or would you rather wait until flagship 5G smartphones become more accessible? Let us know in the comments!

Pokdepinion: Affordable options like these are exactly what we need to really ensure that everyone gets to use 5G!

About The Author
Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.