Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 10 Pro Max has impressed many, especially thanks to the device’s pricing in the Indian market. Now, the company is showcasing how the phone looks on the inside, through a teardown video on YouTube. The company used the Gradient Bronze version of the phone, showing how the company packed the quad-camera module, the arc fingerprint sensor and other hardware into the considerably small form factor. While teardowns are usually about figuring out the bill of materials (BOM) cost of a phone, and checking what parts a company is actually using, this one mostly gives us insight into the overall form factor.
Here’s how the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max looks on the inside
The video begins with a shot of the Gradient Bronze variant of the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max, proceeding to remove the back panel. Underneath you see the main board, which consists of components like the Snapdragon 732G chipset, the LPDDR4 RAM and more. This board sits on the top right of the phone (when looking at it from the back), with Xiaomi using both sides of the board for good measure.
The back of the PCB includes the Snapdragon chip itself, followed by the RAM and other components. The front part has the light sensor, which connects to the front camera. It also holds the SIM card tray and the speaker plus receiver module. There’s another speaker on the bottom of the phone, which sits below the battery. The battery itself takes up the centre of the phone. The Z-Axis vibration motor also sits on the bottom of the phone.
On the other hand, the top left of the phone is reserved for the massive camera module, which consists of four cameras. The 108MP sensor, of course, takes the most space, with three more sensors below it. These are for the ultra-wide, macro and depth cameras that the phone uses. This particular side also includes the IR sensor, which powers things like the Mi Remote app. Connecting to this board is the arc fingerprint sensor, which sits on the side of the phone.
All of this doesn’t really tell us much about the phone per se. We already know that the company uses the Samsung HM2 ISOCELL sensor for its 108MP camera, but we don’t know what it uses for the macro camera, telephoto and the depth sensor. It’s also unclear how much of the components are being shared across Xiaomi devices. Knowing this would have given us insight on how easy it would be to find component repairs for the phone in India. Essentially, the more components devices share, the easier it will be for companies to make them available for service operations.