Xiaomi is set to launch two new products on July 27 at a special event in Beijing. If rumours are anything to go by, Xiaomi will launch a Redmi smartphone and its first laptop.
Ahead of the launch, Xiaomi has started teasing the product on China’s social networking platform Weibo. The first teaser showed a smartphone with dual rear camera endorsed by Mi ambassador Liu Haoran.
The new teaser posted on Weibo suggests Xiaomi will launch Redmi Pro on July 27 with OLED display. In a video teaser posted on Weibo, Xiaomi hints at use of OLED display with a celebrity chef preparing an OLED ping. Xiaomi has been using Samsung display panels for its smartphones and there is a possibility that Redmi Pro could feature a Super AMOLED display from Samsung.
In a separate leak, Xiaomi Redmi Pro is already benchmarked on Geekbench. The Geekbench score suggests it will be powered by MediaTek Helio X20 chipset and will run Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Xiaomi could announce this phone with company’s latest MIUI 8 ROM.
According to Russian tech site Mobiltelefon, the company will launch two variants of Redmi Pro – one with 3GB RAM and other with 4GB RAM. The 3GB RAM will be powered by MediaTek Helio X20 SoC while the 4GB RAM will get slightly faster Helio X25 chipset.
Xiaomi is known to announce smartphone with MediaTek processors in China but often follows up with a Snapdragon version in other parts of the world.
For Xiaomi, Redmi Note 3 has been one of the most important smartphone in the past few month. According to a Antutu listing, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is the most popular smartphone in India, China, Hong Kong, Russia, Vietnam and Malaysia.