Xiaomi has confirmed to launch the first phone of 2019. It is going to be an all-new Redmi phone coming to China on Jan 10, Xiaomi has teased. The Redmi device launching on the slated date is going to be the first phone from Xiaomi under the now “independent Redmi brand”. Yes, Xiaomi has separated Redmi from Mi and made it an independent brand now. Coming back to the first Redmi phone launching next week rumours say it could either be the Redmi 7 or Redmi Pro 2. The Redmi 7 is more likely. Ahead of the launch the Redmi phone in question has made its way to TENNA.
The TENNA listing reveals renders that show the Redmi phone in question from all angles. The renders show the Redmi phone with gradient finish and overall the device looks a lot like the recently launched Mi Play. The Redmi phone appears to be sleek and sport a waterdrop style notch on the front. This could be the second phone from Xiaomi to come with a waterdrop notch, the first one being the Mi Play. This will be the first Redmi phone to come with a waterdrop notch display. Until now we have seen Redmi 6 Pro with the traditional wide notch.
In the leaked renders the alleged Redmi phone appears in a mix of Red, pink and purple colours. From the rear side, the Redmi phone looks absolutely stunning. So far, Xiaomi has already focused on offering a basic designed phone with great hardware but looks like the company is finally changing its strategy and focus on bringing phones that also beautiful. The renders show that the Redmi branded phone with dual cameras on the back panel which is aligned in a vertical fashion. Following the camera set up there’s the LED flash. In the middle of the back cover the Redmi phone sports the physical circular shaped fingerprint sensor.
Besides the stunning design, gradient finish and waterdrop notch the renders show the phone featuring a Redmi brand logo instead of Mi logo. Xiaomi has separated Redmi to become an independent brand to focus more on serving the budget segment. The Mi brand will continue to bring Android One phones and premium devices and flagships. Then there’s Poco which is a brand that aims to offer the best value for money phones, Poco F1 for example. It is not only the first but also the first phone to be powered by Snapdragon 845 and available under Rs 20,000. After the recent price cut the Poco F1 retails starting at Rs 19,999 in India.
The TENNA listing also reveals some of the key specs about the Redmi 7. The listing suggests that the phone will come with a screen size of 6.3-inch display with dimensions of 159.21 x 75.21 x 8.1mm. The TENNA listing also reveals that the Redmi 7 will come with 3900mAh battery.