Redmi is working on a Snapdragon 855 powered flagship
Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi has always majorly focused on entry-level and midrange smartphone up till now. But after turning into an independent sub-brand, it has set its sights on the flagship smartphone segment. The Redmi Note 7 is the first Redmi branded phone and has managed to gather a lot of attention primarily because of its aggressive pricing.
After seeing the success of the Redmi Note 7, a new report now says that the company is indeed working on Redmi Note 7 Pro and a flagship phone which will be running on a Snapdragon 855 processor. By entering into the premium smartphone segment, Redmi will compete against the like of OnePlus, Samsung and Apple. It will also compete with Xiaomi’s own sub-brands like POCO and Xiaomi Mi 8.
The company hinted that it was working on a phone with Snapdragon 855 and Redmi Note 7 Pro during the launch of Redmi Note 7 and now the same has been confirmed by the CEO of the company in a Weibo post. Lu Weibing, the General Manager of the Redmi, revealed information that his crew in Xioami’s Shenzhen R&D Institute where they’ve discussed the future of Redmi as a brand and its upcoming devices.
According to the reports, the flagship smartphone with the Snapdragon 855 will be priced around CNY 2,500 (INR 26,000 ). Also, the Redmi Note 7 Pro will feature the new 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor. The Redmi Note 7 Pro is expected to launch post-Spring Festival this year while the launch timeline of the Snapdragon 855 smartphone remains uncertain.
The Redmi Note 7 was announced on January 15 and went on sale in China at a price of CNY 999 (INR 10,400). The Snapdragon 660 SoC powered smartphone is available in three variants and has a battery back up of 4000mAh battery with support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 4. The smartphone is expected to launch in India soon as the company has already started teasing its arrival.