Yesterday, Realme had put out a teaser video which showcased a smartphone with a pop-up selfie camera and notch-less display. Although the company hadn’t said anything about the device but it will be the first Realme smartphone with a pop-up selfie camera. Just a day later, Realme’s close rival Redmi has also released a teaser video of its upcoming flagship device which will feature a pop-up selfie camera. Although we did see some leaks and rumours about what the upcoming Redmi flagship device will look like but now it is more certain that the handset is in development and it will feature a pop-up selfie camera.
The teaser video was released by Xiaomi on Chinese social networking platform Weibo which showcased a Redmi smartphone with full notch-less display and a pop-up selfie camera. The video was also merged with the Avengers Endgame trailer and it also showcased some of the earlier Redmi devices such as the Redmi 7, Redmi Note 7 and the Redmi Note 7 Pro. It might be a promotional video partnered with Marvel Studios but it is the first time the official smartphone teaser has been released by Redmi.
The confirmation of the upcoming Redmi flagship smartphone was also teased on Redmi’s official website. Xiaomi’s VP Manu Kumar Jain had also teased about the upcoming Redmi smartphone saying that it will be powered by the newly launched Snapdragon processor, which in this case is the Snapdragon 730 SoC.
Talking about the newly launched Snapdragon CPUs we see that Qualcomm recently launched the Snapdragon 730 SoC and the Snapdragon 730G SoC. Both the CPUs are based on the 8nm process and have 8 Kyro 470 cores paired with an Adreno 618 GPU. Earlier devices which were powered by the new Snapdragon CPUs were the Samsung’s Galaxy A80 which comes with Snapdragon 730G SoC. Although the Galaxy A80 has been launched by the company but it has not yet made its way to the Indian market. But we can see its availability in the coming weeks.
And even though Redmi is set to come up with its new flagship smartphone, the name of the device hasn’t been confirmed yet. Realme and Redmi have been competing a lot in India. With both the companies now launching smartphones with pop-up selfie cameras, the battle between the two is all set to get more intense. Till now, we have only seen pop-up selfie cameras in devices from Oppo and Vivo. But in just two weeks, OnePlus will also be launching its first smartphone with an elevating selfie camera.