According to a new report that surfaced on MySmartPrice website, Redmi is planning to announce not one, but two flagship smartphones before the end of this month. Those two phones will first hit China, as that is the company’s homeland, and the place where Redmi opted to host the press conference.
For those of you who are out of the loop, Redmi is Xiaomi’s sub-brand, after the company separated from Xiaomi earlier this year. Redmi’s flagship has been mentioned in many rumors and leaks, while the company’s CEO did confirm that it is coming. We were expecting a single flagship, though, not two separate phones.
The source claims that this information comes from a “trusted source”, and it says that the two phones will arrive in three color variants, Red, Blue, and Carbon Fiber. The two phones will also be similar in the memory department as well, as the source claims they will offer four configurations in total.
The two phones will ship in two 6GB RAM and two 8GB RAM variants. The 6GB RAM options will include 64GB and 128GB of storage, while the 8GB RAM models will ship with 128GB and 256GB of storage. That is all the detail that the source was able to confirm thus far, but plenty of info surfaced prior to this report.
Redmi pretty much confirmed that its flagship(s) will be fueled by the Snapdragon 855, and that it will ship with extremely thin bezels. The company actually released a teaser not long ago, basically confirming that the phone will include a pop-up selfie camera. It is actually possible that both of these phones, that are said to be coming, will include such a camera.
Redmi’s General Manager, Lu Weibing, did also confirm that the phone will include an in-display fingerprint scanner, and it is possible that both devices that were mentioned by the source will ship with such a fingerprint scanner. The two phones are expected to be made out of metal and glass, while the back side will be curved on both phones, probably.
The company’s flagship is rumored to include three cameras on the back, and considering we’re looking at two models now, we’re not sure if both of them will ship with such setup, as they have to differ in some way. Android 9 Pie will come pre-installed on Redmi’s upcoming flagships, while Xiaomi’s MIUI 10 skin will be applied on top of it.
The phone was shown in a hands-on video last month, and a leaked claimed that the phone will be called the “Redmi X”. Redmi’s CEO kind of denied that information, after which the Redmi K20 moniker surfaced. Truth be said, the Redmi K20 name doesn’t really seem like something the company would use for its flagship, but considering how many odd naming choices we’ve seen in the last couple of years, it is possible.
Redmi is expected to unveil its new flagship smartphones on May 13, and as already mentioned, those devices are expected to launch in China. This is kind of perfect timing for Redmi, as OnePlus is launching its phones a day later.