Despite the recent high end flagships that Xiaomi’s subbrand Redmi has released and announced recently, they’re mostly known for their budget friendly midrange high end devices, like the Redmi Note 8 Pro. However, this time we’re not talking about either of those devices, or their categories. We recently found some new devices in our IMEI database, and they seem to be very budget-friendly, but underpowered devices. Let’s have a look.
New Redmi devices – models, details & more
The upcoming Redmi devices aren’t part of the enthusiast-grade K series, or the midrange high ends of the Note series, but a new series, aimed towards people who are looking to get something like a burner phone, or something cheap for their kid, or maybe they just don’t want to spend too much on phones. What I’m trying to get at here is that these phones will be cheap. But that leads to some compromises:
The new Redmi devices are the Redmi A1 and the Redmi A1+. Named similarly to the Mi A series before them, the Redmi A series will be a budget-friendly lineup of phones, with low end specs and hardware, for markets that need phones at a very low price.
According to Twitter leaker @kacskrz, both of the Redmi A1 devices will feature a Mediatek Helio A22 SoC, so don’t expect high performance from these devices.
#RedmiA1 is coming. Just another budget smartphone, equipped with Helio A22 likely, codenamed “ice” https://t.co/1p0DvTR34K pic.twitter.com/H7ErU9QPrq
— Kacper Skrzypek 🇵🇱 (@kacskrz) August 10, 2022
These devices will also feature MIUI Lite, the lite version of Xiaomi’s very popular and controversial Android skin, made specifically for devices like these to perform well with. We’re not sure when these devices will be announced, but we expect them to be announced fairly soon.