21 January 2021
Now that Qualcomm’s new flagship processor Snapdragon 888 is out, you can expect a new wave of phones utilizing this chip coming out next year. Qualcomm has already announced the names of as many as 14 OEMs that will bring their phones with Snapdragon 888 processor. One of the names on the list is Xiaomi and the name of its first phone, in fact, the world’s first phone with Snapdragon 888 is touted to be Mi 11.
Now, more information has surfaced on Xiaomi’s plans for the year 2021. According to the Chinese tipster Digital Chat Station, Xiaomi has two Mi phones and two Redmi phones in the making. Furthermore, another tipster Abhishek Yadav on Twitter added more meat to it by revealing the names of these alleged four phones.
Four New (2 Redmi + 2 Xiaomi) Smartphones With 108MP Will Launch Next Year While One Of Them is On Snapdragon 888.🖖— Abhishek Yadav (@yabhishekhd) December 7, 2020
Expected Devices Mi 11, Mi 11 Pro, Redmi K40 & Redmi K40 Pro https://t.co/oFrepVlmj6
According to the tipster, these phones could be Mi 11, Mi 11 Pro, Redmi K40, and Redmi K40 Pro. All these phones are said to be featuring the 108MP sensor. According to what we have been able to glean from the translated tweet of the Chinese tipster and the additional information from another tipster, one of the models from each group is powered by the newest Snapdragon 888 processor.
We believe one of them is Mi 11 Pro, as Xiaomi had already confirmed that the Mi 11 will be the world’s first phone with Snapdragon 888 processor. And, there is one Redmi phone as well, probably the Redmi K40 Pro. After the launch of the Snapdragon 888 processor, Redmi director, Lu Weibing also confirmed that the brand’s next flagship will also be among the first phones with SD888 SoC. So, we believe this could be the Redmi K40 Pro.
There is hardly any information available on the Redmi K40 Pro, but there are a couple of early details available on the flagship Mi 11 Pro. The phone is tipped to arrive with a Quad HD+ display panel with a 120Hz refresh rate. Recently, an alleged protective film of the Mi 11 Pro had also surfaced, courtesy of Ice Universe on Twitter. The leaked image shows a curved screen is coming.
小米俩电池通过认证，感觉像双电芯，这样一来就是额定4780mAh和4970mAh，标准值5000mAh±。3C电芯给55W，估计35分钟左右满电吧[吃瓜] pic.twitter.com/RbAa63RcO0— Digital Chat Station (@StationChat) December 7, 2020
In one of the previous tweets, the Chinese tipster also revealed that the batteries of two top-tier phones from Xiaomi and Redmi have received 3C certification. According to what has been spotted on the certification site by the tipster, Mi 11 Pro phone will bear a 2,845Ah battery and Redmi K40 Pro could get 2,390mAh. The tipster claims that these might be dual-cell batteries. So, the total rated value is going to be 4,780mAh for one and 4,970mAh for the other. It is expected that the Mi 11 Pro and Redmi K40 Pro might bear the new 55W fast-charging tech which will fully charge the batteries in just 35 minutes.
These are just the early days, we might get to know more about these devices as the days pass by.