As part of effort to remain the leader in the Nigerian mobile phone market, Xiaomi Nigeria has unveiled the Redmi Note 10, Redmi Note 10S, Redmi Note 10 5G and the Redmi Note as part of the Redmi Note 10 series updated mid-range level smartphones in the Nigerian market.
The launch which was held recently at Radisson Blue Ikeja GRA, Lagos, represents the ideal mobile experience Xiaomi hopes to bring to mobile phone users.
According to Xiaomi, the phone has a 6.43-inch AMOLED DotDisplay that offers FHD+ resolution, with 20:9 aspect ratio, and dual speakers. Inside is an entry-level Qualcomm Snapdragon 678 chipset (a 2021 release, without the performance of a Snapdragon 888).
It also features a quad rear camera configuration led by a 48MP main lens, alongside an 8MP ultra-wide, 2MP macro, and 2MP depth sensor.
Other features inside include an improved built-in Night Mode, time-lapse features, covering every common shooting scenario, optical telephoto imaging, IP53 water resistance, battery capacity of 5,000mAh and fast-charging capabilities (33W).
Speaking at the launch, the Marketing Director, Mr. Habeeb Somoye, said the Redmi Note 10 Pro offers everything that the regular version above already has and more, adding that it has a bigger display at 6.67-inch at the same resolution and aspect ratio.
He said the phone features 120Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate, adding that the Pro variant would be palatable to both gamers and video-watchers.
Explaining other features, Somoye said: “Instead of Corning Gorilla Glass 3, the Pro variant uses Gorilla Glass 5 on the front. It’s expectedly IP53 water-resistant, too.
“Even the chipset comes with a slight upgrade. The Redmi Note 10 Pro’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G mobile platform is just half a step away from the chipset brand’s mid-range offering, but it’s still a more powerful variant next to the SD678 on the regular model.
“The quad rear cameras are slightly more capable too. The main lens is a 108MP shooter instead, with 9-in-1 pixel-binning (likely a Samsung ISOCELL HM2 sensor since the sensor size and capabilities tally). There’s also an 8MP ultra-wide camera, a 5MP telemacro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor. Unlike the regular variant, the Redmi Note 10 Pro has telephoto shooting covered under its telemacro lens.”
Somoye further explained that: “The 108MP shooter isn’t just there for show – the choice of sensor allows Xiaomi to offer dual-native ISO, high dynamic range, and Night Mode 2.0 powered by RAW multi-frame algorithm for low-light use. Time-lapse video recording is available in Pro and Telemacro modes. Photo-taking frills include Photo Clones, Video Clones, Dual Video, and Long Exposure.”
He said while the 33W fast-charging remains the same, the Redmi Note 10 Pro has a slightly bigger battery at 5,020mAh, with the NFC, which the regular version doesn’t have.
He mentioned that both Redmi Note 10 and Redmi Note 10 Pro use a USB Type-C port, are 4G/LTE devices, and have its iconic multi-purpose IR blaster, as well as having dual speakers and a 3.5mm audio port to cover your listening needs.
He added that the phones are sold at different prices depending on their storage capacity, ranging from N77, 500 to N135, 000, with different colours – Onyx Gray, Pebble White, and Lake Green.
He, however, announced that sales will begin on April 7, 2021 at the following outlets, which include: Raya, Finet, Slot, and other official Xiaomi retailers in Nigeria.