Xiaomi just wrapped up the launch of a new sub-brand called Poco in India and also launched the first smartphone Poco F1 to take on the premium smartphones in the market. But Xiaomi's core strength lies in the budget smartphone segment and looks like there's going to be yet another launch soon.
From Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 to Mi A2, Xiaomi completely disrupted the budget and mid-range segment in 2018. Following the success of the Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro, Xiaomi is reportedly working its successor, the Redmi Note 6-series.
New Xiaomi smartphone was spotted on the Federal Communications Commission's website under the model number M1806E7TG. The listing does not mention the name of the smartphone, but reports are suggesting it could either be the Redmi Note 5 or Redmi Note 5 Pro.
FCC's listing has the following details: dual-band Wi-Fi, LTE, WCDMA, CDMA and GSM support and MIUI 9. No other information about the alleged Redmi Note 6 hasn't been revealed by FCC, but if the smartphone is indeed in the making then we'll know more soon.
In the meantime, Xiaomi's Poco F1 is the new hot device in the market. It is the cheapest smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset priced starting at Rs 19,999 for 6GB+64GB configuration. There are other variants with 6GB+128GB and 8GB+256GB priced at Rs 22,999 and Rs 27,999, respectively.
Xiaomi Poco F1 justifies the price tag with its compelling features. The handset sports a 6.18-inch Full HD+ notched display, dual rear cameras with 12MP+5MP AI-powered sensors and 20MP front snapper with IR sensor for face unlock.
Xiaomi Poco F1 is powered by a 4,000mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 technology. While the base model comes with polycarbonate shell on the back, the top-tier variant boasts DuPont Kevlar shell. The Poco F1 takes on the currently-popular phones such as OnePlus 6, Asus Zenfone 5Z and Huawei Nova 3.