07 February 2019
Xiaomi's sub-brand Redmi is expected to be working on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855-powered flagship smartphone. The official confirmation came in the form of a Weibo post shared by Lu Weibing, Redmi's General Manager. He shared a couple of photos of himself with the rest of Redmi team at Xiaomi's R&D Institute in Shenzen, China.
The meeting was held to discuss future plans for the Redmi brand and products that will be released under it. In the post caption, he mentioned that there are two smartphones under development. One of these phones is expected to be a flagship offering which will be the first of its kind under Redmi brand.
Xiaomi debuted Redmi as an independent sub-brand earlier this year followed by the release of the Redmi Note 7. It is the first smartphone under the brand since it evolved from being a smartphone lineup under Xiaomi. The phone has proved to be quite popular since its launch as it is the most affordable device with a 48-megapixel rear camera.
In related news, Xiaomi is busy preparing for the Redmi Note 7 global launch. It has already started teasing the same in an attempt to create some buzz around the arrival. India has been one of the most crucial markets for Xiaomi in recent times and the phone is expected to get launch in the country within this month itself. There have also been reports of Redmi Note 7 Pro being under works.