Redmi 10A is Xiaomi’s new “Desh ka smartphone” to take on JioPhone Next
Redmi 10A has also been launched alongside the Redmi 10 Power as its most affordable smartphone for India.
Xiaomi sub-brand Redmi launched the Redmi 10 Power as one of its latest affordable smartphones However, the company also launched a successor to its most affordable “Desh ka smartphone”, called the Redmi 10A. It starts at Rs. 8,499 and is currently the cheapest phone Xiaomi sells in India. The Redmi 10A brings certain upgrades over its predecessor, including a new design inspired from the Redmi 10 Power. The phone takes on the likes of Realme C11 2021, Samsung Galaxy M02, and Tecno Pova Neo.
The Redmi 10A in India starts at Rs. 8,499 for the base variant with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. The phone also comes in another variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage that is priced at Rs. 9,499. The phone will go on sale from April 26 at 12 noon and will be available for purchase in the country through Amazon, Mi.com, Mi Home stores, and Xiaomi's retail partners. You will be able to buy it in Charcoal Black, Sea Blue, and Slate Grey.
Redmi 10A specifications at a glance
The Redmi 10A is based on the MediaTek Helio G25 chipset and comes with up to 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage. Although it comes with up to 64GB of storage, it supports expansion using a microSD card (up to 512GB) via a dedicated slot. The phone offers a 6.5-inch HD+ IPS LCD display win an aspect ratio of 20:9 and a notch. Unlike the newer Redmi models, this phone launches with the older MIUI 12.5 interface and Xiaomi does not specify what version of Android lies underneath.
In terms of cameras, the phone features a single 13MP camera at the back with an f/2.2 aperture and an LED flash. For selfies, the Redmi 10A gets a 5MP selfie camera sensor at the front with an f/2.2 lens.
Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5, and GPS/ A-GPS. While the fingerprint sensor is a great new addition over its predecessor, it still retains a microUSB port. You still get the 3.5mm headphone jack. The battery capacity is limited to 5000mAh and it comes with a 10W charger in the box.