Xiaomi is enjoying its 8th consecutive quarter as India’s top smartphone brand, banking on the immense popularity of its lower-priced Redmi and Redmi Note series. Devices like the Redmi 7A have been hailed for bringing even better specifications while still retaining Xiaomi’s aggressive pricing, while the slightly higher placed Redmi 7 provides another competitive in a crowded market segment. Now, a new Redmi device has been spotted on TENAA, which we speculate is likely to be the next device in the Redmi lineup, the Redmi 8.
This new Redmi smartphone comes with model number M1908C3IC. While there isn’t any concrete information that suggests this is the Redmi 8, the specifications we see indicate that this isn’t likely to be part of the Redmi Note lineup or, obviously, the Redmi K lineup. There is a possibility that this could be a new device lineup, though again, nothing strongly suggests the same.
The Redmi M1908C3IC device comes with dimensions 156.3 mm × 75.4 mm × 9.4 mm, and a weight of 190g. This device also has a 6.22″ TFT LCD with HD+ resolution (1520 x 720). Device images show that the phone has the waterdrop notch for the 8MP selfie camera and the Redmi branding on the chin. The back of the phone houses the dual rear camera setup comprising of a 12MP main sensor, and a fingerprint scanner below it. There’s some more branding visible on the rear. The listing also mentions that the phone has a headphone jack, along with a 5,000 mAh battery.
On the inside, this phone will have a 2GHz octa-core SoC, with three RAM options of 2GB, 3GB and 4GB, and three memory options of 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB. There will also be a microSD card slot for expansion up to 512GB. This Redmi device will also launch with Android 9 Pie.
Based on the specifications, it is clear that this is a humble device that will likely target the early price ranges. Based on this, this is very likely to be the Redmi 8. Since the phone has already gone through TENAA, we’ll find out soon enough.
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