Mi A3, Xiaomi Play & Redmi Pro 2 Leaked: Checkout Xiaomi’s Next Exciting Lineup!
Xiaomi now wants to experiment with smartphone categories they haven't tried before. Will it work?
Xiaomi has its hands full till next year first quarter. The company is reportedly working on a streak of smartphones all set to launch within a very short span. Its next is Xiaomi Play, all set to launch on December 24.
The Redmi 7 series was recently certified, hinting at an imminent launch.
Up next we have the third generation Mi A3 Android One phone and the Redmi Pro 2, which is being tipped to be launching with the 48-megapixel IMX 586 sensor. It will probably have a punch-hole display housing the front camera sensor.
Xiaomi Play: The Xiaomi Budget Gaming Phone
The company already has a dedicated gaming phone, Black Shark Helo. Its new bet in the gaming domain is Xiaomi Play, a rebranded version of the Indian Poco F1 for China. The device will get a complete makeover in China. It’s being dubbed to be put against Honor Play, as the name suggests.
The Xiaomi Play teaser is out with the front and back sides, and it doesn’t look like Poco F1.
The Xiaomi Play has a water drop notch display with a rear dual camera setup. There’s also a circular fingerprint sensor at the back with a glass like finish on the out. If its a rebranded Poco F1, the company has made the phone look premium and more handsome.
Coming to the color variations, Xiaomi Play will reportedly have 10 color combinations of black, gold, rose gold, white, blue, red, pink, gray, silver and green.
The TENAA listing says that Xiaomi Play will have a rear dual camera setup comprising of a 12-megapixel primary sensor coupled with a 20-megapixel secondary sensor.
As far the pricing is concerned, the smartphone will be launched in China somewhere around Rs 20,000. If it plans to bring the smartphone to India, it will be on par with Xiaomi Play at around 17,000 rupees.
Xiaomi’s 2019 Lineup: Mi A3, Redmi 7 Series, Note 7 Pro & More!
Xiaomi is working on its latest lineup for 2019. After Xiaomi Play, we will have the Redmi 2 Pro in January, followed by Redmi 7 series which includes Redmi 7A, Redmi 7 and Redmi 7 Pro. Then there’s the much-touted Mi A3 Android One phone, the third generation Mi A series smartphone.
Also, we have the next Pocophone, Xiaomi Poco F2 on the list as well.
The company has reportedly already started to work on the next Redmi Note, the Note 7 Pro. Though, it will another 6 to 8 months till the company brings Note 7 Pro to India.
Redmi Pro 2 With Snapdragon 675 & 48MP Camera
The Redmi Pro successor all set to launch in January 2019. The Xiaomi President Bin posted a 48MP Xiaomi phone hinting a new device to be launched in January. No it’s not Mi 9, and now a poster has been leaked confirming the Redmi Pro 2 smartphone.
The leaked post has also confirmed that Redmi Pro 2 will be powered by the new mid-range flagship SoC: Snapdragon 675. An upgrade over SD 660, the Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 675 processor offers better gaming capabilities, improved camera features, AI smarts, and powerful performance.
With Snapdragon 675, the upcoming Redmi Pro 2 is expected to be a midrange smartphone in the sub-25,000 bracket. The first Redmi Pro was launched back in 2016.
Rumors say that the Redmi 2 Pro may have an in-display selfie camera like Honor View 20 or the Huawei Nova 4, but that’s still a rumor. If the company launches a punch-hole display phone, it will become one of the first companies to launch such a device, with the first for Xiaomi in the range.
The massive upgrade, the Redmi 2 Pro will sport the 48MP Sony IMX 586 sensor, one of the three rear cameras.
Redmi phones are known to be affordable, but with the 48MP Redmi 2 Pro, that will change soon. In China, the Redmi Pro 2 is expected to be priced around CNY 2,000 (Rs 20,500).