Xiaomi To Launch A Flagship Redmi Smartphone With Snapdragon 855 SoC
Earlier this year, Xiaomi corporation announced the separation of Redmi smartphone lineup as an independent sub-brand. The significant difference between smartphones from the two brands is that Redmi smartphones use less-expensive components and thus are more cost-effective.
A Weibo post (see source below) shared by a senior Xiaomi executive reveals interesting information about two upcoming Redmi smartphones. The post exhibits that the company is looking forward to launching the Redmi Note 7 Pro. Surprisingly, the post also states that the company is developing a flagship smartphone that will feature the latest Snapdragon 855 SoC. There is no information available about the Redmi flagship but past rumours suggest it will be called the Redmi X.
Redmi X Expectations
Albeit there are no details available about the Redmi X, being a flagship device it is expected to pack high-end specifications. The smartphone is assumed to have a notch display larger than 6-inch and battery capacity upwards of 4,000 mAh. Even though the price of the upcoming device is unavailable it is expected to be priced aggressively.
As the name suggests, the Note 7 Pro is a specced up variant of the Redmi Note 7 which was launched earlier this year. Redmi has confirmed that the upcoming smartphone will feature a 48 MP rear camera sensor like its younger sibling. But, the upcoming device will get the Sony IMX586 sensor which is seen on high-end devices like the Honor View20.
A leak shared on a Chinese social media website claims that the Note 7 Pro will be kitted with the Snapdragon 675 SoC which is a significant upgrade over Note 7’s Snapdragon 660. Other specifications like screen size and battery capacity of the upcoming device are expected to be the same as Redmi Note 7.
Redmi Note 7 Specifications:
- Display: 6.3-inch Full HD+ 2340 × 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 aspect ratio
- Operating System: MIUI 10 based on Android 9 (Pie)
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
- RAM: 3 GB / 4 GB / 6 GB
- Storage: 32 GB / 64 Gb
- Rear Cameras: 48 MP + 5 MP, LED Flash
- Selfie Camera: 13 MP
- Security: Rear- Mounted fingerprint scanner
- Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac 2.4G + 5G, Bluetooth 5 .0, GPS, USB Type-C
- Battery: 4,000mAh
- Dimensions: 159.2 x 75.2 x 8.1 mm
- Weight: 186 g