Xiaomi is allegedly working on a new mid-range smartphone called Mi X1. According to a Chinese tipster, the upcoming handset will feature the Snapdragon 660 system-on-a-chip (SoC) and up to 6 GB of RAM. This would make the Xiaomi Mi X1 a direct competitor of the Oppo R11. The former shall likely release alongside the rumoured Redmi Pro 2.
Speaking of the specifications, the Mi X1 is expected to be a semi-flagship device, while the Redmi Pro 2 might be a mid-range smartphone. Here are some additional details currently available about the Redmi X1.
Xiaomi Mi X1 Specs
The Mi X1 would sit just below Mi 6 in terms of specifications. It is presumed to sport a standard 5.5-inch Full HD (1080 x 1920) display. Inside, there will be the mighty Snapdragon 660 chipset mated with up to 6 GB of RAM. This is a pretty potent combination. The SD 660 SoC has the potential to give the Snapdragon 821 a run for its money.
Coming to storage, the Xiaomi Mi X1 might come with 64 GB or 128 GB of internal memory. While we have no idea about the exterior of the upcoming handset, speculations indicate that there will be a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
A 12 MP + 5 MP dual camera shall reportedly sit at the back. The main lens would possibly be a powered by the Sony IMX362 or IMX386 sensor. A 16 MP selfie shooter is expected to sit at the front.
On the software part, the Mi X1 may run MIUI 9 based on Android Nougat. The phone shall come will all the essential connectivity options including 4G VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, GPS, etc. Coming to the pricing, speculations indicate the upcoming smartphone may cost around 2,499 Yuan ($369 USD or Rs. 23,900 INR approx.).
Moving on to the Redmi Pro 2, you may get to see a 6-inch Full HD screen powered by the Snapdragon 630 SoC. For starters, this is the successor of the Snapdragon 625 / 626 chipsets. The SD 630 sports eight Cortex-A53 cores running at up to 2.2 GHz each. This is combined with the Adreno 508 GPU. Similar to the Snapdragon 660, the 630 is also manufactured using the 14 nm FinFET process.
Talking of the memory department, the Xiaomi Redmi Pro 2 would reportedly come with 3 GB of RAM and up to 64 GB of memory. However, we presume that there shall be a 4 GB variant too.
Just like the Mi X1, the Redmi Pro 2 is also expected to feature a 12 MP + 5 MP dual camera at the back and a 16 MP snapper at the front. The phone should run on Android Nougat out of the box with MIUI 9.
Connectivity-wise, the Redmi Pro 2 would come with all the necessary options. We are yet to have any info about its pricing. However, the handset would certainly cost lesser than the Mi X1.