10 May 2019
Xiaomi has been teasing about its upcoming flagship smartphone under the Redmi lineup. The phone has been teased multiple times already by the company’s top executives and is said to feature a near bezel-less display and flagship Snapdragon 855 processor.
Apart from the processor, the upcoming Redmi flagship is also said to come with a near bezel-less avatar. It is said to house a pop-up selfie camera module. However, apart from the obvious teasers, the company has today shared a teaser video revealing the most speculated feature of the phone. The video trailer of Avengers Endgame movie confirms the presence of the pop-up selfie camera on this new mid-range beast.
While we have no doubt that Xiaomi can produce high specced devices at a lip-smacking budget, availability of the devices has always been a concern. This time though while responding to one query on Weibo, Lu Weibing, Redmi’s General Manager has assured that the company is preparing enough stocks for the upcoming device. It looks like Xiaomi has finally learned that the flash sale gimmick might not work anymore with the arrival of the likes of Realme in the same segment. As a matter of fact, Realme has also teased one such device with a pop-up camera module the same day when Xiaomi released one.
Talking about the specifications, the Redmi flagship smartphone may come in two different variants. The first one could be the world’s cheapest Snapdragon 855 powered-device and may have features like NFC for contactless payments, 3.5 mm audio jack, triple rear camera setup housing a 48megapixel + 8megapixel and a 13-megapixel sensor. Recently, Xiaomi’s India boss, Manu Kumar Jain tweeted that the company would soon release a new device with the recently launched Snapdragon 730 Soc in the tow. Even this phone is said to come with a similar pop-up selfie camera module and may launch soon India.