Xiaomi has a name for following in Apple’s footsteps, especially in terms of design and naming. Now, the company is planning on launching a mini smartphone just like a mini iPhone.
This time is no different. As leaks regarding the iPhone 12 Mini started mingling on the internet, Wang Teng Redmi’s Product Director hinted that they are working on a Mini Smartphone as well. The brand, at the time, was evidently appraising consumer demand for small display smartphones.
Now months after that, Redmi’s General Manager Lu Weibing has teased the Redmi Mini smartphone. The reports revealed that taking after the iPhone SE and iPhone 12 mini, the company will be launching a smartphone with a small display later this year or early next year. Although, Weibing did clarify that the buyers will have to compromise on battery life. As far as other specifications are concerned, no details were revealed.
So far, Sony is the only company offering compact smartphones. Most Chinese smartphone producers try to include huge cinematic displays even if, in some cases, it means compromising on the pixel density.
Last year, Apple changed the trend, and now we might have a variety of small Android phone options soon. As per Weibing, Redmi will be the first brand to offer such an Android smartphone in years. More details will be publicized very soon.