Live video of the Redmi flagship leaks - Three rear cameras, Snapdragon 855, and a distasteful punch-hole
Xiaomi's sub-brand, Redmi, is on a roll. The brand was launched back in January and has already released a number of devices since then, with the Note 7 and Note 7 Pro being the biggest hitters—selling over four million units in under three months. The company is set to release its first flagship phone, and a live video showcasing it has surfaced.
The device is currently unnamed but is said to feature a Snapdragon 855. Going by the video, it sports three vertically-stacked rear cameras. There's also a traditional fingerprint reader at the back, which assures us that it's an IPS display.
The device's display is rather interesting. It sports a punch-hole, like the Samsung Galaxy S10 and Honor View 20. Unlike those two devices, though, the Redmi flagship has the punch-hole bang right in the middle of the display. We're not even sure what the rationale behind that is, as it takes up more space than just about any display cutout design. A regular teardrop notch would have been better.
The device appears to be running on something close to AOSP, going by the app icons on display. That could mean we're still a few months away from launch, as it takes some time to prepare things on the software end.
We'll be sure to keep you updated.