Leaks suggest that the Redmi flagship will launch in two versions. One of the two versions is expected to launch as Redmi K20 Pro for China, while the second model is expected to hit other markets including India as the Poco F2.
- In China Redmi is now an independent brand.
- In markets like India, Redmi and Mi come under Xiaomi brand name.
- Redmi is now moving its focus to flagship level phones too.
Redmi is now an independent brand. It has been months now. In January this year, Redmi separated from Mi to become an independent entity and bring power-packed phones at various price segments. It must be noted that Redmi is an independent brand in China for now. In markets like India, Redmi and Mi come under Xiaomi brand name.
Around four phones have already been launched under the Redmi brand this year. The phones are the Redmi Note 7, the Redmi Note 7 Pro, the Redmi Y3 and the Redmi Go. It now looks like Xiaomi wants to be everywhere. We say this because Redmi is now moving its focus to flagship level phones too. The company GM confirmed months ago that Redmi is soon going to launch its flagship device powered by Snapdragon 855 processor and several other flagship-level specs and features. Rumours had suggested that the Redmi flagship will launch on May 13 in Beijing, but looks like the rumours were not authentic.
Redmi flagship name
Before heading to the specs and features that the Redmi phone is expected to pack let’s talk about the name of the phone. So, what will be the name of the Redmi flagship? Past rumours suggested names like Redmi Pro 2 and Redmi X for the Redmi flagship. But later the Redmi GM Lu Weibing confirmed that the name of the Redmi flagship will be better than Redmi X. Soon after Weibing said that some leaks and rumours started suggesting Redmi K20 Pro as the name of the Redmi flagship. The company is yet to officially reveal the name of the Redmi flagship. Considering the leaks and rumours the company may introduce a new lineup for its flagship phones.
Redmi flagship specs and features
Almost everything is known about the Redmi flagship. The complete specs sheet of the phone has been leaked ahead of the launch. Besides the rumours and leaks, the Redmi GM has also confirmed some of the key details about the Redmi flagship – that is expected to be called the Redmi K20 Pro. Let’s take a look at the specs that the Redmi flagship is said to offer to the consumers:
–The Redmi flagship is expected to come packed with a 6.39-inch AMOLED notchless display. The company is yet to confirm this spec.
–Rumours suggest that the Redmi flagship will be the cheapest Snapdragon 855 chipset yet. Another leak suggests that the Redmi flagship will come in two versions – one will be exclusive to China, while the second one will hit other markets including India as the Poco F2.
–The Redmi flagship is rumoured to come in four different RAM and storage versions. The models include — 6GB RAM + 64GB storage, 6GB RAM + 128GB storage, 8GB RAM + 128GB storage and 8GB RAM + 256GB storage.
–One of the key highlights of the Redmi flagship is said to the pop-up selfie camera on the front. This is said to be the first ever pop-up selfie camera phone from Xiaomi. Rumours suggest that the pop-up selfie camera of the Redmi flagship will include 32MP sensor in it.
–Due to the presence of the pop-up selfie camera the Redmi flagship is said to include an all-screen display. This suggests that unlike the Mi 9 flagship phone the Redmi flagship will not include any notch on the screen to include the selfie camera in it.
–Leaked posters reveal that the Redmi flagship will include three cameras on the back panel including — 48MP primary sensor + 8MP ultrawide sensor and 16MP telephoto lens. Notably, this is the first Redmi phone to come with three cameras on the back panel.
–The Redmi GM has also confirmed that the Redmi flagship will launch with Android Q beta update similar to the OnePlus 7 Pro.
–The Redmi flagship is tipped to sport the same 4000mAh battery setup as the Redmi Note 7 series.
–The phone is expected to come in three colours options including — Red, Blue, and Carbon Fibre.
–The Redmi flagship is expected to include an in-display fingerprint sensor.
–The Redmi GM has confirmed that the Redmi flagship will include the 3.5mm headphone jack.
Redmi flagship will come to India as Poco F2?
That is what the rumours suggest. Leaks suggest that the Redmi flagship will launch in two versions. One of the two versions is expected to launch as Redmi K20 Pro for China, while the second model is expected to hit other markets including India as the Poco F2. Some rumours suggest that alongside the Redmi flagship the company is also gearing up to launch a Redmi laptop.