An official video showing Redmi’s first product as a separate brand from Xiaomi — one that comes with a 48-megapixel rear camera — has been shared online, merely three days away from its launch.
And it’s not just any other video. It’s of the smartphone being tortured by Redmi’s own employees. Ouch. However short, it’s still painful to watch. Good thing the device seems to be working just fine in the end, thanks to what Redmi says is a durable glass body — a departure from the metal chassis that Xiaomi used in the past — so cheers to that.
Code-named ‘Small King Kong,’ this Redmi smartphone with a 48-megapixel camera gets tortured by the company’s employees. The original can be seen here, on Chinese social-media platform Weibo
The unit in the clip seems to be the same phone that got listed on the site of China’s certification body TENAA on January 4. It has a screen, said to measure 6.3 inches, with a waterdrop-design notch at the top. The back reminds us of the Huawei P20, what with the vertically placed dual-rear-camera module with an LED flash underneath it. However, the Redmi gets a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel.
The listing also reveals that the device features a 3,900mAh battery and dimensions of 159.21 x 75.21 x 8.1mm.
We don’t know what this model is called. Some say it’s Redmi 7. Others say it’s Redmi Pro 2. Our money’s on the latter, considering that the original was all about the cameras, being the first Redmi phone to have two sensors on the back.
It’s definitely not Redmi Note 7, which benchmark site Geekbench shows is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor. The 660 supports sensors with up to 25 megapixels. And we all know this handset that will be launched on January 10 boasts a 48-megapixel main camera. The most likely chip then is Snapdragon 675.
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