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Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 series comes to Singapore (updated)

By Liu Hongzuo - on 10 Apr 2021, 10:48am

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 series comes to Singapore (updated)

Note: This article was first published on 4 Mar 2021.

18 March 2021 update: Xiaomi changed the Redmi Note 10 Pro's official retail date. See below for more information.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro.

Xiaomi announced their updated entry-level smartphones this evening via an online conference. The brand introduced the Redmi Note 10 series, which consists of four models: the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10, Redmi Note 10S, Redmi Note 10 5G, and the Redmi Note 10 Pro.

Here's a handy little table so you can quickly identify which phone is a better fit for your needs, but bear in mind that Singapore will only get the Redmi Note 10 and Redmi Note 10 Pro officially (first two phones in the table).

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 series
  Redmi Note 10 Redmi Note 10 Pro Redmi Note 10S Redmi Note 10 5G
Display 6.43-inch DotDisplay, AMOLED, FHD+ 6.67-inch DotDisplay, AMOLED, FHD+, 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate 6.43-inch DotDisplay, AMOLED 6.5-inch DotDisplay, 90Hz refresh rate
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 678 Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G MediaTek Helio G95 MediaTek Dimensity 700
Rear Camera
  • 48MP main
  • 8MP ultra-wide
  • 2MP macro
  • 2MP depth sensor
  • 108MP main
  • 8MP ultra-wide
  • 5MP telemacro
  • 2MP depth sensor
  • 64MP main
  • 8MP ultra-wide
  • 2MP macro
  • 2MP depth sensor
  • 48MP main
  • 2MP macro
  • 2MP depth sensor
Front Camera 13MP 16MP 13MP 8MP
RAM+Storage variants
  • LPDDR4X
  • UFS 2.2
  •  
  • 4GB+64GB
  • 4GB+128GB
  • 6GB+128GB
  • LPDDR4X
  • UFS 2.2
  •  
  • 6GB+64GB
  • 6GB+128GB
  • 8GB_128GB
  • LPDDR4X
  • UFS 2.2
  •  
  • 6GB+64GB
  • 6GB+128GB
  • 8GB+128GB
  • LPDDR4X
  • UFS 2.2
  •  
  • 4GB+64GB
  • 4GB+128GB
  • 6GB+128GB
Audio Dual speakers, 3.5mm audio jack, Hi-Res Audio certified Dual speakers, 3.5mm audio jack, Hi-Res Audio certified Dual speakers, 3.5mm audio jack, Hi-Res Audio certified 3.5mm audio jack, Hi-Res Audio certified
Fingerprint Sensor Arc side Arc side Arc side Side-mounted
Battery and charging
  • 5,000mAh
  • 33W wired fast-charging
  • 5,020mAh
  • 33W wired fast-charging
  • 5,000mAh
  • 33W wired fast-charging
  • 5,000mAh
  • 18W wired fast-charging
Connectivity
  • 4G
  • Dual SIM
  • IR Blaster
  • Type-C port
  • 4G
  • Dual SIM
  • IR Blaster
  • Type-C port
  • NFC
  • 4G
  • Dual SIM
  • IR Blaster
  • Type-C port
  • NFC
  • 5G
  • Dual SIM
  • IR Blaster
  • Type-C port
  • NFC
Dimensions (in mm) 160.46 x 74.5 x 8.29mm 164 x 76.5 x 8.1mm 160.46 x 74.5 x 8.29mm 161.81 x 75.34 x 8.92mm
Weight 178.8g 193g 178.8g 190g
Colours
  • Onyx Grey
  • Pebble White
  • Lake Green
  • Onyx Grey
  • Glacier Blue
  • Gradient Bronze
  • Onyx Grey
  • Pebble White
  • Ocean Blue
  • Graphite Grey
  • Chrome Silver
  • Nighttime Blue
  • Aurora Green

 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10.

As the Goldilocks model of the series, the Redmi Note 10 represents the ideal mobile experience Xiaomi hopes to bring to the masses. 

The phone has a 6.43-inch AMOLED DotDisplay. The display offers FHD+ resolution, with 20:9 aspect ratio, and dual speakers. Inside is an entry-level Qualcomm Snapdragon 678 chipset (a 2021 release, without the performance of a Snapdragon 888).

It also packs a quad rear camera configuration led by a 48MP main lens, alongside an 8MP ultra-wide, 2MP macro, and 2MP depth sensor. Together with a built-in Night Mode (improved) and time-lapse features, the phone covers just about every common shooting scenario, save for optical telephoto imaging.

As an everyday driver, the phone comes with IP53 water resistance.

Other important numbers include its battery capacity (5,000mAh) and fast-charging capabilities (33W). Notably, it lacks NFC, so it's ideal if you're not into cashless payments beyond personal transfers or QR codes. 

 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro.

As the name implies, the Redmi Note 10 Pro offers everything that the regular version above already has, but more.

For starters, it has a bigger display at 6.67-inch at the same resolution and aspect ratio but it also packs in 120Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate. Put together, the Pro variant would be palatable to both gamers and video-watchers.

Instead of Corning Gorilla Glass 3, the Pro variant uses Gorilla Glass 5 on the front. It's expectedly IP53 water-resistant, too.

Even the chipset comes with a slight upgrade. The Redmi Note 10 Pro's Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G mobile platform is just half a step away from the chipset brand's mid-range offering, but it's still a more powerful variant next to the SD678 on the regular model.

The quad rear cameras are slightly more capable too. The main lens is a 108MP shooter instead, with 9-in-1 pixel-binning (likely a Samsung ISOCELL HM2 sensor since the sensor size and capabilities tally). There's also an 8MP ultra-wide camera, a 5MP telemacro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor. Unlike the regular variant, the Redmi Note 10 Pro has telephoto shooting covered under its telemacro lens.

The 108MP shooter isn't just there for show - the choice of sensor allows Xiaomi to offer dual-native ISO, high dynamic range, and Night Mode 2.0 powered by RAW multi-frame algorithm for low-light use. Time-lapse video recording is available in Pro and Telemacro modes. Photo-taking frills include Photo Clones, Video Clones, Dual Video, and Long Exposure.

While the 33W fast-charging remains the same, the Redmi Note 10 Pro has a slightly bigger battery at 5,020mAh. Another feature is NFC, which the regular version doesn't have.

Both Redmi Note 10 and Redmi Note 10 Pro use a USB Type-C port, are 4G/LTE devices, and have its iconic multi-purpose IR blaster. Both also have dual speakers and a 3.5mm audio port to cover your listening needs.

 

Singapore pricing and availability

Redmi Note 10 comes in 6GB RAM+128GB storage at S$269, and 4GB RAM+64GB storage at S$249. They can be found at Lazada, Authorised Mi Stores, and other official Xiaomi retailers in Singapore. Users have a choice between Onyx Gray, Pebble White, and Lake Green. Sales begin on 8 March 2021.

Redmi Note 10 Pro comes in 8GB RAM+128GB storage at S$399 and 6GB+128GB storage at S$369. They are similarly found at Lazada, Authorised Mi Stores, and other official Xiaomi retailers in Singapore. Available colours are Onyx Gray, Glacier blue, and Gradient Bronze. Sales begin on 20 March 2021.

18 March 2021 update: The Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro has a new, later retail date of 3 April 2021. Xiaomi did not provide a comment when asked about the delay. 

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