Rumor | The Xiaomi Mi Watch 2 will debut as an early Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 5100 adopter
Xiaomi is now rumored to revive the Mi CC name in 2021. The erstwhile flagship killer-type smartphone line fizzled out with the 9 series; however, their putative successors are said to go all the way to 11 so as to match the OEM's current flagships.
Theerefore, they are projected to launch as the base CC 11 and the 11 Pro, which may run on the Snapdragon 778G and 870 SoCs respectively. The vanilla variant is rumored to have a 90Hz AMOLED display and a triple rear camera set-up that includes a 64MP main sensor and a telephoto lens.
The Mi CC 11 Pro, on the other hand, is slated to integrate a periscope telephoto lens with up to 5x optical zoom, not to mention 100x hybrid zoom. Its latest leaks also hint vaguely at an approximately 1/1.30-inch sensor (the Sony IMX766?) for this supposedly upcoming phone.
These 2 new devices could become available on the Chinese market soon. The leaker Digital Chat Station has also dropped a comment that just might suggest the Mi CC 11 could be headed for other markets as well, rebranded as the "K9x" (and, thus, very possibly, a Redmi device).
The latest tips also suggest that the Mi CC 11s could be introduced alongside a different device with a potentially better chance of an international release. Not only could this "Mi Watch 2" improve on an already well-received round-faced wearable, but is also now believed to do so off the back of a new Snapdragon Wear 5100 processor.
In truth, Qualcomm has yet to make this successor to the existing 4100 official. However, given this company's increasingly productive relationship with Xiaomi, it is just possible that the 2 might partner up once again to debut the latest SoC for wearables in a new smartwatch soon.