The Xiaomi Redmi 10 has arrived in Kenya. The device is a 2022 model and has nice perks such as a 6.5″ screen that refreshes at 90 Hz, an MTK Helio G88 chipset, a large 5000 mAh cell, and starting from KES 19500.
The price is an interesting part because it is a couple of hundred shy of what the Redmi Note11S costs. To note, the Note series is a different lineup altogether and has been on sale for a couple of weeks now. We also do not know why Xiaomi chose to name the device ‘Redmi 10’, although that would also mean that we might get a Redmi 11 later on.
That aside, here are the specs for the device:
|Specs||Redmi 10 2022|
|Processor||MediaTek Helio G88|
|Display||6.5″ FHD+ DotDisplay Resolution: 2400×1080 HD+ Refresh Rate: 90Hz AdaptiveSync: 45/60/90Hz Sunlight display, Reading mode 3.0|
|Rear Camera||50MP AI quad rear camera|
50MP main camera – f/1.8
8MP ultra-wide camera – FOV 120°, f/2.2
2MP macro camera – f/2.4
2MP depth camera
|Front Camera||8MP front camera – f/2.0|
|Battery & Charging||5,000mAh (typ) battery|
18W fast charging
9W reverse wired charging
22.5W in-box charger
3.5mm headphone jack
|Security||Side fingerprint sensor|
AI Face Unlock
|System||MIUI 12.5 based on Android 11|
|Color||Carbon Gray and Sea Blue|
|Dimension & Weight||161.95 x 75.53 x 8.92mm, 181g|
The cameras are attractive with one 50 MP sensor, among others.
The cell charges at only 18W, which separates the device from the Note lineup, which usually charge faster.
As usual, the fingerprint is on the power button, and it tends to work very well.
It comes in 3 variants;
4GB + 64GB at Ksh. 19,499/-
4GB + 128GB at Ksh.21,499/-
6GB + 128GB at Ksh. 22,799/-
I am kind of disappointed with RAM options because 4GB is not a good number for a device that costs KES 20K or more. This also means that if you can, just get the 6GB RAM option.
Is this a device you can buy?