Xiaomi is all set to make some changes in its popular Redmi brand. The company confirmed a couple of days back that the brand was going independent, much like Honor acts as a separate brand from Huawei. The primary reason given by Lei Jun for this big change was allowing the two brands, Xiaomi, and Redmi to focus on their respective high-end and low-end segments. But this change might bring some upgrades to the Redmi lineup, at least according to the comments from CEO Lei Jun.
The only thing constant in life is change. When the change from micro USB to USB-C came, it was presumed that all smartphones and accessories would change to USB-C by the end of 2018. However, that isn’t the case. There are a lot of devices still functioning on micro USB connectivity including Redmi devices. However, Founder and CEO of Xiaomi, Lei Jun posted comments on Chinese microblogging website Weibo asking his followers whether they would like to see a USB-C port on Redmi phones. There is no information whether the upcoming Redmi phone will feature USB-C so it is safe to assume that the upcoming device could move to USB-C connectivity. Adding USB-C connectivity instead of micro USB could increase the cost of the device, so it will be interesting to see how the smartphone is priced moving forward.
Redmi has confirmed the phone with a 48MP rear camera saying that the launch event will be on January 10. It is assumed that this device will come with USB C. Except the date, there is no official information about the upcoming device. There are conflicting reports which claim that the phone will either be the Xiaomi Redmi Pro 2 or the Redmi 7.
The upcoming Redmi smartphone is confirmed to come with a 48MP camera on board. mi Recent TENAA certifications further reveal a few features about the phone, including its gradient design. You can read all about it from here. Another interesting rumor going around is that the Redmi brand could be headed by Gionee’s former president, Lu Weibing. A couple of days back, Xiaomi’s CEO Lei Jun revealed that Lu had joined the company but he failed to reveal his exact role. The timing of the announcement and the news about Redmi going independent could have led to these speculations. For now, we don’t have any official confirmation in this regard.