The Redmi A series by Xiaomi has been around for an extended period. The Redmi 6A, for instance, which was released a couple of years ago, was one of the leading budget phones and was sold well across the country. The Redmi 9A was also well received and brought nice features such as a big battery and more than average camera performance (for the price), which is why we recommended it over the rest of the competition for between KES 10-12K.
Today, Xiaomi has revealed the Redmi 10A, which, as said, is the cheapest way you can enter the Xiaomi ecosystem.
Among its key highlights in terms of specs are a 6.53” screen, dual snappers at 13 MP and 2 MP, a large 5000 mAh cell with 10W charging (we can’t call that fast, as much as Xiaomi wants us to, but we will let it slide because this is a budget smartphone), and an MTK Helio G25 chip.
The phone will ship in three variants, which will also cost as follows:
2GB + 32GB at KES 12,899
3GB + 64GBS at KES 14,499
4GB + 128GB at KES 16,499
Based on the prices, it can be seen that the devices have received a price bump to near KES 13K for the cheapest model. This is higher than the said 6A that was selling for around KES 8K, but that was almost four years ago.
Storage can be supplemented using a microSD card.
From the software point of view, the Redmi 10 runs Android 11 and MIUI 12.5. These are not the latest versions of the two software, and it is kind of sad that the majority of Xiaomi phones selling in the Kenyan market, even the recently launched Redmi Note 11 series have Android 11 in a world where other manufacturers are developing Android 13 for their phones.
You can buy the devices starting today from your nearest shop, or via online platforms such as Jumia.