Redmi X Won’t be the Name of Redmi’s Flagship Smartphone, Lu Weibing Confirms

Redmi X Pop-Up Selfie Camera

Rumors about a smartphone from Xiaomi with flagship-grade specifications that would launch under its Redmi sub-brand have been circulating for months now. The phone maker recently confirmed this speculation by releasing a teaser video on its official Weibo account. This was followed by the leak of a poster which claimed that the phone will be called the Redmi X and will launch as early as May 14. However, Redmi’s General Manager, Lu Weibing went on record to clarify that the smartphone will, in fact, not be called the Redmi X but something else entirely.

Weibing took to Weibo, the popular Chinse microblogging site, and refuted the claims of the phone being called the Redmi X. according to Weibing, “there will be a better name” for the upcoming flagship smartphone. We are glad this is the case as the naming scheme would have become quite confusing since Realme is set to launch its own flagship-grade smartphone, which the brand has confirmed will be called the Realme X.

Redmi General Manager Lu Weibin Weibo Post Redmi X Name

Naming convention aside, it is curious to see that Redmi’s GM did not address the launch date claims. Perhaps we are reading too much into it and the phone’s official launch will take place much later, but there is still a chance the smartphone could launch on May 14 in China.

Redmi Flagship Phone: Everything We Know So Far

Regardless of what the phone will be called and when it will be launched, we do know that it will feature Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 855 chipset. Xiaomi’s teaser video also confirmed that the phone will sport a pop-up selfie camera, thus eliminating the notch over its display. Since the video was an elaborate advertisement for Marvel’s Avengers Endgame, there is a good chance the phone will draw inspiration from the franchise, and we might see an exclusive Avengers Edition variant. OPPO did something similar with the launch of its F11 Pro Avengers Edition recently, so that should give you a good idea of what to expect.

As for the rest of specifications of the Redmi Flagship, rumors suggest the phone will feature a 6.39-inch IPS LCD screen with Full HD+ resolution. Considering the affordable nature of the Redmi brand, the phone will likely sport an LCD screen as opposed to an AMOLED one. Other than getting the latest CPU, the phone will also come with the latest software. This would mean the OS will be Android 9.0 Pie, with Xiaomi’s MIUI 10 skin adorned on top. The phone might even go as far as to offer up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

Expect imaging to be handled by a triple camera setup at the back, with the primary sensor being the same 48MP Sony lens we saw on the Redmi Note 7 Pro (review). The phone will most likely feature a dual-SIM card tray with 4G VoLTE support, Bluetooth 5.0, an IR Blaster, a USB Type-C charging port with Quick Charge 4.0+ support, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

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