Redmi Smartphone With Helio G90T Gaming Processor Teased

MediaTek unveiled its gaming focused Helio G90 and Helio G90T chipsets yesterday. The G90T SoC can support up to 90Hz displays, 64-megapiel camera sensor with quad camera setup and up to 10 GB of RAM whereas the Helio G90 supports up to 60Hz displays, 48-megapixel triple camera setup and up to 8 GB of RAM.

Shortly after the announcement, Xiaomi Global VP and Managing Director for India took to Twitter to confirm that the company will be launching a Helio G90T processor powered smartphone in India. Also, Redmi General Manager Lu Weibing has teased that a Redmi phone with Helio G90T processor is in works for China.

Lu Weibing had recently hinted that Redmi will be holding a launch event in China in August. Speculations are rife that it could be announcing 40-inch and 70-inch Redmi TVs. However, other rumors have claimed that it may announce the world’s first smartphone with 64-megapixel camera. A tipster from China has speculated that it could be Redmi 7 Pro.

Last year, Redmi had released Redmi 6A, Redmi 6 and Redmi 6 Pro smartphones. However, it has only released Redmi 7A and Redmi 7 smartphones. Since Redmi is yet to announce the Redmi 7 Pro, it could be the upcoming Helio G90T powered phone. There is a possibility that it could be some other handset or an 8th-generation Redmi phone. Hence, it is advisable to wait for further leaks to know more on the device.

On AnTuTu and Geekbench benchmarks, the Helio G90 has outscored the Snapdragon 730 gaming focused SoC from Qualcomm. The Helio G90T is an octa-core processor with two Cortex A76 CPU cores working at 2.05GHz and six Cortex A55 CPU cores clocking at 2GHz. It features ARM Mali-G76. It supports up to 10 GB of LPDDRX RAM, UFS 2.1 and eMMC 5.1 storage, Cat. 12 LTE WorldMode modem and Bluetooth 5.0.

9 Xiaomi Devices To Get Android Q This Year, Redmi Note 7 To Get It In 2020

Xiaomi is developing new versions of its custom Android overlay, MIUI, independent of major upgrades in Android. The coming up versions of MIUI i.e. MIUI 11 has been in the development phase since January and it has promised to come with better icons and animations, system- wide dark theme, and several other performance as well as battery optimizations.

While the release of MIUI 11 has not finalized yet, Xiaomi has begun talking about the availability of Android Q on smartphones such as the Mi MIX 3, Mi 9, Redmi K20 series and seven others.

Xiaomi made the announcement via the MIUI Forums in China, detailing the schedule for the availability of the stable version of Android Q. As per the post, these smartphones from Xiaomi and Redmi are eligible for the update:

  • In Q4 2019:
    • Xiaomi Mi 9
    • Redmi K20 Pro
    • Xiaomi Mi 8
    • Xiaomi Mi 8 Screen Fingerprint Edition
    • Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition
    • Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S
    • Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
    • Redmi K20
    • Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
  • In Q1 2020
    • Redmi Note 7
    • Redmi Note 7 Pro (added later)

Following the launch of Android Q Beta for non- Pixel devices it was made available for the Mi MIX 3 and the Mi 9 while the Redmi K20 Pro was added to the program soon after its launch. So, these devices can be expected to be prioritized over the others in the list.

It is to be noted that this schedule applies only to Chinese variants and the availability of Android Q on the Indian/global variants of these and other devices is not clear for now. We expect the global updates to follow the release in China a few weeks later. The company also stresses that this is a rough estimate for the update and the schedule may change in the case of unforeseen hiccups. It is still in the process of considering other devices for the Android Q update.

In the meantime, we also hope to see a glimpse of MIUI 11, which should be launching soon.

Update: Redmi Note 7 Pro added to the list

The list was refreshed soon after we reported the development with Redmi Note 7 Pro being added to it. As per the source, the Redmi Note 7 Pro will also receive Android Q update in the first quarter of 2020 alongside the Redmi Note 7.

Redmi Flagship To Arrive With The Name K20

Redmi’s upcoming flagship phone which will feature the Snapdragon 855 was being since a quite a long time now. The brand’s General Manager Lu Weibing went on Weibo on Monday asking users to help with the naming of the new flagship and today he officially announced the upcoming device will be called the K20.

According to Weibing “K series is the performance flagship of Redmi and K is the killer first”. So we know where the K comes but why the 20 you may ask? Well, it seems that there is no exact reasoning behind the number apart from competing with Huawei as Weibing said his company has a lot to learn from Huawei’s approach to marketing.

According to sources, the phone will feature a 6.39-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen with a built-in fingerprint reader and Corning Gorilla Glass 6. The front camera will be mounted on a pop-up mechanism and sport a 20MP sensor. The highlight of the phone will be its Snapdragon 855 chipset – a first for the newly spun-off Redmi subbrand.

Around the back, the phone will feature a triple camera array with a 48MP main, 8MP ultra-wide and 16MP telephoto sensors. The battery will come in at 4,000 mAh with 27W fast charging support.

We might see the K20 with as the POCO F2 in certain regions but that’s just speculation at this point. The phone will be offered in Carbon Black, Glacier Blue, and Flame Red colors. We should be hearing more news about the Redmi K20 so stay tuned.

Redmi X Flagship Likely To Be Called K20 Pro

Redmi is recently working on a flagship device which is likely to be powered by the Snapdragon 855 chipset. Previous leaks suggested the handset would be called Redmi X. But a recent leak says that the previous leaks were offbeat and it might actually be called the “Redmi K20 Pro”.

The cover confirms that the Redmi flagship or the Redmi K20 Pro will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor. It also suggests that the Redmi K20 Pro will come with a 6.39-inch AMOLED display, 4000mAh battery setup that is also seen on the latest Redmi Note 7 series, and 48MP rear camera.

Talking about the display, the Redmi K20 Pro sports a 6.39 inch AMOLED display which is destined to have Full HD+ resolution. The leaked document reveals that the device is powered by a large 4,000 mAh battery. Noteworthy, it also supports 27 W fast charging which can speedily charge the device from zero to full. Other details including the price, resolution of front-facing selfie camera and storage variants will be publicised once it officially launches.

The smartphone is almost certain to be released at a budget pricing, since it would fall under the Redmi brand. Given that Xiaomi has the tendency to offer more value for the money, we may also expect Xiaomi to throw in features such as in-display fingerprint sensors. Weibing posting about the Redmi k20 Pro’s name also confirms that Redmi is indeed working on such a phone, and it remains to be seen what the Redmi flagship is eventually named.

Redmi Flagship Smartphone To Come With, 3.5mm Audio Jack, Ultrawide Camera, NFC

The sub- brand of Xiaomi, Redmi which is now operating independently has confirmed to be working on a flagship smartphone powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 octa-core 7nm processor.

However, there are a lot of contradicting leaks and rumors surrounding the upcoming flagship smartphone. But, Lu Weibing, President of Redmi is quite active on social media and has been teasing the phone’s features.

He has now confirmed through Weibo that the phone will come with an ultra-wide camera sensor. Earlier, it was revealed that the smartphone will have a triple camera setup on the back, consisting of a 48 MP + 13 MP + 8 MP sensors — same as the Mi 9 SE.

It has also been said that the upcoming Redmi flagship will come with support for a 3.5mm headphone jack as well as NFC. Previously leaked information suggests that the phone will feature a 6.3-inch display with 2340 x 1080 pixels screen resolution.

Under the hood, it is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 octa-core SoC with up to 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal storage. It is expected to come with a 32 MP front-facing snapper for taking selfies and video calling.

In the software department, we expect the smartphone to come pre-installed with the Android 9 Pie operating system based MIUI 10. It will also come with support for some sort of fast charging but battery capacity is not yet known.

As for the name, there were leaked about the phone being named Redmi X. But Redmi president Lu Weibing recently confirmed that it’s not Redmi X and the phone will have a better name.

This suggests that the Redmi X is some kind of an internal name or the name of another smartphone which is powered by the Snapdragon 730 chipset. Manu Kumar Jain, Xiaomi India MD and Global VP recently teased this smartphone for the India launch, but nothing much is know at this time.

Redmi Note 7 Pro Gets New MIUI 10 Update In India, Includes Camera Improvements

Redmi Note 7 Pro is going to get a MIUI 10 Global Stable ROM V10.2.8.0.PFHINXM update. The update will bring a host of camera improvements and the March 2019 Android Security patch. The company has also published Recovery ROM and Fastboot ROM links. 

 To recall, the Redmi Note 7 Pro phone was launched in India first last month, and it was made available in China a week later.

MIUI 10 Global Stable ROM V10.2.8.0.PFHINXM is rolling out to Redmi Note 7 Pro users in India via an over-the-air rollout. The company made the announcement on its MIUI India forums, and has also published Recovery ROM and Fastboot ROM links for manual downloads. It’s worth noting that both these methods will require flashing your phone, so ensure that you backup your data before manually downloading the update.

As per the official changelog shared by Xiaomi, the latest Redmi Note 7 Pro update brings a host of camera upgrades like sharpness improvements in both 48-megapixel and 12-megapixel modes. There are also improvements related to an issue regarding underexposure in the portrait mode, and visibility and image brightness issue in low light details. The update also brings enhancements in indoor AWB (auto white balance).

The update also fixes issues that didn’t allow the screen to light up while using gestures, a screen brightness issue as well, and call-time bubble overlapping issue with notification icons.

Redmi Note 7 Pro price in India is set at ₹13,999 for the 4GB/ 64GB model, while its 6GB/ 128GB variant is priced at Rs. 16,999. It is available in Neptune Blue, Nebula Red, and Space Black colour options on Flipkart, Mi. Com, and Mi Home Stores. Key specifications of the phone include dual camera setup at the back with 48-megapixel primary sensor, a 4,000mAh battery, and Snapdragon 675 SoC.

Xiaomi Mi 9X To Come Up Soon

Xiaomi has been recently working on a new smartphone now. The company started the year with a bash. Within 3 months it has launched several phones like Redmi Note 7, Redmi Note 7 Pro, Mi 9, Mi 9 SE, Redmi 7, and Redmi Go.

Looks like the company is in no mood to stop anytime soon. Xiaomi is reportedly working on a new smartphone under the Mi 9 series aka Mi 9X.

 A post on Chinese microblogging site — Weibo — has revealed all the key specs details about the Mi 9X. Not just specs the expected price of the Mi 9X has also been leaked.

Going by the leak it looks like Xiaomi Mi 9X will be a toned down version of the Mi 9. The leak suggests that Mi 9X will come with dot drop notch, triple cameras on the back, single camera on the front, 48MP main rear camera, and Snapdragon 675 — it is the same processor that powers the Redmi Note 7 Pro. Let’s take a quick look at key specs of the Mi 9X according to the leak.

–The Mi 9X will come with a 6.4-inch AMOLED display with Full HD+ screen resolution and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. This also means that the screen-to-body-ratio of the Mi 9X will be much bigger and suitable for multimedia experience.

–The Mi 9X will include waterdrop notch on the front much like the recently launched Redmi Note 7, Redmi Note 7 Pro, Mi 9, Mi 9 SE, and Redmi 7.

The leak suggests that the phone will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 processor.

–The Weibo post has revealed only one variant of the phone with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage. There may be other variants too.

–On the rear panel the phone is said to include triple camera setup where the primary sensor will be of 48MP, secondary will be a 13MP sensor for ultrawide shots and an 8MP sensor for depth or portrait clicks. The 48MP camera is tipped to use Sony IMX586 sensor.

–On the front, the Mi 9X is tipped to come packed with a 32MP selfie shooter. The selfie camera will sit inside the dot drop notch.

–The Mi 9X is said to come packed with 3300mAh battery with 18W Quick Charge 4+ fast charging support.

In addition to the specs, the Weibo post has also revealed that the expected starting price of the Xiaomi 9X. The phone is said to launch at a starting price of CNY 1,699 — which roughly translates to around Rs 17,500. The Mi 9X is expected to launch in China first and later may be followed by other markets. Considering the Mi series doesn’t launch in India, the Mi 9X may also not come to the country.

Xiaomi Reveals Redmi Note 7 Pro Exclusive In India, China

The Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi has revealed that the Redmi Note 7 Pro will not launch in countries other than India and China. 

Xiaomi’s Regional Director for Southeast Asia, John Chen vaguely announced that it’s a ‘product strategy’. The Redmi Note 7, on the other hand, has been launched in other countries, apart from India and China.

 India, particularly, has been a very important market for Xiaomi, where its growth has been phenomenal in the recent years.

Chen took to Facebook to make this announcement. He says, “As much as I would like to, I regret to inform everyone that Redmi Note 7 Pro will NOT have the official international version releasing to countries other than China and India due to our product strategy. Nonetheless, our newly released Redmi Note 7 starting from THB 4999 or PHP 7990 is the best value for money smartphone with 48MP camera in the market. We welcome everyone to test and try out. We will be bringing more exciting new products with best value to you soon. Stay with us for more updates.”

Earlier this month, Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 7 Pro in India, making it the first market to get the smartphone. It was later launched in China, and its India price starts Rs. 13,999 for the 4GB + 64GB variant, whereas the 6GB + 128GB version will be offered at Rs. 16,999. It is available in three colours – Neptune Blue, Nebula Red, and Space Black – via Mi.com, Flipkart, and Mi Home stores, with select offline retailers to follow.

Xiaomi looks to expand its offline presence in India by increasing its Mi Store to 5,0000 by the end of 2019. The Chinese giant, with 28.9 per cent market share led the Indian smartphone market in 2018, followed by South Korean brand Samsung at 22.4 percent and Vivo at 10 percent, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) report.

Redmi Note 7 Pro specifications

The Redmi Note 7 Pro sports the same “Aura Design” as the Redmi Note 7 as well as the same 6.3-inch Full-HD+ screen with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and waterdrop-style notch (aka Dot Notch). Both front and back of the phone are covered by 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 5 for added durability. The smartphone is powered by 11nm manufacturing process-based octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC, coupled with 4GB/ 6GB of RAM, and 64GB/ 128GB of inbuilt storage with a microSD card slot (up to 256GB).

Among other specifications, the Redmi Note 7 Pro packs a dual camera setup on the back that includes a 48-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.79 lens and a 5-megapixel secondary depth sensor. The company has also added a number of artificial intelligence (AI) powered features in the camera app of the phone, including AI scene detection, AI Portrait 2.0, and Night mode. Additionally, there is a 13-megapixel front shooter on the phone as well as support for 4K video recording on the rear camera.

The phone runs on Android Pie-based MIUI 10 and the company says that it has added enhanced system optimisations in the Redmi Note 7 Pro, which, Xiaomi claims, provide 10 percent faster system responsiveness. It has also included a 4,000mAh battery with Quick Charge 4.0 support in the phone.

Further, you will get a rear fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C port, 3.5mm audio jack, and dual-SIM support (hybrid). In terms of the connectivity capabilities, the Redmi Note 7 Pro gets 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.0, and Infrared.

Redmi Go To Be Ready For Sale On Flipkart, Mi.com At 12 Noon Today

Redmi Go was recently launched in India and now its first sale is to begin on Flipkart and Mi.Com today. It is the first phone from Xiaomi which runs on the Android Go operating system.

The Redmi Go packs a 3,000mAh battery, an HD display, a dedicated microSD card slot, and comes with support for over 20 Indian languages. There’s also Google Assistant support in Hindi as well as Hinglish in the Redmi Go smartphone.

 

The Redmi Go phone will go on sale on Flipkart, Mi.com, and Mi Home stores from 12pm (noon) IST today. We recommend interested buyers should register and fill in address and payment details beforehand.

Redmi Go price in India

The Redmi Go price in India has been set at Rs. 4,499 for the 1GB RAM/ 8GB inbuilt storage variant. For now, the 1GB RAM/ 16GB inbuilt storage variant has not been launched in the country. It will be made available in two colour variants — Black and Blue.

 

Redmi Go launch offers include up to Rs. 2,200 Jio cashback and up to 100GB free. Flipkart has also listed no-cost EMI options and extra 5 percent off with Axis Bank Buzz credit card.

 

Redmi Go specifications

 

The dual-SIM (Nano) Redmi Go runs Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition) and sports a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display. It is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC, coupled with 1GB of RAM and the Adreno 308 GPU. Xiaomi has announced a single inbuilt storage variants of the Redmi Go in India – 8GB – and it is expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB) with its own dedicated slot. Users also get unlimited storage on Google Photos in high quality resolution, said to be a first in the segment.

 

The Redmi Go features an 8-megapixel rear camera with 1.12-micron pixels, an f/2.0 aperture, and a single LED flash module. The company is also touting full-HD video recording, apart from HDR features, real-time filters, and smart scene detection. On the front, the Redmi Go bears a 5-megapixel camera, with 1.12-micron pixels and an f/2.2 aperture. HDR features for the front camera were also touted – said to be a feature that’s new for the entry-level segment.

 

  • Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The Redmi Go measures 140.4×70.1×8.35mm and weighs 137 grams. It runs on a 3,000mAh battery that the company touts can provide a standby time up to 10 days.