Xiaomi's entry-level Redmi unit to offer flagship powered by Qualcomm's new beast
Recently, Xiaomi announced that it would separate its high-end Mi brand from the company's value for money "Redmi" brand. Phones offered by the latter unit are available through e-commerce sites only. Even though the Redmi brand will feature mostly budget handsets, it does appear that there will be a flagship phone under the brand. A photo posted on Weibo by Redmi General Manager Lu Weibing shows Lu and other members of the Redmi team in a meeting (see image at the top of this article).
There is no other information about this flagship "Redmi" phone outside of the chipset that will be powering it. Last year's Redmi models used Helio chips from MediaTek, and 600 series Snapdragon SoCs. The new top shelf Redmi handset could be similar to Xiaomi's affordable Pocophone F1 flagship, which was launched last year with the Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform under the hood.