The Redmi Note 10 series launched in India last week, comes with a host of user-friendly and attractive features, although the range does not support 5G, unlike its mid-budget counterparts like Realme Narzo 30 Pro or OnePlus North. . Xiaomi’s competitors like Realme, Vivo and Oppo have also teased most of their future devices with 5G capabilities, although the connectivity option remains unavailable in the country. Now Xiaomi MD and Global Vice President Manu Kumar Jain have explained why the company has decided not to add 5G on the newer Redmi Note 10 smartphones, despite providing the same support to other internal devices at small budget like Mi 10i. The Redmi Note 10 Pro Max, priced in India starting at Rs 18,999 for the base 6GB + 64GB storage model, is the most affordable smartphone to feature a 108-megapixel camera, after the Mi 10i from Xiaomi, available in the country.
Responding to a fan’s Facebook post, the Xiaomi executive said the company has decided not to use 5G to cut costs for the end user. “Currently, there is no 5G network in India. Assuming the auction takes place later this year, it will take at least 2-3 years for 5G to arrive. By then, you would have changed your phone. Why pay $ 4-5,000 more for something you won’t use for 2-3 years? Jain added.
The decision not to add 5G support could also be due to avoiding price wars between its own products. Xiaomi Mi 10i and Redmi Note 10 Pro Max both have a 108-megapixel main rear camera, a 16-megapixel selfie shooter, and a 6.67-inch large display with up to a refresh rate. ‘at 120Hz. Both phones also come with MIUI 12 based on Android 11. The Mi 10i which supports 5G comes with a starting price of Rs 20,999 to Rs 2,000 more expensive than the base storage model. of Redmi Note 10 Pro Max.