Xiaomi will create a new branch in the Redmi family tree, the X-series, and we get the feeling that these will sit just below the flagship K-series. What does X stand for? Well, a series of teaser images offers several possible answers.
Long story short, the Redmi 10X and the phones that follow it will be aimed at a younger crowd. Their goal is to use the advanced technology to build an experience that surpasses its price class.
An example of this will be the 5G connectivity. This will be the first 5G Redmi outside of the K-series. It will be able to connect two SIM cards to a 5G network and supports high speeds and goodies like VoNR.
That is made possible by the MediaTek Dimensity 820 chipset. Besides the next-gen connectivity, this chip will deliver close to flagship performance, as Lu Weibing, the General Manager of the Redmi brand, is keen to point out.
Early benchmarks show that the flagships in question are the Snapdragon 845 and Exynos 9810, but that’s still pretty good from a mid-range chip. The 400,000+ AnTuTu score shows that this is quite competitive with offerings in this segment from Qualcomm, Samsung and Huawei.
The Redmi 10X, the first of the new branch, will be unveiled on May 26 and will be joined by a trio of smart TVs. Here’s a chart that shows where the Dimensity 820 chipset falls on the performance scale: