- The Redmi 10X 4G is expected to launch soon.
- The phone is expected to use the MediaTek Helio G85 chipset.
- Redmi 10X could come to India as either a Redmi device or a Poco device.
Earlier this year, Xiaomi debuted the Redmi Note 9 Pro series and immediately, there were queries on what happened to the standard Redmi Note 9. While Xiaomi is yet to answer the question, it seems that it has worked on a solution that could be replacing the Redmi Note 9 this year. Meet the Redmi 10X 4G that seems like a viable rival to the Realme 6. It could end up being the first smartphone to use MediaTek's Helio G85 chipset.
The Redmi 10X has just been spotted on China's TENAA certification and, luckily for us, it reveals a lot about the phone, including all the key specifications. We will discuss the specifications in detail but in brief, all you need to know about it is that it may replace the Redmi Note 9 this year and come in as the most powerful version of the Redmi 10 series. Redmi seems to have nailed almost all of the essential features.
Starting with the display, the Redmi 10X comes with a 6.5-inch IPS LCD display that has narrow bezels all around. There's a small punch-hole cutout for the front camera that sits in the corner, unlike the Redmi Note 9 Pro. The chin is also substantially thin, especially for a budget phone. The details suggest that the phone weighs almost 205 grams.
At the back, the phone looks strikingly similar to the Redmi Note 9 Pro, carrying the same signature square camera design. The main camera even has a 48-megapixel sensor that's joined along with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera, a 2-megapixel depth camera and possibly a 2-megapixel macro camera. The extended black patch under the camera hump conceals a capacitive fingerprint sensor.
Inside, the Redmi 10X uses a MediaTek Helio G85 chipset that comes with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. The certification list mentions the presence of MIUI 11, which is weird considering that Xiaomi is preparing the release of MIUI 12 on April 27 in China. The phone is also listed with a 5020mAh battery, which is paired with a 22.5W fast charging system. There's also a microSD card to expand the storage.
Given that this is a 4G handset, this will come to India. What remains to be seen is whether Xiaomi brings this as Redmi 10X, or the Redmi Note 9, or lends it to Poco as one of its most affordable smartphones (there are rumours of a cheaper Poco device). All we can do is wait and watch.