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Redmi hints at MediaTek-powered flagship phone in the works

Redmi hints at MediaTek-powered flagship phone in the works

Credit: Xiaomi Blog

  • A Redmi govt has hinted at a Ok30 Ultra successor powered by a MediaTek flagship chipset.
  • MediaTek is holding a flagship chipset launch on January 20.

Xiaomi launched the Redmi Ok30 Ultra final 12 months, and it primarily differed from the Ok30 Pro by swapping out the Snapdragon 865 processor in favor of the much less highly effective however nonetheless succesful MediaTek Dimensity 1000 Plus flagship SoC. 

Now, Redmi basic supervisor Lu Weibing has hinted on Weibo {that a} Ok30 Ultra successor is on the way in which. More particularly, the manager says that the Ok30 Ultra is reaching end-of-life standing, including {that a} new MediaTek flagship chipset is incoming. Check out the screenshot beneath.

Lu Weibing Redmi K30 Ultra WeiboCredit: Lu Weibing/Weibo

It’s price noting that the Xiaomi sub-brand has already confirmed that the Redmi Ok40 sequence is coming, including that it’ll begin at 2,999 yuan (~$463) and has Snapdragon 888 energy. So this obvious MediaTek-powered Redmi system probably isn’t a Ok40 or Ok40 Pro, however may very well be one other Ok40 sequence system or an all-new entry totally.

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There’s no phrase on what to anticipate from a Redmi Ok40 Ultra (or no matter it could be referred to as), however we do know that the Ok30 Ultra was considerably cheaper than the Ok30 Pro. The Ultra mannequin had a launch worth of 1,999 yuan (~$288 on the time) in China, in comparison with the Redmi Ok30 Pro’s 2,999 yuan (~$430 on the time) launch worth in its house market. 

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As for the brand new flagship chipset in query, a latest leak by tipster Digital Chat Station factors to an upcoming MediaTek processor with a three-tier CPU format (one Cortex-A78 at 3GHz, three Cortex-A78 at 2.6GHz, and 4 Cortex-A55 at 2GHz), a Mali-G78 MC9 GPU, and a 6nm manufacturing course of.

We’re subsequently anticipating a much less highly effective expertise on paper than the brand new Snapdragon 888, which packs a hefty Cortex-X1 CPU core and a considerably upgraded GPU. MediaTek is holding a launch on January 20 although, so all might be formally revealed then.

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Nevertheless, we hope to see this future handset really launch exterior China, because the Redmi Ok30 Ultra was restricted to its house market. What would you prefer to see from a Redmi Ok40 Ultra? Let us know by taking the ballot above!

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