A chipset rarely used by Chinese companies, for some reason.
You may be familiar with the Redmi Note 10T released in India a few months back. Don’t be confused, this phone is unrelated to that but it is related to the Redmi Note 10 5G JE also exclusively released in Japan. This phone comes with an entirely new design and a Qualcomm chipset rather than a Mediatek one, along with Japan-specific features.
The phone has a 6.5in. FHD+ (2400x1080px) IPS LCD with 90Hz refresh rate, similar to the Redmi Note 10T. It is protected by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The phone also is IP68 water and dust resistance which seems to be a legal requirement for the Japanese government since it is one of the rare budget phones to actually have one.
Unlike the regular Redmi Note 10 5G, this has only two cameras which means fewer gimmicks. The main camera is 50mp and comes with a 2mp depth sensor. It would be gladly appreciated if they actually removed the depth sensor the same way they removed the 2mp macro. The front camera is the same, 16mp
For connectivity, it has 5G services, Wi-Fi 5, and Bluetooth 5.2. It comes with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, USB-C, and 5000mAh battery with 18W fast charging. It runs MIUI 13 based on Android 11 and can further be upgraded to Android 12 which we don’t think is advisable since the phone only has 4GB RAM. It also comes with 64GB internal storage along with Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G.
As a Japanese-only phone, it has FeliCA ID recognition which is essentially an upgrade over NFC.
Black, Green, and Blue are its main colours and is available on the Japanese Redmi website.
- 6.5in. FHD+ (2400x1080px) IPS LCD, 90Hz refresh rate
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G (8nm)
- 50mp (main)
- 2mp (depth)
- FRONT: 16mp
- 5000mAh, 18W fast charging
- MIUI 13 based on Android 11 (upgradable to Android 12)
- NFC (FeliCA), Dual-band Wi-Fi, 5G services, Bluetooth 5.2
- 3.5mm jack, Side-mounted Fingerprint scanner, USB-C
- Black, Green, Blue
- 4/64: JPY 34,800 (~Php 14.1K)