Xiaomi has announced this on a post made by CEO of Xiaomi, Lei Jun on Weibo, Chinese social network. He posted the below given post, which shows the new logo of Redmi brand.
The next Redmi launch is also teased along with this announcement, which we anticipate to be the Redmi Pro 2, which has been reported to come with 48MP rear camera previously.
You can also see the shadow of Redmi on this post saying “4800“, which is the Chinese denomination of 48MP. Other than that, the phone will be coming with a Snapdragon 675 SoC from the previous reports.
He also mentioned in the comments that the next Redmi phone will be a flagship-grade smartphone from the sub-brand. If you remember Redmi Pro, the predecessor of upcoming Pro 2 was something like that, which even had OLED display, something unheard of in Redmi series of phones.
He also mentioned why Xiaomi is opting to spin off Redmi as a sub-brand, he said that as the Redmi series focuses on value for money (price to performance) and is online friendly, and Mi series being focused on mode high end segments, it made sense.
As of now, we don’t have any idea how this affects Redmi India & Mi India, there is no mention of this on the social pages of both. We’ll keep you posted when we have more info about this!