The Redmi 10 will come with an octa-core MediaTek Helio G88 SoC, Xiaomi has confirmed via a teaser released on social media. The chipset was announced last month – alongside the Helio G96 – and offers a maximum clock speed of 2GHz. The Redmi 10 is probably the first phone with the MediaTek Helio G88. Separately, Xiaomi appears to be working on another model, the Redmi 10 Prime, in addition to the regular Redmi 10. The Redmi 10 Prime could be designed specifically for the Indian market.
Xiaomi’s official account on Twitter has confirmed the presence of the MediaTek Helio G88 on the Redmi 10. The chipset comes as an upgrade to the Helio G85 that the Taiwanese chipmaker launched last year. The successor contains two cores of ARM Cortex-A75 and six cores of Cortex-A55 — with a maximum clock speed of 2GHz. There’s also support for a 90Hz display, LPDDR4x RAM of up to 8GB, and eMMC 5.1 storage. MediaTek has paired the Helio G88 with an ARM Mali-G52 MC2 GPU that comes with a maximum frequency of 1GHz.
The presence of the MediaTek Helio G88 SoC along with other details about the Redmi Note 10 was noted in an official blog post that Xiaomi briefly published last week. Some recent rumors also suggested the same chipset on the upcoming Redmi phone.
In addition to the teaser confirming the MediaTek chipset, tipster Mukul Sharma has: Posted a few screenshots from the GSM Association (GSMA) IMEI database. It suggests that Xiaomi has the Redmi 10 Prime in development alongside the vanilla Redmi 10.
The Redmi 10 Prime that has reportedly appeared in the IMEI database has the model number 21061119BI. The last letter of the model number suggests that the phone is an Indian variant as Xiaomi normally markets its global phone versions with the letter “G” in their model numbers, while the China-specific models have the “C” suffix.
Xiaomi has not yet officially revealed the exact details about the Redmi 10. It is also unclear whether the Redmi 10 Prime will come alongside the Redmi 10. However, given the number of teasers, the company seems to have plans to expand its Redmi portfolio with new smartphones soon.