Xiaomi is set to launch the Redmi Note 10 series on April 10th in Kenya, a month after the device was launched globally.
Locally, the Chinese brand’s distributors will be giving away 200 pieces of the brand’s hit wearable, the Mi Band 5, to those who will be watching the live launch event.
What to expect
At the event, Xiaomi is expected to announce the availability, in the local market, of at least two devices: the Redmi Note 10 and the Redmi Note 10 Pro.
The Redmi Note 10 is expected to be made available in 4GB RAM + 64GB onboard storage and 4GB RAM + 128GB onboard storage configurations.
The Redmi Note 10 Pro will come in three variations: 6GB RAM + 64GB internal storage, 6GB RAM + 128GB internal storage and 8GB RAM + 128GB internal storage.
In addition to the above-stated memory configurations, the two devices also pack a tonne of features that Xiaomi is hoping will woo local smartphone buyers and help it gain the much-needed market share.
Some of the features include 33W fast-charging and a traditional Xiaomi fixture, the infrared (IR) blaster for easy control of electronic devices in the home like televisions, home theatre systems and others, a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, stereo speakers and an IP53 (waterproof) rating
On the photography and videography front, those opting for the Redmi Note 10 Pro will get to experience its 108-megapixel main sensor backed by an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera, a 5-megapixel macro lens and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. On the front is a 16-megapixel selfie camera.
On the Redmi Note 10, there is a 48-megapixel main image sensor, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, a 2-megapixel macro lens and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. These are complemented by a 13-megapixel front-facing shooter.
Both devices feature AMOLED displays. The Redmi Note 10 Pro’s display, which is the larger one at 6.67 inches (compared to the Redmi Note 10’s 6.43-inch panel) has the added advantage of having a higher refresh rate – 120Hz! That’s more than what we are used to seeing in this segment of the market in the country at this time – 90Hz.
Both smartphones run on MIUI 12.
We expect the pre-orders to start on launch day (April 10th) at any of the Xiaomi brand shops in Nairobi. Those who pre-order either device will get a free Mi Band 5 as well.