Spy photo shows the rear of the NEW Xiaomi Redmi


flagship xiaomi redmi

How long has the original Xiaomi Redmi been on sale for? It feels like an eternity since that blocky low-cost Mi Phone launched, so how excited are we that leaks of a refreshed model have been spotted.

When the Xiaomi Redmi first launched it was a killer deal. With a 4.7-inch 720p display, 8 mega-pixel camera and powerful processor, the phone was all that most people wanted, and the price was great too. Since the original version the phone has been updated and now has a Qualcomm chip, but that is set to end with the all new model.

Belived to go on sale in Q4, the new Xiaomi Redmi will be a flagship Mediatek phone. In other words a 1499 Yuan Mediatek MT6595 phone with aspirations to tear up the Meizu MX4.

Sources the new Redmi will boast a 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080 display, 3GB RAM and 20 mega-pixel rear camera along with LTE support.

New Xiaomi Redmi Leaked

The leaked spy image above shows a the rear panel of the alleged device, which appears to have space for a dual LED flash and features the now famous Mi Logo.

Currently only Meizu and Zopo have octacore MT6595 phones on sale, but the Redmi flagship could really take pole position once launched.

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43 Comments

  1. highwind
    October 14, 2014

    5.5″ at 1920×1080 with MT6595 and 2-3GB RAM would be the perfect specs for me… too bad it is a shitty Xiaomi phone :/
    Hopefully some other brands come up with compareable stats soon.

    • Josef
      October 14, 2014

      In what sense do you consider Xiaomi to be inferior? I have to say that my Mi2S had been a pleasure to use before i dumped it for a bigger screen. Great value for money, terrific ROM and decent resale value as well… What was your experience?

      • highwind
        October 15, 2014

        in sale policy (hyping/advertising in combination with artificial supply shortage), pricing outside Asia, colorful iOS-wannabe firmware, design (either thick bezeles or iPhone “inspirated”)

        I also pretty much dislike the brand image though that is less of concern because I live in Europe and nobody knows them outside Asia anyways…

        • balcobomber25
          October 15, 2014

          There is no “artificial supply shortage” what there is incredibly high demand in countries like India and China (the two largest countries in the world). No company could keep up with the demand that exists there. Europe will be the next market that Xioami invades, they already have established warehouses there. They must be doing something right as they are now the 5th top selling manufacturer and two of their phones (Mi3 and Redmi) are in the top 10 for all phones sold.

          MIUI is so highly customizable that you can make it look like just about any OS that you can think of.

        • Chico Migraña
          October 16, 2014

          so … you never used a Xiaomi Phone. I live in Chile and there’s a lot of people know them. I have Mi2 and Mi3, never have a problem with both.
          True Dual Boot it’s a great thing if you want to put another ROM. Till now I don’t have any complaints.
          if you wanna name a shitty sale policy company you could name One Plus One.

          • highwind
            October 16, 2014

            Jeah, OPO is pretty much the same

    • Airyl
      October 14, 2014

      What’s so bad about Xiaomi? My Mi3 has been good to me, and my cousins Redmi 1S is pretty good as well. Did you have some sort of bad experience with the brand? Are you just prejudiced?

    • astosenix
      October 14, 2014

      Most stupid comment ever

    • balcobomber25
      October 14, 2014

      I just bought a Mi4 (after selling my Nubia Z7) and it was one of the best phones I have ever used (also had a Mi3). You might not like Xioami but they are far from “shitty” they have excellent build, excellent customer service and MIUI is one of the best versions of android available.

      • Mesterio
        October 14, 2014

        Hello again, So you are recommending the Mi4 over Nubia Z7? You tried the OnePlus One yet?

        • balcobomber25
          October 14, 2014

          I am against the OnePlus One because of their shady marketing practices. Having said that both the Z7 and the Mi4 are great phones, I just prefer MIUI over Nubia UI which is why I made the switch.

          • highwind
            October 15, 2014

            So, giving away faked “flashsale” quantities and advertising phones month before they are even available for purchase and than oofering them with an artifical limited supply to create more hype are non-shady marketing practices, right? xD

            • balcobomber25
              October 15, 2014

              I have never had a problem getting a Xiaomi phone right after it was released. Their official store has stock right now that can be purchased. They don’t have secret lists and invites to buy their phone, anyone can log on and buy it that wants it. They don’t create artificial supply problems to drive up the price on the reseller market. They don’t try to play themselves off as a poor startup with limited capital (even though OPO is owned by OPPO/BBK).

            • highwind
              October 16, 2014

              orly? So please show me how to log on the english Mi website and buy a Mi4 with LTE to somewhere in Europe 🙂

            • balcobomber25
              October 16, 2014

              http://www.xiaomishop.com/13-xiaomi-mi4

              Upon checkout choose the European warehouse. Since they don’t have an international version the LTE won’t work in Europe. But that is something you already know, you’re just trying to be a troll. Once the international version is released you will be able to log onto the same website and buy and have it shipped from the same warehouse.

      • Simon
        October 14, 2014

        I’m planning on buying an Mi3, would you recommend MIUI v6 (is it pretty stable) or sticking with MIUI v5 ?

        • balcobomber25
          October 14, 2014

          I haven’t really spent much time with v6 yet, only had the phone for a few days, but so far it seems fairly stable.

        • Chico Migraña
          October 16, 2014

          keep v5!

      • highwind
        October 15, 2014

        You are right

        Mi4 is the best non-LTE flagship phone on the market (which -granted- isnt too difficult as it is probably the only one…)

        MIUI is by far the best iOS-wannabe-Firmware available

        And customer service is truely exellent, especially in America, Europe, Australia and Africa

        • balcobomber25
          October 15, 2014

          LTE is available on the MI4 in China which is the only country it has officially launched in…

          • highwind
            October 16, 2014

            So why should anyone outside China care for it?

            • balcobomber25
              October 16, 2014

              I bought it cause I could care less about 4G, I get close to 10mb on 3g which is more than fast enough to do anything I need. I also bought it because it is an amazing phone.

              But Xioami hasn’t market it outside of China, so anyone who does buy it goes into it knowing they aren’t buying an international version.

  2. Clamaran
    October 14, 2014

    5,5″ 🙁 is to big for me. Im owner Redmi and i will bay new model but 5,5″ …. 🙁

  3. Jason45
    October 14, 2014

    Hopefully, they have thin screen bezels. The price of redmi series is great, but I am not too fond about the design. They are just too large with large bezels.

  4. evilone
    October 14, 2014

    Can’t wait till it launch…. Xiaomi forever

  5. Airyl
    October 14, 2014

    Would prefer if they don’t step into 5.5 inch territory for the Redmi 2. That’s the size of the Redmi Note. 4.8 – 5 inches would be ideal. I’ve been waiting so long for this, it had better not disappoint.

    • Kamui
      October 14, 2014

      I suspect we are talking about a Redmi Note from the beggining right? Or else if redmi is 5.5″ then Note will be 7″ or something like that

  6. joe
    October 14, 2014

    I only need the confirm dual sim suport

  7. sam
    October 14, 2014

    Even the original Redmi hasn’t event launched in India. This is gonnna take months or years to come to India. #Feeling toooo sad# T-T

  8. Stalin
    October 14, 2014

    ugliest bezel ! its nice phone but big ugly bezels !!!

  9. October 14, 2014

    I have never liked the design of any redmi phone. Aside from the Mi4, Xiaomi have never made any beautiful looking smartphone before.

  10. liljohn
    October 14, 2014

    5.3″ thin bezels
    backlit virtual button (menu-home-back)
    and all the rumoured specs + pemium build

  11. liljohn
    October 14, 2014

    +fast charging

  12. Qidamin
    October 15, 2014

    Quite big, 159 height and 82 width! Meixu MX4 is way smaller!

  13. Abir
    October 15, 2014

    Was hoping for a smaller device, 4.7″ 720p is good enough improvements should have been made elsewhere, like RAM and battery and OS optimization.
    P.S – Slimmer bezels please

  14. sandertrots
    October 15, 2014

    the only thing i wanna know with MEDIATEK chip is,
    does the GPS work ?
    otherwise i will never again buy a mediatek phone.

    • balcobomber25
      October 15, 2014

      That hasn’t been a problem for a while now. Every Mediatek phone I have had over the past 2 years has had no problems getting a GPS lock.

      • sandertrots
        October 16, 2014

        strange, my Ulefone U692 with MTK6592 is hopeless in gps navigation

        • balcobomber25
          October 16, 2014

          I’ve never used an Ulefone (actually never heard of them). I’ve used phones from TCL (Alcatel), THL, and Xiaomi all have had Mediatek and none had any issues with GPS.

  15. d
    October 16, 2014

    Your sources are idiots than. You really think that they would put 1080P 3GB Ram and 20MP into a phone at that price. That’s higher than the Mi4. Do you even bother to proof read this shit?

    • balcobomber25
      October 16, 2014

      Their sources are usually spot on. Which is the reason most of us come here.