The upcoming Redmi device has been shown again by Xiaomi’s CEO, Lei Jun in a video where he emphasized that this smartphone is a “Little King Kong” (the internal code name for the phone). The actual nomenclature of this device is not known for now. Some call it the Redmi 7 while others say its the Redmi Note 7. However, none of these names have been confirmed by the company. Aside from the fact that this device is rugged and highly resistant to drops, it seems that the glass display can take water droplets too as shown in the video.
The Redmi brand, as well as its first flagship smartphone, are expected to be announced on January 10th. One aspect of this device that is still unclear is the processor. According to previously disclosed information, Redmi’s new flagship may be equipped with a Qualcomm mid-range processor. Currently, the options include Snapdragon 660, Snapdragon 670, Snapdragon 675 and Snapdragon 710. The possibility of SD636 is very low. However, it is believed that SDM660/670/710 on this Redmi is doubtful because the device comes with a 48MP main sensor coupled with a 2/5MP depth sensor and these chips may not be able to support these features.
In all honesty, smartphone enthusiasts are hoping that Redmi pulls a huge stunt and use the SD845 on this one but that is most unlikely. A flagship phone with a mid-range processor isn’t entirely convincing and it may have problems in the market except the price is too good to be true.
The Redmi upcoming flagship smartphone uses a 6.3-inch waterdrop display making it the first ever Xiaomi phone to do so. To improve its appearance and quality, Redmi used double-sided 2.5D glass and a gradient colour design for this device. In addition, Lei Jun said that the company has done a lot of work on quality improvement and assured netizens that they won’t be disappointed. The lights of this device will be kept on by a decent 3900 mAh battery.