Today, Lu Weibing, vice president of Xiaomi Group and general manager of the Redmi brand, said that a friend just informed him of the AnTuTu running score of the upcoming Redmi Snapdragon 855 flagship and according to Mr. Weibing, “the running point scared me.”
Under normal circumstances, Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 flagship platform has a 380,000 score on AnTuTu thus a well-optimized smartphone with the SD855 can easily exceed 400,000. The upcoming Redmi flagship will use a Snapdragon 855 SoC and with the current statement from Redmi’s general manager, its running score on AnTuTu will likely exceed 400,000. In addition to the flagship performance, the Redmi flagship also uses a full-screen display and the front camera adopts a pop-up camera design. Although the screen size is currently unknown, it will have a resolution of 2340×1080. Recent reports suggest that this device will use an on-screen fingerprint sensor although Lu Weibing earlier said that the feature is expensive which sparked speculation that Redmi will likely ditch it.
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Furthermore, Lu Weibing confirmed that the Redmi flagship will retain the 3.5mm headphone jack and will support NFC. Lu Weibing stressed that Redmi is going to declare war on all unreasonable pricing, and Redmi is the king of cost. Thus we expect that this smartphone will be one of the most cost-effective Snapdragon 855 smartphones when it arrives. As for the name of this smartphone, it is not known for now. However, the latest speculation suggests that it will be called Redmi K20 Pro although this name is unlikely.