Xiaomi is hosting an event in Beijing on January 10 to launch a new Redmi smartphone. It will be the first phone from Redmi as it will be a separate sub-brand now. The new Redmi smartphone has leaked several times before revealing some of its key features. Now, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun has shared photos of the device on Weibo.

The teasers from Xiaomi show the back panel design and also confirm that the new Redmi phone will sport a 48-megapixel rear camera. Another teaser on Weibo also confirms the launch on January 10.

The new teasers have been posted on Redmi’s official page on Weibo. The teasers show the back of the device and confirm that the smartphone will sport a dual rear camera setup. Also, one of the cameras will be a 48-megapixel sensor. This Redmi smartphone will be the first phone from Xiaomi to sport an AI dual-camera setup with a 48-megapixel sensor.

Talking about design, the new Redmi series phones will sport gradient colour design on the back. The smartphones will sport 2.5D curved glass back with a glossy finish. The device will come in three colours- black, blue and pinkish purple.

According to past rumours, the new Redmi phone is expected to feature a waterdrop notch display. It could be powered by Snapdragon 675 chipset. It is expected to pack a 4,000mAh battery. Another leak suggests that there will be another phone Redmi Note 7. It is expected to be powered by Snapdragon 660 with 6GB RAM and it will run on Android 9 Pie.

If we talk about the name, as per the company’s previous line-ups, there could be a new Redmi series including Redmi 7 and Redmi Note 7 phones. Whatever the first Redmi phone after the sub-brand announcement will be called, it is expected to be priced aggressively.

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