Redmi general manager Lu Weibing posted on Weibo that the brand will have â€œnew surprisesâ€� this month, but it looks like a frequent leaker may have spoiled the party.
The Redmi 10X 4G seems to be the Chinese version of the Redmi Note 9, while the Redmi 9 or 10 should be a step below the Redmi Note series. But itâ€™s the last phone that has us intrigued.
The Dimensity 800 processor is a 5G-enabled MediaTek chipset, and itâ€™s positioned as an upper mid-range to mid-range processor. The chipset packs an octacore CPU (four Cortex-A76 and four Cortex-A55), a Mali-G77 MP4 GPU, and an integrated 5G modem. The mid-range nature of the SoC (roughly comparable to the Snapdragon 765 series) means we can expect a more affordable 5G phone from Redmi then, but how much cheaper?
Well, an apparently leaked memo obtained by ITHome last month says Xiaomi will launch a 1,599 yuan (~$226) 5G phone in June. Itâ€™s possible the Redmi phone in question and the handset mentioned by ITHome are the same device. If the two devices are the same, then itâ€™ll certainly be the cheapest Redmi 5G phone, edging out the ~$280 Redmi K30 5G.