Xiaomi sub-brand Redmi’s CEO Lu Weibing on Wednesday confirmed that they are working on a new device running Qualcomm’s flagship chipset, the Snapdragon 855.
Lu, in a post on Chinese social media platform Weibo, mentioned about a “Redmi 855” with “stronger performance, longer battery life, better camera, higher screen ratio, Redmi 855, worth waiting for…”
According to a GizmoChina report, the “Redmi 855” will be lit by a big 6.39-inch screen and will come with 8GB of RAM and 128GB built-in storage. The report also said it will have a 32MP selfie camera and a 48MP+8MP+13MP triple camera setup.
Since Redmi is developing the smartphone, we can expect the 855 to be reasonably priced, well within the range of Poco F1. To cut costs, it might compromise on a premium glass-sandwich design as well as “luxuries” like an OLED display.
Xiaomi, at the launch of the Redmi Note 7 in China, announced making Redmi an independent sub-brand. Under the new strategy, the sub-brand launched the Redmi Note 7, Note 7 Pro, Redmi Y3 and Redmi 7, among others, in India. All devices are significant upgrades over their predecessors launched last year, with flashy new two-tone gradients and U-shaped notches, along with newer-gen processors.