Redmi Note 9, Mi Note 10 Lite Coming To India? Here’s What You Need To Know

Mi Note 10 Lite is all set to launch on April 30 as a part of the Redmi Note 9 series. Mi Note 10 Lite will be a toned-down Mi Note 10 focusing on cameras as the top variant. Also, Redmi 10X has been tipped to India as Redmi Note 9.

Redmi Note 9 is expected in India as a rebranded Redmi 10X running on the new MediaTek G85 chipset. 

From a new bezel-less design display to square-shaped camera, Redmi Note 9 will have a lot to offer in the budget range.

Mi Note 10 Lite as revealed in the teaser, the design will have a lot in common with Mi Note 10 with a quad rear camera setup at the back. Upfront, Mi Note 10 Lite will flaunt a water drop styled notch and will come in multiple colour options – Black, White, and Blue.

Mi Note 10 Lite India Launch: Global Launch On April 30

Xiaomi has officially confirmed the Mi Note 10 Lite launch on April 30. Mi Note 10 has been already unveiled in Europe, though not officially launched in China. Both Mi Note 10 and Mi Note 10 Lite will be unveiled on the day, with Mi Note 10 Lite making its maiden arrival.

Mi Note 10 Lite will have quad rear cameras, water drop notch and mostly everything as the top model.

Mi Note 10 Lite is said to be a part of the Redmi Note 9 series as the company revealed in the forum post. It’s a global launch event for Mi Note 10 Lite for different international markets. Due to the current pandemic, Xiaomi will host an online event.

The Mi Note 10 Lite launch will be live streamed on Twitter and YouTube. Xiaomi also confirmed that it will announce the availability of Mi Note 10 in other markets at the launch event, so it’s expected that the Mi Note 10 Lite India availability will be confirmed at the same.

Mi Note 10 Lite launch time (event): Live stream starts at 8pm GMT+8 (5:30pm IST).

Mi Note 10 Lite Specs: What To Expect?

A streamed-down edition of the current Mi Note 10 has been spotted on FCC, it will reportedly be called Mi Note 10 Lite. Mi Note 10 Lite will come with a similar five rear camera setup with support for 30W fast charging.

The FCC listing was spotted by MySmartPrice and later more details came from serial tipster Sudhanshu Ambhore. There could be a Mi Note 10 Lite 5G model as well.

While there’s no update about Mi Note 10 Lite 5G, but a special variant may come with a different processor. The Snapdragon 730G doesn’t support 5G, so Mi Note 10 Lite 5G may get powered by Snapdragon 765G, the mid-range Qualcomm 5G chip.

Mi Note 10 Lite has been spotted with model number M2002F4LG and the FCC data confirms a 64-megapixel main camera.

It will be coupled by an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle snapper and a 2-megapixel macro lens. Mi Note 10 Lite will further have two telephoto lenses: 8-megapixel (5X optical zoom) and 5-megapixel (2X optical zoom) resolution.

Mi Note 10 Lite misses won’t come with the laser autofocus module. Mi Note 10 Lite is said to be powered by octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G SoC, while the RAM and storage details are yet to be revealed. 

Mi Note 10 Lite will be backed by the same big 5,260mAh battery with support for 30W charging. Note 10 Lite is going to be 156mm tall and 73mm wide, and will support dual-band Wi-Fi connectivity, 2.4GHz + 5GHz.

Mi Note 10 Lite Price, Launch: Will Come To India?

Mi Note 10 Lite launch is happening on April 30 in China. Mi Note 10 Lite India launch may happen, as the company is also bringing Mi 10 in India. Mi 10 India launch was postponed due to lockdown in India caused by the COVID-19 outbreak.

Xiaomi has confirmed that it will announce the availability of Mi Note 10 in other markets at the launch event on April 30, so it’s expected that the Mi Note 10 Lite India availability will be confirmed at the same.

Mi Note 10 Lite India price is expected to be around INR 15,000 or around the same price category. 

Redmi Note 9 Specs, Features: Redmi 10X As Redmi Note 9?

Redmi 10X 4G will be in line of the standard Redmi Note 9. There has been rumours that the upcoming Redmi 10X may come as Redmi Note 9 in India. Redmi 10X 4G will be budget-friendly smartphone with all the top features on-board.

Redmi 10X will be powered by Helio G85 chipset. It’s going to be the first smartphone to run on MediaTek’s Helio G85 SoC.

Redmi 10X recently received TENAA certification in China, and it has spilled the beans. The listing revealed some key specs including important details.

While Redmi 10X may replace the Redmi Note 9 this year, it could also be a part of the Redmi 10 series as well, so we can’t comment as of now whether Redmi Note 9 is being replaced or not. 

Keeping the nomenclature confusion on side, let’s get to the specs. Redmi 10X will come with a 6.5-inch IPS LCD display with narrowed down bezels all around. The device will have a small punch-hole cutout upfront, but on the corner unlike Redmi Note 9 series.

At the back, Redmi 10X 4G will pack in a square shaped quad camera design. The four camera setup on Redmi 10X will sport a primary 48-megapixel sensor, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera, a 2-megapixel depth camera and a 2-megapixel macro camera.

There’s a capacitive fingerprint sensor below the camera bump at the back.

Under the hood Redmi 10X will pack a MediaTek Helio G85 chipset with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. There’s support for microSD card to expand the storage.

Redmi 10X will run on MIUI 11 with upgraded for MIUI 12 once it rolls out. MIUI 12 will be unveiled on April 27 alongside Mi Note 10 Lite 5G in China. Redmi 10X 4G will house a 5,020mAh battery with support for 22.5W fast charging. 

Redmi Note 9 Launch In India: Rebranded Redmi 10X?

Redmi 10X India launch now depends on Redmi Note 9. The device has already received the TENAA certification, hinting at an imminent launch, expected in India a few weeks later. Chances are high Redmi 10X will launch as Redmi Note 9 in India.

Redmi Note 9 launch in India is expected after Redmi 10X releases in China. Redmi Note 9 series will be globally unveiled on April 30.

Redmi 10X price in India is expected to start around Rs 10,000. The recent GST hike on mobiles may not let the device be priced under Rs 10,000 in India. Redmi 10X launch also depends on whether Xiaomi will bring a new budget smartphone now or not.

The company may choose either to bring Redmi 10X to India, or the same device as a rebranded Redmi Note 9 for India.

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