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Redmi 10 Prime to launch in India next month: A tweaked Redmi 10?

Should we expect more base RAM and storage as well as a water-repellent design?

Published onAugust 24, 2021

  • The Redmi 10 Prime is coming to India on September 3.
  • This is likely the Redmi 10 with a few minor tweaks.

Xiaomi officially revealed the Redmi 10 last week (seen above), and it seems like a good budget proposition on paper for under $200. The company didn’t reveal Indian launch details at the time, but it’s now confirmed a launch date for the so-called Redmi 10 Prime.

The company revealed a September 3 launch date at midday IST (2:30 AM ET), adding that the new phone will offer “blockbuster performance.” Check out the invite image below.

Redmi 10 Prime India launch
Supplied by Redmi India

We’re expecting the Redmi 10 Prime to be a Redmi 10 variant, presumably offering more storage and/or RAM, for one. Lending credence to this belief is the fact that the Redmi 10 and Redmi 10 Prime share the same Bluetooth SIG listing and a very similar model number.

We also saw the Redmi 9 Prime released in India last year, differing from the global Redmi 9 by offering more RAM and storage in the base model as well as a water-repellent coating.

Otherwise, the Redmi 10 brings a Helio G88 SoC, a 5,000mAh battery with 18W charging, and a 6.5-inch 90Hz LCD screen. Redmi’s device also serves up a 50MP quad rear camera system, although this 50MP sensor is a more budget-focused part than other 50MP sensors on the market.

There’s no word on the Redmi 10 Prime price just yet, but the Redmi 9 Prime retailed for Rs 9,999 (~$135). So it stands to reason that we’d see a similar price tag for the new device.

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