Xiaomi’s newly independent Redmi sub-brand is working on a flagship phone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor – this piece of information has been confirmed by Redmi itself. Now, a new leak suggests Redmi may be working on not one, but two Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 flagship phones and one of them may end up becoming the Poco F2. The leak, via tipster Ishan Agarwal, notes that both the Redmi flagships will be launched (at an unspecified timeframe) in China initially – there's no word when (and if) any of these phones will arrive in India.
According to the leak, the two Redmi flagship phones have a model number of M1903F10 and M1903F11 respectively. Since the Redmi phone with model number M1903F10G has already been spotted on the IMDA database in Singapore, we have reason to believe Redmi may launch it soon enough. Also, because the Poco F1 came with an ‘E10’ naming convention, the Redmi phone with an ‘F10’ convention may globally be launched as the Pocophone F2 (Poco F2 in India).
The leak, in addition, also reveals some key configuration specs as well as possible colour options of the alleged Redmi flagships. Both the alleged Redmi flagship phones are said to come in as many as four configurations - 6GB/64GB, 6GB/128GB, 8GB/128GB and 8GB/256GB. Both the alleged Redmi flagships are further said to come in three colours – red, blue and carbon fibre.
Since no part of all this is official, we suggest you take this information with a pinch of salt.
Rumoured specs of the Redmi flagship phone include a 6.39-inch screen with a 2340x1080p resolution, triple rear cameras consisting of one 48MP primary sensor, a 13MP sensor (possibly wide-angle) and an 8MP sensor (possibly telephoto), and a 32MP front camera.
Redmi has also confirmed that it is working on a phone with a pop-up or elevating selfie camera - which invariably means this phone will have no unsightly notch or display cutout to obstruct your view. Even though Redmi chief Lu Weibing has confirmed that the company’s flagship phone won’t have a pop-up selfie camera, speculation is rife that Redmi might just take a reverse course and launch a flagship with a pop-up camera in the days to come.