Xiaomi Might Launch MediaTek Helio P35 Powered Variant of the Redmi A1

The upcoming Xiaomi smartphone has model number 23036RN54G which suggests that it could debut in the next couple of months.


  • The upcoming Xiaomi smartphone is codenamed water.
  • It will reportedly launch in India and other global markets.
  • The handset is said to come pre-loaded with Android 13 Go Edition.

Xiaomi, a few months ago, introduced a new A lineup under the Redmi brand and launched the Redmi A1 and the Redmi A1+ smartphones. The Redmi A1 and Redmi A1+ are entry-level smartphones and are aimed at first-time smartphone buyers. The Redmi A1 series smartphones make use of a MediaTek Helio A22 processor which is quite basic. Xiaomi might be planning to fix this shortcoming and the company might replace the Helio A22 with the Helio P35 in an upcoming version of Redmi A1, as per Xiaomiui.

A new report by Xiaomiiui, citing FCC documents, claims that Xiaomi will soon introduce a new entry-level smartphone. FCC documents also reveal some of the key details about the upcoming Xiaomi device. However, the marketing moniker of the device is still under the wraps. Let us take a closer look at the details.

The upcoming Xiaomi smartphone has model number 23036RN54G. The initial digits of the model number, 2302 (2023-02), suggest that the smartphone could make a debut in February or March of this year. Federal Communications Commission listing reveals that the upcoming Xiaomi 23036RN54G will be similar to Xiaomi 220733SL, which is the model number for Redmi A1.

The documents reveal that the upcoming Xiaomi 23036RN54G will use a different processor, with model number MT6765X. This model number corresponds to the MediaTek Helio P35 processor. This means Xiaomi is working on a MediaTek Helio P35-powered variant of the Redmi A1. As per the documents, there won’t be any other difference between the Redmi A1 and the upcoming Xiaomi 23036RN54G.

The FCC listing also suggests that the upcoming entry-level smartphone from Xiaomi will be powered by Android 13. Folks at Xiaomiui further claim that the Xiaomi 23036RN54G will boot Android 13 Go Edition. The handset is also claimed to have the codename Water. To those unaware, the Redmi A1 and Redmi A1+ are codenamed Ice and Snow respectively.

Apart from it, nothing else is known about the upcoming Xiaomi smartphone. Even the moniker of the smartphone is unknown. We can expect to learn about the upcoming Xiaomi device in the coming weeks. In the meanwhile, let us take a recap of Redmi A1 specifications and features.

Redmi A1: Specifications and Features

The Redmi A1 offers a 6.52-inch display panel with an HD+ resolution, 400nits peak brightness, and a waterdrop notch. Under the hood, the handset sports a quad-core MediaTek Helio A22 processor and up to 3GB of RAM. The entry-level smartphone boots Android 12 Go Edition.

The Redmi A1 sports a 5000mAh battery unit and supports 10W charging. It is equipped with an 8MP rear shooter and a depth sensor. It relies on a 5MP front shooter. The Redmi smartphone also offers a dedicated micro-SD card slot and a 3.5mm audio jack.

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