Yesterday, Lu Weibing, vice president of Xiaomi Group and general manager of Redmi brand organized a poll for Redmi fans asking: “What factors/functions do you care most when buying mobile phones for your parents?” The voting results show that big batteries and affordability is the most important demand for the majority of Redmi users. Wang Teng, product director of Xiaomi, revealed that Lu Weibing is doing a research for the next Redmi mobile phone thus this poll result will be considered for the development of the next Redmi smartphone.
Regrettably, Lu Weibing and Wang Teng did not reveal the details of the upcoming Redmi device. We know that Redmi is working on the Redmi Note 7 Pro and Redmi 7. The Redmi Note 7 Pro is equipped with a 48-megapixel ultra-clear camera (Sony IMX586) and it will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 mobile platform.
As of now, details on the Redmi 7 are not clear but Lei Jun, Xiaomi’s CEO said that the use of Snapdragon 855 SoC on a Redmi Phone has begun research and development. However, he did not disclose the specific release time.