Xiaomi is preparing to re-release the Redmi 10, though we’re not entirely sure what has changed for the 2022 release. A few months ago unconfirmed info suggested that it will have the same camera setup with a 50 MP main and 8 MP ultra wide as the original model. Now the phone, 21121119VL, has appeared in the Geekbench database, powered by a MediaTek MT6769H.
That appears to be the same Helio G88 that is inside the 2021 model. The benchmark score confirms that as it both single and multi-core results are within a few points of what we got when we reviewed.
The phone is still running Android 11, though to be fair the benchmark doesn’t list the MIUI version (MIUI 13 can be based on either Android 11 or 12). Also, the 4 GB RAM capacity doesn’t bode well for a memory upgrade, that’s the base amount on the original model.
EU certifications from a few months ago show that the phone will have a 4,900 mAh battery and will arrive with a 22.5W charger in the box. The Redmi 10 can only charge at 18W and we think the 2022 will be the same, this is just Xiaomi giving you a slightly more powerful charger that you can use for your other gadgets too.
We will need a more detailed leak to figure out what the Redmi 10 (2022) is all about. It was supposed to launch in India in January, alongside the Xiaomi 11T phones, but it didn’t. Now it may be waiting for the Redmi 10A, which also recently went through Geekbench (that is a lower-end model with only a Helio G25 chip).