Right after Xiaomi announced the existence of Redmi as a separate sub-brand of the parent company yesterday, a new handset has passed through certification authority TENAA. The device bears the model numbers M1901F7C, M1901F7T, and M1901F7E which hints at different variants of the handset.
According to the listing, the upcoming handset will have a huge 6.3-inch display measuring 159.21×75.21×8.1 mm. There will be a 3900mAh battery on this handset (which basically means it is a 4000mAh battery, as TENAA listing typically shows minimum rating of the battery). We expect this device to be the Xiaomi Redmi Pro 2 whose teaser got leaked a couple of weeks back.
If this handset turns out to be the Redmi Pro 2, we will witness a 48 MP camera on it. This is further confirmed by the fact that the shadow the Redmi logo had 4800 which is the Chinese denomination of 48 MP. This might be the device which the CEO of the brand had teased on Weibo earlier last month.
The image from TENAA reveals gradient back panel design which looks quite elegant. On the rear, we have dual vertically stacked camera setup. An LED flash is mounted below the camera sensors. The bottom holds the Redmi branding which is expected after the sub-brand announcement.
An in-display camera like the ones seen on the Samsung Galaxy A8s is expected on the handset. Under the hood, it will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 675 chipset. A glass body and rear fingerprint sensor are expected on the device. In terms of software, the handset is expected to ship with Android Pie 9.0 with MIUI on top.
Surprisingly, the smartphone will retain the 3.5mm headphone jack despite the trend of ditching the headphone jacks. Xiaomi’s CEO Lei Jun has announced that the brand will continue its strategy of offering devices with more value for money. The brand has announced that the launch of this upcoming device will take place on the 10th of January. Till then, stay tuned for updates.