Xiaomi teases a new Redmi with 'super performance'
Xiaomi is planning to launch a new Redmi smartphone in China and may be one of the first to use a new MediaTek 820 chipset. The Chinese Vice President and General Manager of Redmi, Lu Weibing, teased the introduction of a new Redmi smartphone that will offer 'super performance.' The launch is said to have taken place this month. Along with the new high-performance smartphone, Xiaomi is also expected to launch an affordable Redmi device that could be the Redmi 9.
With the leaks and the launch of the new chipset on Monday, Xiaomi may have revealed the new Redmi smartphone before the end of this month. The company has recently introduced Redmi Note 9 operated by MediaTek's Helio G85. The device gets a 6.5-inch IPS LCD panel with Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Redmi Note 9 also gets a quad camera setup on the rear panel. One of the biggest reveals by the company 's chief, Weibing came in the form of another social media post on Weibo where he shared MediaTek 's post on their new Dimensity SoC which will also support 5G.
MediaTek will be hosting a launch event on 18 May and is supposed to share further information about the new chipset that the rumor mill is naming Dimensity 820. Two Xiaomi smartphones have recently been found with an undisclosed MediaTek chipset on the Chinese regulatory platform, TENNAA. One of these two devices could be what Weibing was talking about. According to the TENNAA listing, the chipset on the new device comes with eight cores and the single core score is above 600 for the M2004J7AC model whereas the multi-core score was recorded over 2000.