The Redmi Note 10 Pro definitely has a lot going for it, what with the 108 MP main camera, 120 Hz AMOLED screen and all that – and let’s not forget the affordable pricing. But it is missing one thing, and that is 5G connectivity.
The spread of 5G across the globe might have been hampered by the pandemic, but coverage is still growing at a steady pace, so even for a mid-ranger it’s becoming important to offer the next-gen connectivity. After all, Xiaomi already has a few 5G ‘Lite’ branded devices in this class, but those are more expensive than Redmis.
According to a new rumor, accompanied by the image you can see above, a Redmi Note 10 Pro 5G might be in the works. This looks like an official promo image for the Spanish market, and what’s depicted is a smartphone that looks a lot like the Redmi Note 10 Pro from the rear. And then there’s all the talk of challenging the limits of 5G connectivity and such.
So could it be? Could this be our first look at the upcoming Redmi Note 10 Pro 5G? Well, obviously only time will tell but we really don’t see why Xiaomi wouldn’t be working on such a device. Hopefully it will get a better chipset than the Snapdragon 732G inside the 4G model.
Rumor has it – it will be the Snapdragon 750G, which is still an improvement so we’ll take it. It’s probably best not to hope for the Snapdragon 780G, as the use of that would definitely cannibalize the sales of the recently launched Mi 11 Lite 5G, which is more expensive.
Aside from this difference, it remains to be seen whether the Redmi Note 10 Pro 5G will be identical to its 4G sibling. It’s not a given, since the Redmi Note 10 and Redmi Note 10 5G are very different devices, despite the confusingly similar names.