Dubious list of upcoming Xiaomi smartphones surfaces
Xiaomi kicked off the year on a very strong foot, ending Q1 as the fourth-largest brand in the world. The company released the Redmi S2 a few weeks ago, and it would appear that there's even more in the works. A new report has surfaced, showing a list of what appears to be Xiaomi's future devices.
The source is allegedly the website of the Eurasian Economic Commission. Going by the page cited, Xiaomi will continue with its current lineup of devices, and also introduce a few wild cards. Expected devices on the list include the Redmi Note 6, Redmi Note 6 Prime, Redmui Note 6A, Redmi Note 6A Prime, Redmi 6 Plus, Redmi 6A Plus, and Mi Mix 3s. All of these are devices that wouldn't be out of place, considering the company's releases over the past 18 months.
That's where the known ends, though. The page also claims Xiaomi will release the Mi 7 Lite, Mi S1, Mi S2, Mi S3, Redmi S1, Redmi S3, Redmi A1, and Redmi A2.
Xiaomi just released the Redmi S2—skipping the S1 entirely—so we're not sure what the company has planned for that line of devices. Conversely, the Redmi S2 has been said to be set for an Android One rebrand, which could very well be the Redmi A1 listed. There's also the presence of the Mi S-line, which has no precedence and makes little to no sense to us right now.
The Mi 7 Lite will be, perhaps, the biggest indication of whether this list is a complete fabrication. Xiaomi is expected to release the Mi 7 in the coming weeks, so surely a lite version of that device won't be too far off? Of course, we've never heard of a Mi 7 Lite. Till now, that is. No Mi flagship has even had a Lite variant.
Let's just say we're skeptical about this.
Do note that this listing is valid till 2023, so a few of the items on it may make more sense in the coming years.