Xiaomi s much rumored Redmi Pro 2 may never see the light of day. According to new rumors, the company has pulled the plug on the Redmi Pro 2, and is instead working on a new lineup altogether. The new series will debut with the Xiaomi X1, and the smartphone is expected to be available in two variants — one with bezel-less display, and another one with a standard display panel. Also Read - Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra unboxed underwater by diver to demonstrate waterproofingAlso Read - Smartphone brands could suffer 5 mn shipment loss due to lockdown: Report
The bezel-less variant of the Xiaomi X1 is expected to come with a 5.5-inch display with 2,160 x 1080 pixels resolution. It will be powered by Qualcomm s new Snapdragon 660 chipset. The smartphone is expected to come with a dual rear camera setup featuring Sony s IMX362 or IMX386 sensors. The fingerprint sensor will be located on the back. Contrary to a lot of contemporary smartphones, the Xiaomi X1 will continue with the 3.5mm audio jack. Also Read - Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 series tipped to launch in May, key specs out
The bezel-less variant will be available in 4GB of RAM + 64GB storage, and 6GB of RAM + 128GB of storage variants. The two variants are expected to be priced at $294 (Rs 19,000 approximately) and $368 (Rs 23,800 approximately). Meanwhile, the variant with a standard display will be available in 6GB of RAM + 64GB storage and 6GB of RAM + 128GB of storage variants. These two variants are expected to cost $339 (Rs 22,000 approximately) and $412 (Rs 26,700 approximately). ALSO READ: Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, Redmi 4 and Redmi 4A: Here s what s different
According to rumors, the smartphone will debut along with another highly rumored Mi 6 Plus smartphone and run on MIUI 9 out-of-the-box. As GSMArena points out, the Xiaomi X1 could be the internal codename for the Redmi Pro 2 or perhaps could launch with a new name altogether.
Leaked specifications of the Xiaomi X1 are quite similar to the Xiaomi Redmi Pro 2 s. According to rumors, the Xiaomi Redmi Pro 2 was supposed to come with full HD LCD display, Snapdragon 660 processor, dual rear camera, 3GB/4GB/6GB RAM, and 64GB/128GB storage among others. RELATED: Xiaomi sells a record 1 million Redmi 4 smartphone units in 30 days