Redmi’s upcoming flagship to be gaming-centric, new report suggests two variants in the making

By Digit NewsDesk | Published on May 12 2019
Redmi’s upcoming flagship to be gaming-centric, new report suggests two variants in the making
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Redmi GM Liu Weibing says upcoming Redmi smartphone will be optimised for gaming.

The company is also expected to launch two phones.

One is a Redmi flagship while the other one could be a mid-ranger.

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Redmi confirmed it will soon launch a Snapdragon 855 powered smartphone, which is expected to be its first flagship device. We already know about the upcoming phones from the bits and pieces of information the company’s GM Lu Weibing keeps sharing. Now, the executive says that the Redmi flagship will be optimised for gaming. In a Weibo post, the Weibing lists the three ‘pain points’ currently associated with gaming smartphones, which are said to be addressed with the company’s upcoming device. Additionally, an out-of-the-blue report by the tipster Ishan Agarwal suggests that the company is readying not one, but two phones. The report also doles out some additional information about the two devices. 

Let’s start with the official information we have from Weibing. The company executive says that the Redmi phone will address three main problems that are said to be common with smartphone gaming. These issues are said to be break or game delay, frequency reduction and battery. While there’s no additional information on what this means, rumours suggest that reducing game delay might be a nod at the Snapdragon 855 SoC, which is expected to handle all gaming needs smoothly. On the other hand, a screen with higher refresh rate could also be included, along with a bigger battery, which has already been teased. 

As for the other report, Redmi might be preparing to launch not one but two Redmi phones. As per the tipster, one of the phones is a flagship that the company is teasing while the other one could be a midranger. If true, this info wouldn’t be too surprising since Realme is also speculated to announce two phones in China, the Realme X with Snapdragon 855 and the Realme X Lite with a Snapdragon 710 SoC. The report also tips at the various storage and colour versions the upcoming Redmi phone might be made available in. It will reportedly be announced in 6GB RAM model with options to select from 64GB or 128GB of storage and 8GB RAM model with 128GB and 256GB storage options. The handset might be made available in Red, Carbon Fiber and Blue colour models. 

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