Last month, a report claimed that Xiaomi is all geared up to launch a Redmi phone with a 48MP rear camera and a punch hole display. Fast forward to January, the Chinese company has now confirmed the report saying that the launch event will be on January 10. Except the date, Xiaomi did not delve out any other information about the upcoming device. There are conflicting reports which claim that the phone will either be the Xiaomi Redmi Pro 2 or the the Redmi 7.
The companu has teased an image which has “Redmi” written on it, alongside the date and time of the launch. A shadow in the image reads 48, possible implying the 48MP camera setup on the device. According to a previous report, the 48MP sensor could be a part of the triple camera setup on the back panel of the phone. Apart from this, this Redmi phone could have a punch-hole in the display to incorporate the selfie camera. Just like the Samsung Galaxy A8s and Honor View 20, this Redmi smarrtphone is expected to have an LCD panel.
Interestingly, the Google translation of the Chinese Weibo post made by the company reads, “New independent brand, Redmi conference. January 10, open the door!”. We cannot confirm the development so this has to be taken with a pinch of salt, however it's possible that Redmi could become an independent brand altogether. As far as the Xiaomi Redmi Pro 2 and the Redmi 7 are concerned, both phones have made an appearance in leaks. The Xiaomi Redmi 7 series have allegedly received 3C certification and have been listed on TENAA. The Redmi Pro 2 was allegedly leaked two weeks ago.
A report claimed that three models - M1901F7E, M1901F7T and M1901F7C - have received the 3C certification and are listed on the website with a 10W charger. The unidentified models of these smartphones were dubbed the Redmi 7, Redmi 7A and Redmi 7 Pro. Another device with model number M1901F9T was also spotted on TENAA showing a smartphone with a waterdrop-shaped notch on a 5.84-inch display. This was later found out to be Xiaomi Mi Play that was launched in China just before Christmas.
In December, Xiaomi President Lin Bin had shared an image of a phone with a 48MP camera. Rumours said that the phone could be the Redmi Pro 2 and powered by the Snapdragon 675 chipset. The Snapdragon 675 was announced in October and is considered a powerful mid-range mobile platform. More importantly though, the Snapdragon 675 has support for capturing 48MP images.