Xiaomi will be holding this year’s Annual Product Event in Shenzhen on May 31st. The company has claimed that it will be unveiling several new products in the event. In line with the report, three new Xiaomi phones with model number M1804C3CC, M1804C3CE and M1804C3DE have appeared in Chinese telecom authority TENAA and it looks like they are the variants of a same device.
The three smartphones also appeared in the website of CMIIT (China Ministry of Industry and Information Technology) which is the Chinese equivalent to US’s FCC body. The websites also reveal some of the specs which lead to the speculation that it is the upcoming Redmi 6A smartphone. The Xiaomi M1804C3DE was recently certified by 3C (Chinese Compulsory Certification website) revealing a 5V/1A charger. This means there is no fast charging and is probably a low-end smartphone. It was listed alongside two other Xiaomi phones with model number M1804C3DC and M1804C3DT.
The TENAA listing of the three smartphones reveals partial information like display size and battery. The unknown smartphone features 5.45 inch display and is backed by a 3,000 mAh battery. It has Dual SIM dual standby feature and measures 147.4 x 71.49 x 8.3 mm. Xiaomi launches its Redmi series phones in entry-level to mid-range segment. The company launched the Redmi 5A and Redmi Note 5A last year which came with a 5V/1A charger. Therefore it is possible that our mystery phone is the Redmi 6A or the Redmi Note 6A.
The ASUS ZenFone Live L1 and the Honor 7 Play smartphones were recently launched featuring a similar 5.45 inch HD+ (1440 x 720 pixels) resolution display with 18:9 aspect ratio. The handsets measured 147.3 x 71.8 x 8.2 mm and 146.5 x 70.9 x 8.3 mm which is almost same to our mystery smartphone’s 147.4 x 71.49 x 8.3 mm. But it smaller than the Redmi Note 5A which measures 153 x 76.2 x 7.7 mm.
Hence the speculation that the device is the Redmi 6A and the not the Note 6A which will also feature an 18:9 display being the same size. The Redmi 6A smartphone was also recently certified by European Economic Commission (EEC) which means the launch is around the corner .We can expect it to be unveiled in the Annual Product Event or early Q2 2018.