Xiaomi's new Redmi Note 10 5G and Mi 11 Lite 5G will arrive end May

More budget options can't be a bad thing.

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The new Redmi Note 10 5G and Mi 11 Lite 5G will arrive on May 29. Image: Xiaomi

Xiaomi will be dropping two new affordable phones in the form of the Redmi Note 10 5G and Mi 11 Lite 5G. The Redmi Note 10 5G is priced at $329 while the Mi 11 Lite 5G is priced at $549.

The Note 10 is notable for its use of the new MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC, which is built using a 7nm process. It’s unusual because the 7nm process is usually reserved for chips designed for flagship devices. Of course, it just means that the Note 10 5G is just more power-efficient, and not necessarily more powerful than its rivals.

It does have some nifty tricks, such as a 6.5" AdaptiveSync display that supports up to a 90Hz refresh rate. It will dynamically switch to 30Hz for video and 60Hz for scrolling pages and 90Hz for gaming.

The Redmi Note 10 5G sports the new Dimensity 700 SoC. Image: Xiaomi
The Redmi Note 10 5G sports the new Dimensity 700 SoC. Image: Xiaomi

For a relatively affordable phone, the camera system isn’t bad either. It sports a 48MP main camera is accompanied by a 2MP macro camera and a 2MP depth sensor (for portraits). A large 5,000mAh battery gives it plenty of juice to work with, 18W fast charging isn’t much these days, it’s better than nothing either.

The Mi 11 Lite 5G sports an ultra-slim light design measuring just 6.81mm in thickness and weighs 159g. It’s built around a useful triple rear camera array featuring a 64MP main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle, and a 5MP telemacro. And the 20MP front camera isn’t bad either. Xiaomi added some software perks too, like one-click AI Cinema to add movie-style filters and effects without much fuss.

The Mi 11 Lite 5G has plenty to offer despite the midrange price tag. Image: Xiaomi
The Mi 11 Lite 5G has plenty to offer despite the midrange price tag. Image: Xiaomi

Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G, the phone also features a DCI-P3 and HDR10+ compatible display with a 90Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate – this works great for multimedia content and gaming.

Pricing and availability

The Redmi Note 10 5G (8GB+128GB) will retail for $329 starting May 29 via Xiaomi’s official online stores on Lazada and Shopee, as well as via Authorized physical Mi Stores and other official retailers in Singapore. Four colours will be available: Chrome Silver, Graphite Gray, Nighttime Blue and Aurora Green.

Limited time offer: every purchase of Redmi Note 10 5G includes an exclusive free gift of Redmi Note 10 5G T-Shirt, Mi True Wireless Earbuds Basic and 6-Months Screen Protection Warranty for purchases made before August 28. First-come-first-served basis, while stocks last.

The Mi 11 Lite 5G (8GB+128GB) will retail for $549 starting May 29 via Authorized physical Mi Stores, other official retailers, as well as telcos M1, Singtel and StarHub in Singapore. Three colours will be available: Truffle Black, Mint Green and Citrus Yellow.

Limited time offer: every purchase of Mi 11 Lite 5G includes an exclusive free gift of Mi True Wireless Earbuds Basic. First-come-first-served basis, while stocks last.