Xiaomi’s Redmi sub-brand will be launching its very first television in China on August 29. This was revealed on Weibo today by Lei Jun, co-founder and CEO of Xiaomi. At the same event, Xiaomi is likely to introduce the Redmi 8 as well.
The first Redmi Smart TV will come with a large 70-inch screen. In addition to confirming the screen size, the poster released by Xiaomi also confirms an attractive design with razor-thin bezels and an ultra-slim profile. The other key features of the upcoming Redmi TV haven’t been revealed yet, although we can expect it to offer 4K resolution and HDR support.
Even though the company hasn’t confirmed it yet, some are speculating that the Redmi 8 may also debut at the same event. The Redmi 8 was recently spotted on the TENAA website, revealing some of its key features. According to the TENAA listing, Redmi 8 will come with a 6.22-inch LCD display featuring 720 x 1520 HD+ resolution. It will be powered by an octa-core SoC clocked at 2.0 GHz, coupled with up to 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. Less expensive variants with 2GB RAM + 16GB storage and 3GB RAM + 32GB storage will be available as well.
On the back of the phone will be a dual-camera setup with a 12MP primary sensor. For selfies, the Redmi 8 includes an 8MP snapper housed within the waterdrop notch on the front. The main highlight, however, will be its massive 5000mAh capacity battery. On the software front, Redmi 8 will be launched with the Android 9 Pie operating system out of the box.