Redmi Note 8 Pro In The Making: Redmi Gaming Phone With Helio G90T?
Xiaomi India has confirmed that they are working on a new gaming smartphone, and it could be the next Note smartphone. While the company hasn’t confirmed anything about what it would be called, we only know that the company is working on a gaming smartphone to be launched in India shortly.
Some of the sources cite it to be Redmi Note 8 Pro, and some suggest Redmi 7 Pro.
The company has only launched two smartphones under the Redmi 7 series trio this year, and the Redmi 7 Pro is pending.
Redmi Note 8 Pro seems far, but the company many speed up the production to take on the Realme 3 Pro successor. The ex-Oppo sub-brand launches two budget flagships in a year unlike Redmi. The company may have some changes in the plan this year to take on the growing dominance of Realme in the budget space.
Redmi Gaming Smartphone On The Way: Redmi Note 8 Pro?
The newly separated Xiaomi sub-brand has already confirmed that the company will soon be launching a new gaming smartphone running on the latest MediaTek flagship processor, Helio G90T chip. Xiaomi hasn’t confirmed anything about what it would be called.
The leaked reports only confirm that the company is working on a gaming smartphone to be launched in the country and globally shortly. Some sources cite it to be Redmi Note 8 Pro, and some suggest Redmi 7 Pro.
The company launched Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7 Pro in February. While Redmi Note 5 Pro and Redmi Note 6 Pro were launched in a single year, the time gap between the launch of Redmi Note 6 Pro and Redmi Note 7 Pro was less than six months.
Redmi Note 8 Pro seems legit as the company may plan to take up Realme 3 Pro successor straight up. The ex-Oppo sub-brand launches two budget flagships in a year unlike Redmi.
Xiaomi India may bring in some changes this year to take on the growing dominance of Realme in the budget space and launch the Redmi Note 7 Pro successor early.
The smartphone could also be Redmi 7 Pro, the third device of Redmi 7 series. The company has only launched two smartphones under the Redmi 7 series trio this year, and the Redmi 7 Pro is pending. Amid all, the much talked-about Redmi Helio G90T smartphone could also be a separate gaming series smartphone.
Xiaomi India Is Working On A Gaming Phone With MediaTek Helio G90T
Xiaomi India confirmed soon this announcement of the new MediaTek chip, that the company will launch a gaming smartphone running on the latest MediaTek Helio G90T. While the confusion around the name continues, an upcoming Redmi gaming smartphone is on its way, and it will be powered by the latest Helio G90T.
The new MediaTek octa-core Helio G90T chip can clocked at up to 2.05GHz. G90T uses ARM Cortex-A76 power cores and Cortex-A55 efficiency cores coupled with Mali G76 GPU with clock speeds of up to 800MHz for graphics.
The chip can support up to 10GB LPDDR4 RAM with support for 64-megapixel resolution primary sensor and three additional cameras. The SoC is capable of having full-HD+ displays with up to 21:9 aspect ratio and 90Hz display refresh rate.
MediaTek has a special HyperEngine that will help the device to boost up mobile gaming experience.
According to the chipmaker, the new G90T will be able to optimize the networking engine to offer 50 percent faster response time from the server. Additionally, there’s a Dual Wi-Fi connection support letting the smartphone to simultaneously connect with two Wi-Fi bands or two routers at a time.
Realme-Redmi War Continues: Realme vs Redmi In Budget Segment
While Xiaomi continues to stay on top of the list of the top smartphone brands in the country, it’s been one of their slowest quarters in terms of growth. Surprisingly, the big four of the BBK (Oppo, Vivo, OnePlus and Realme) has the highest market share combined. Samsung has been shrinking quarter after quarter.
Once a market leader in India, now stands with a 25 percent market share.
Xiaomi India stands with a 29 percent market share, and the four combined has a 30 percent market share. As all these four brands: Oppo, Vivo, OnePlus and Realme operate separately as independent brands in India, their market shares are reported individually.
Of all, Realme is going very strong. It remains the highest growing brand in India in terms of shipments, and this doesn’t seem to slow down.
Xiaomi India has to take this seriously. The company enjoyed a monopoly-like dominance in the market with its affordable quality smartphones beating Samsung to the number one smartphone brand in the country. Now Realme is doing the same, and at times, they offer better smartphones at more affordable prices.
Recently, Redmi K20 series was criticised severely and were labelled as being overpriced. On the other hand, Realme X was helmed as a winner in the same mid-range space. Xiaomi can’t go wrong again with it’s upcoming Redmi 7 Pro, Redmi Note 8 Pro or Redmi gaming phone. Fans are watching!
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