Technical / Redmi X with Snapdragon 855 chipset, pop-up selfie camera to launch soon

Hindustan Times : May 03, 2019, 09:44 AM

Xiaomi is prepping to launch a new flagship Redmi smartphone soon. Dubbed ‘Redmi X’, the new Xiaomi smartphone is expected to launch in China on May 14.

Redmi’s General Manager Lu Weibing has so far confirmed the smartphone will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 chipset. Redmi X will presumably be the cheapest Snapdragon 855 chipset. Following its expected debut in China, the smartphone could later arrive in India as Poco F2. Weibing also clarified that the smartphone will not be called Redmi X and will instead have a better name.

Calling it Redmi X for now, this smartphone is also expected to feature a pop-up selfie camera according to a teaser video shared by Redmi. The teaser video also shares clips from the latest Avengers: Endgame movie. Pop-up selfie cameras are becoming quite popular with companies like Oppo and Vivo adopting the same. The upcoming OnePlus 7 Pro is also expected to launch with this motorised camera mechanism.

In terms of specifications, Redmi X is rumoured to launch with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage. The smartphone could feature a 6.39-inch full HD+ display, and run on MIUI 10 based Android Pie. Redmi X is said to house a triple-camera setup camera featuring 48-megapixel, 8-megapixel and 13-megapixel sensors.

Xiaomi hasn’t confirmed the launch date for Redmi X but a leaked poster reveals May 14. If the leak is to be believed, this would clash with the global launch of OnePlus 7 series.