Xiaomi just recently announced that Redmi, one of the key lineups by Xiaomi targetting e-commerce will be a separate brand. After being separated from Xiaomi, Redmi also announced a new smartphone to be released on January 10th. Now this smartphone will be the first ever by them in 2019 and first after the separation as well. Some leaks lead to the fact that the new smartphone will be the Redmi Note 7 but it is yet unclear.
As the event closes in with only a few days left, new leaks have emerged which say quite enough about the device. First and foremost the release of a new poster shows the design of the smartphone from the front and the back, courtesy of Weibo. Furthermore, the device looks very similar to the Huawei nova lineup with a teardrop notch and a very mainstream rear camera setup. Overall the device looks clean as far as the exterior is concerned and the bezels are surprisingly thin. For the complete 360 degrees view, we would have to wait till 10th of January.
As a bonus, the Redmi Note 7 also made an appearance in a geekbench score which is a controversy itself. The Geekbench score confirms the model name while giving out a fair chunk of the specification sheet. According to the above-leaked score, the Redmi Note 7 will come with a Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor paired with 6GB of RAM and Android 9 Pie out of the box. Looking at the scores and the specification list it is safe to say that the device won’t turn any heads but Redmi devices are known for their exemplary performances while costing a fraction of the price. Moreover, the Note 7 will be their entry phone in 2019 which will further keep the competition busy. The Redmi Note 7 is expected to ship in 3 flavours, Black, Blue and a gradient colour from purple to shocking pink.