Redmi 10 will come with an octa-core MediaTek Helio G88 SoC, Xiaomi has confirmed through a teaser released on social media. The chipset was announced last month — alongside the Helio G96 — and offers a maximum clock speed of 2GHz. The Redmi 10 is likely to be the first phone to have the MediaTek Helio G88. Separately, Xiaomi is found to be working on another model, the Redmi 10 Prime, in addition to the regular Redmi 10. The Redmi 10 Prime could be specifically designed for the Indian market.
Redmi 10 Confirmed to Have MediaTek Helio G88 SoC
The teaser shared by Xiaomi on Twitter on Friday shows the three smartphone models. It confirms that the upcoming Redmi 10 will be powered by MediaTek Helio G88 SoC. Of course, this will be the octa-core variant of the Helio G88. So the other two variants could either be Helio G93 or Helio G94. However, the Redmi 9 and 9 Pro were launched in China with Helio P60 SoC, which offers an additional boost in performance compared to Helio P60. Likewise, Helio P23 SoC is offered on the Redmi Note 7 smartphone that was launched in China earlier this month. So there is a possibility that the Redmi 10 Prime could have the Helio G93 or G94, compared to the regular Redmi 10. Photo Credit: Twitter/ @XiaomiIndia The Redmi 10 will be the successor to last year's Redmi 6.
What is the MediaTek Helio G88?
The MediaTek Helio G88 was first unveiled last month in an attempt to bring the smartphone industry into the fold of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The SoC offers a wide range of AI and artificial intelligence-related features. For instance, the MediaTek Helio G88 supports 4-antenna Wi-Fi to facilitate more number of antennae. It also supports AI Video Enhancer feature that is similar to Google Lens that is in the Google Pixel 2 series. The MediaTek Helio G88 is a low-power SoC, offering much lower power consumption than the MediaTek Helio X25 that is used in the Poco F1, which is not a gaming phone but a hardware-based gaming phone. Similar to the Redmi Note 5, the Redmi 10 is also expected to pack a 4000mAh battery and support for 5V/2A fast charging via USB Type-C.
The Redmi 10 Prime
The teaser image has a Redmi handset with a front-facing LED flash. We cannot see the Redmi moniker, which indicates this might be a different variant of the smartphone. Earlier leaks have suggested that the Redmi 10 will be available in three variants: 3GB RAM + 32GB storage, 4GB RAM + 64GB storage, and 6GB RAM + 64GB storage. The Redmi 10 is said to be manufactured using 12nm (nanometre) process. It will sport a 5.84-inch display with a FHD+ resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels. The handset will be available in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB inbuilt storage options. Other rumoured specifications include a 12-megapixel rear camera sensor with f/2.0 aperture, a single-LED flash, and AI capabilities. There is a selfie camera on board with a 20-megapixel sensor that has f/2.
When Will the Redmi 10 be Released?
The Redmi 10 will be launched in China in the fourth quarter of 2018, reports CNMO. According to this report, Xiaomi is planning to launch two variants, the standard Redmi 10 and the Redmi 10 Pro. It also claims that the Redmi 10 Pro will come with AI-enabled dual rear camera and a 48-megapixel primary sensor. Notably, the first Amazon India teaser for the Redmi 10 shows the smartphone in the Gold colour option. Redmi 10 Specifications (Rumoured) The Redmi 10 is rumoured to run Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 10 on top. The dual-SIM (Nano) smartphone will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. The entry-level model is expected to come with a 5.45-inch display, while the Redmi 10 Prime will sport a 6.28-inch full-HD+ (1080x2280 pixels) display with an 19:9 aspect ratio.
The Redmi 10 has been spotted on TENAA, revealing specifications like 5.84-inch full-HD+ display, 13-megapixel rear camera, and a 5-megapixel selfie camera. A TENAA listing revealed the Redmi 10's key specifications. The phone was previously spotted on Geekbench listing, revealing a slew of hardware specifications, such as a 2GHz octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. The phone runs Android Oreo with MIUI on top. The listing also revealed some images of the Redmi 10 along with its manual camera controls. Based on the TENAA listing, it seems like the Redmi 10 will not be a dual-SIM smartphone, and may be limited to China initially. The phone's fingerprint sensor will be housed at the back. It will be fuelled by a 4,000mAh battery with quick charging support.