Redmi Note 10 series launched in India: 7 things you should know

Redmi Note 10 Pro and Redmi Note 10 Pro Max are the first mobile phones in the Redmi Note-series lineup to come with 120Hz displays.

Highlights

  • Redmi Note 10 series is the successor to last year’s Redmi Note 9 lineup
  • The newly-launched handsets come with a refreshed design and several improvements under the hood
  • The Redmi Note 10 Pro Max is the most affordable 108MP camera phone in India yet

The Redmi Note 10 series has officially been launched in India as the successor to last year’s Redmi Note 9 lineup. The new series comprises three smartphones, namely Redmi Note 10Redmi Note 10 Pro, and Redmi Note 10 Pro Max. The handsets come with a refreshed design and several improvements under the hood. The Redmi Note 10 Pro and Note 10 Pro Max specifications include a 120Hz refresh rate screen, which is the first in the company’s Note-series lineup. Additionally, the top-end Note 10 Pro Max is now the most affordable 108MP camera phone in India yet. The regular Redmi Note 10 specs are headlined by a 48MP Sony IMX582 sensor, Snapdragon chipset, AMOLED panel, and more. Here’s everything you need to know about the handsets, including the Redmi Note 10 series price in India, sale dates, and competitors.

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1. Redmi Note 10 series price in India

Models

India Price

Redmi Note 10 (4GB+64GB) 

Rs 11,999

Redmi Note 10 (6GB+128GB)

Rs 13,999

Redmi Note 10 Pro (6GB+64GB)

Rs 15,999

Redmi Note 10 Pro (6GB+128GB)

Rs 16,999

Redmi Note 10 Pro (8GB+128GB)

Rs 18,999

Redmi Note 10 Pro Max (6GB+64GB)

Rs 18,999

Redmi Note 10 Pro Max (6GB+128GB)

Rs 19,999

Redmi Note 10 Pro Max (8GB+128GB)

Rs 21,999

2. Redmi Note 10 series sale dates

The first sale of the Redmi Note 10 is scheduled in India on March 16th, while the Redmi Note 10 Pro and Note 10 Pro Max will go on sale from March 17th and March 18th onwards, respectively. The smartphones will be up for grabs via Amazon India, Mi.com, and offline retail stores across the country. The Redmi Note 10 Pro models come in Vintage Bronze, Glacial Blue, and Dark Night colours, while the Redmi Note 10 will go on sale in Aqua Green, Shadow Black, and Frost White colour options. 

3. Redmi Note 10 series competitors

The Redmi Note 10 series faces competition from a bunch of smartphones in India. Here’s a look at some of them

Redmi Note 10 — Moto G9 Power, POCO M3, Realme 7i

  • Moto G9 Power – The handset is priced in India at Rs 11,999. Key Moto G9 Power specs include 64MP triple cameras, 6.8-inch HD+ display, 6,000mAh battery, and Snapdragon 662 SoC.
  • POCO M3 – This smartphone from Xiaomi sub-brand POCO is another device the Redmi Note 10 competes against. The POCO M3 specifications are headlined by a 6.5-inch FHD+ display, 6,000mAh battery, and 48MP triple rear cameras. The handset is selling in India starting at Rs 10,999.
  • Realme 7i – The smartphone rocks a 90Hz refresh rate display, 64MP quad rear cameras, 5,000mAh battery, and the same Snapdragon 662 SoC as the POCO M3 and G9 Power. The Realme 7i is priced in India at Rs 11,499.

Redmi Note 10 Pro – Narzo 30 Pro 5G, POCO X3, Samsung Galaxy F42

  • Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G – The handset can give Redmi Note 10 Pro a run for its money. The Realme Narzo 30 Pro is future-ready with 5G-capable MediaTek Dimensity 800U SoC. The phone’s specs also include a 120Hz refresh rate display of LCD variety, 48MP triple rear cameras, and a 5,000mAh battery. Realme Narzo 30 pro is selling in India at Rs 16,999.
  • POCO X3 – The handset has a few things in common with Redmi Note 10 Pro. Both phones offer Snapdragon 732G SoC, 120Hz refresh rate display, and 64MP quad cameras. That said, the POCO X3 employs an LCD panel instead of AMOLED, 6,000mAh battery, and 20MP selfie shooter. The POCO mobile phone price in India starts at Rs 16,999.
  • Samsung Galaxy F42 – The Samsung mobile phone tops the Redmi Note 10 Pro in the battery department. The handset sports a beefy 6,000mAh battery. Other specs of the Samsung Galaxy F42 are as follows: 64MP triple rear cameras, Exynos 9611 SoC, and 6.4-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-U display. The phone is currently retailing in India at Rs 16,499.

Redmi Note 10 Pro Max — Mi 10i, Moto G 5G, Realme X7 5G

  • Mi 10i – The first competitor to Redmi Note 10 Pro Max is Xiaomi’s own Mi 10i. The latter also touts a 120Hz refresh rate display (LCD though), 108MP quad rear cameras, and a 33W fast charging solution. The Mi 10i, however, is powered by Snapdragon 750G SoC and costs slightly north of 20,000 in India.
  • Moto G 5G – The handset, priced at Rs 20,999, is a bit more expensive than the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max, but you get a slightly powerful, 5G-capable Snapdragon 750G SoC. Other specifications of Moto G 5G include an IP52 rating for dust protection, a 6.7-inch Max Vision LTPS FHD+ display with a standard 60Hz refresh rate, 5,000mAh battery, and 48MP triple rear cameras. 
  • Realme X7 5G – The handset has a slightly powerful 7nm MediaTek Dimensity 800U SoC, and a faster 50W fast charging solution compared to the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max. Apart from that, the Realme X7 offers a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED FHD+ display with a standard 60Hz refresh rate, 64MP triple rear cameras, a 16MP front-facing camera, and a 4,310mAh battery. The Realme X7 5G price in India is set at Rs 19,999.

4. Redmi Note 10 series: 120Hz display, at last!

Redmi Note 10 Pro and Redmi Note 10 Pro Max both ship with a 6.67-inch Super AMOLED FHD+ punch-hole display and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 atop. The screen supports a 120Hz refresh rate, 1200 nits brightness, 100 percent DCI-P3 colour gamut, HDR 10, and TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light certification. 

Redmi Note 10 series launched in India

The Redmi Note 10 also touts punch-hole display, but it’s slightly smaller than its elder siblings and lacks a few features like 120Hz refresh rate. The handset packs a 6.43-inch FHD+ AMOLED panel with a standard 60Hz refresh rate, 1100 nits brightness, and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 layer atop.

5. Redmi Note 10 Pro Max – the cheapest 108MP camera phone

In the camera department, the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max sports quad rear cameras with 108MP snapper. The snapper is Samsung’s latest ISOCELL HM2 sensor that comes with 9-in-1 pixel binning and 1/1.52″ large sensor size for impressive shots in low light conditions. Additionally, the snapper on the Note 10 Pro Max will get help from a 5MP Super-macro sensor with 2x zoom, an 8MP 118-degree wide-angle sensor, and a 2MP depth sensor for portrait shots. 

Redmi Note 10 Pro Max

The Redmi Note 10 Pro has a similar quad-camera setup but with a slightly smaller 64MP Samsung ISOCELL GW3 primary sensor instead of a 108MP sensor. The sensor features Tetracell, Smart-ISO technologies and gyro-based (EIS). It also supports video recording at up to 4K resolution at 60 frames-per-second (fps). For selfies and video calling, both Redmi Note 10 Pro and Note 10 Pro Max sport a 16MP snapper up front.

The standard Redmi Note 10 packs a 48MP Sony IMX582 sensor + 8MP wide-angle sensor + 2MP macro + 2MP depth sensor in the quad camera setup at the back. Up front, it employs a 13MP snapper for selfies and video chats. The cameras on the Redmi Note 10-series phones are backed by Night Mode 2.0, Vlog Mode, Magic Clone Mode, Long Exposure Mode, Video Pro Mode, Dual Video, and Night Mode Selfie, among other features.

6. Redmi Note 10 Pro and Max have gaming-focused chipset

All three Redmi Note 10 series phones are powered by Snapdragon chipsets and sport a dual-layer graphite sheet at the back. The graphite sheet is said to keep the thermals under check and make it easier for users to hold smartphones even during extreme performance.

That said, the Redmi Note 10 Pro and Redmi Note 10 Pro Max both rock Snapdragon 732G SoC, which made its debut last year in India with POCO X3 (review) mobile phone. The Snapdragon 732G is a gaming-focused chipset for mid-range phones. The chipset’s specs are as follows: 8nm process technology, up to 2.3Ghz 8x Kyro 470 cores, Qualcomm Spectra 350 ISP, Adreno 618 GPU, and 4G connectivity. The SoC is paired with up to 8GB LPDDR4X RAM + 128GB UFS 2.2 storage onboard, which is further expandable using a microSD card, on both Redmi Note 10 Pro models.

Redmi Note 10 Pro

The regular Redmi Note 10 is powered by a slightly downgraded Snapdragon 678 SoC. The new 600-series chipset from Qualcomm comes with an 11nm process technology, up to 2.2GHz 8x Kyro 460 cores, Spectra 250L ISP, and Adreno 612 GPU. This is paired with up to 6GB LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB UFS 2.2 user-expandable storage.

7. Redmi Note 10 series: latest software, beefy battery, and more

Software-wise, the Redmi Note 10 series comes pre-loaded with the latest Android 11-based MIUI 12. The Pros pack a 5,020mAh battery, where the Redmi Note 10 comes with a 5,000mAh battery. All three phones support 33W fast charging solution. In terms of connectivity, the Redmi Note 10 series features Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.0, 4G LTE, dual SIM support, Type-C port, IR blaster, and more. For security, there is a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.