Xiaomi launches Redmi 10A in Kenya, costs more than its predecessor

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Xiaomi Kenya has announced availability of the Redmi 10A in the market. This is a replacement to the Redmi 9A which has been the best phone under 10k for a long while now. Before that we had the Redmi 8A, the Redmi 7A, etc. which all topped my lists of best under 10k.

This time round however, I’m betting with the bad performance of the Kenyan shilling, the device costs more than 10k.

Prices of Redmi 10A in Kenya:

  • 2GB RAM with 32GB Storage – KES 12,899
  • 3GB RAM with 64GB Storage – KES 14,499
  • 4GB RAM with 128GB Storage – KES 16,499

Xiaomi describes the Redmi 10A as a great entry level device with 6.53″ HD+ display, a 13MP main camera with a 2MP depth sensor, a 5000mAh battery supporting 10W charging and a MediaTek Helio G25 processor.

The phone’s storage can be expanded up to 1TB externally. The phone comes with MIUI 12.5 based on Android 11.

A huge setback is that the phone has a microUSB port. Which makes me really miss the value-for-money aspect and future proofing that Xiaomi shipped with the Redmi 8A many years ago. Unfortunately the Redmi 9A also lacked USB Type-C.

Redmi 10A Specifications

PriceFrom KES 12,899
ProcessorMediaTek Helio G25
Display6.53″ HD+ Display  
Resolution: 1600×720 HD+Sunlight display
Reading mode 3.0
Rear Camera13MP main camera – f/2.2 
2MP depth camera – f/2.4
Front Camera5MP front camera – f/2.2
Battery & Charging5,000mAh (typ) battery
10W charging
10W in-box charger
Micro USB
Audio3.5mm headphone jack
SecurityRear fingerprint sensor
AI Face Unlock
SystemMIUI 12.5
ColorGraphite Gray, Chrome Silver and Sky Blue
Dimension & Weight164.9mm x 77.0mm x 9.0mm 194g
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