Xiaomi has started selling an extremely cheap smartphone against sanctions in Russia. Price, video

In Russia, the smartphone Xiaomi Redmi 10C was released at a price of 15 thousand rubles. with large 5000 mAh battery and fast USB-C charging. The monoblock has modern features, although it has several compromises, due to which Xiaomi managed to keep its price at relatively low levels. In addition, it has an application store where applications are available from Sberbank and other Russian banks that are subject to sanctions.

Xiaomi is back to cheap smartphones

Xiaomi, under its subsidiary Redmi, has launched in Russia a new economical 10C smartphone with modern standards. In the Russian market, its price starts from 15 thousand rubles.

The Redmi 10C is a mid-range model for the 2022 model. The publication of the material also contained applications from Russian banks that were subject to international sanctions.

In particular, CNews editors found applications in this directory, including those of Sberbank and Alfa-Bank, many of which have now been removed not only from the Apple App Store and Google Play, but also from the AppGallery store owned by to Chinese company Huawei. At the time of publication, representatives of Alfa-Bank and Sberbank could not respond to CNews’ request for authenticity of GetApps applications.

All available colors of the Redmi 10C case

Russian users, having paid 15 thousand rubles, will receive the Redmi 10C complete with 4 GB of RAM and a built-in 64 GB drive. If you pay another 2000 rubles, then the amount of internal memory will increase to 128 GB with the same 4 GB of RAM. Later, prices will rise to 18 thousand rubles. and 20 thousand rubles. respectively. After the price increase, it will make sense to order a smartphone directly from China. The editors of CNews found it on AliExpress at a price of 13.3 thousand rubles. (4/64 GB) and 15 thousand rubles. (4 + 128 GB).

The Redmi 10C had three body colors at the beginning of sales – light blue, dark gray and green. The case itself in all configurations is unquestionably plastic. The capacity of the standard drive is the only difference between the versions of this smartphone.

Display and processor

The Redmi 10C has a 6.71-inch screen and is a classic IPS panel with 178-degree viewing angles. In this case, it supports HD + resolution or 1650×720 pixels with a 20: 9 aspect ratio. The manufacturer does not provide maximum brightness.

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The low cost of a smartphone when you look at the screen is evidenced by two things: a tear-shaped notch for the front camera instead of a more modern round hole and a wide “chin”, the lower frame of the screen.

Inside the smartphone there is a very modern processor for an economical model. This is the Snapdragon 680, which was announced at the end of October 2021 and was built with a 6nm process. By comparison, most modern portable processors have a 4 nm topology.

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In total, the processor contains eight Kryo 265 cores. They are divided into two clusters – the first contains four Kryo 265 Gold (Cortex-A73) at 2.4 GHz, the second has four more cores, but already Kryo 265 Silver (Cortex-A53 ) at 1.8 GHz. The result at the AnTuTu 9 reference point is about 277 thousand units. The Adreno 610 video subsystem is responsible for graphics processing.

No more microUSB

The Xiaomi Redmi 10C fixes the main flaw of all modern entry-level smartphones. It does not have and in no case can it have an outdated microUSB 2.0 charging socket. MicroUSB 3.0, however, is not included in this either.

First look at the Redmi 10C

Instead, Xiaomi uses modern symmetric USB-C, although version 2.0. Through it, the Redmi 10C supports fast charging up to 18 W. Built-in battery capacity – 5000 mAh.

Cameras and interfaces

The Redmi 10C has a basic 5 megapixel selfie camera with f / 2.2 aperture in the screen cut. The rear block, although it looks very bulky, actually has only two units. The main one has a resolution of 50 MP at f / 1.8 aperture and the second sensor is a 2 MP depth auxiliary sensor with f / 2.4. Both the front and rear cameras record Full HD video at 30 frames per second.

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In the same unit, Xiaomi also installed a fingerprint scanner without integrating it into the power button. The smartphone also has a separate input for wired headphones, two SIM card slots and a separate drive for microSD drives up to 1 TB.

A large camera unit in this case is nothing more than a case decoration

The list of wireless modules includes GPS, GLONASS, Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11ac. There is also the NFC module.

From the factory, the Redmi 10C runs on Android 11, although Android 12 was released almost a year ago. The MIUI 13. is placed on top. The smartphone weighs 190 grams with a thickness of 8.3 mm.

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