The worst thing about this Redmi Note 10 Japan Edition is that, as its name suggests, it seems intended exclusively for the Japanese market.
We do not know if it rains in Japan much more than in other markets where Redmi operates, but the truth is that the first waterproof smartphone of the Xiaomi spin-off firm is already here, derived from the Redmi Note 10, and will be exclusive to users in the country of the rising sun, at least in these first steps in the industry.
Not surprisingly, the new Redmi Note 10 Japan Edition is already a reality as the first device with IP68 certification from Redmi on the basis, quite modified, of a Redmi Note 10 5G.
As it seems, it will be an exclusive phone for the Japanese market, its name suggests, and will arrive to continue adding names to an already prolific Redmi Note 10 family, which already has a lot of models such as the Redmi Note 10, Note 10S, Note 10 5G, Note 10 Pro, Note 10 Pro for China, Note 10 Pro exclusive to India or Note 10 Pro Max also in India.
Xiaomi adds more complexity to the Redmi Note 10 family, with a ‘Japan Edition’ model that replaces several hardware components and adds for the first time to a Redmi phone the IP68 certification with its assured water resistance.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Japan Edition: Specs, features, and price
The new Redmi Note 10 for Japan will start by replacing the Dimensity 700 5G chipset from MediaTek, betting instead on an electronic heart of Qualcomm’s affordable range, specifically a Snapdragon 480 5G that will offer very similar power, with an eight-core design (2 units of Cortex-A76 and 6 others of Cortex-A55) and an Adreno 619 GPU.
As for the display and the hardware platform as a whole, it looks very similar to the Redmi Note 10 5G, as we mentioned, with all the limelight going to a 6.5-inch IPS LCD panel with FHD+ 1,080p resolution, capable of refreshing at a rate of 90Hz to offer maximum fluidity.
The battery will be different, dropping from 5,000mAh to 4,800mAh in this Japan Edition, although in its case with 18W quick charging via cable, and without the possibility of using Qi wireless charging.
Yes, we will find a similar design with a polycarbonate finish, as well as in the multimedia section a rear camera system of three sensors with resolutions of 48 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP, along with a front sensor of 8MP that is installed in a hole centered at the top of the screen.
In addition, it will have for the first time in a Redmi an IP68 certification that ensures its resistance to liquids and dust, and that despite having a standard 3.5-millimeter audio jack connector in addition to the USB Type-C.
The fingerprint reader is placed on the side, and to satisfy the Japanese user Redmi has integrated an infrared port that in many Asian countries continues to be useful, although we practically do not use it anymore.
How much does it cost? Well, we do not know because in the announcement note neither availability nor prices in Japan are referenced for this Redmi Note 10 Japan Edition, which will surely arrive with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage configuration at a price of around $215.