Redmi India has launched a new smartphone on social media, the Redmi A1. The device name might sound like the beloved Xiaomi A series is making a comeback, but it’s not.
The Redmi A1 could be a budget smartphone that could be together with the Redmi 10A and Redmi 9A or replace it.
Redmi India posted this tweet on social media: “PS Just like yesterday’s match, we are ready to take you down with our A1 all-rounders. Can you guess what’s to come?”
Let the celebrations begin! 🎊We are bringing you some exciting releases from #DiwaliWithMi. PS Just like yesterday’s match, we’re ready to rock our 𝘼1 𝙖𝙡𝙡-𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙧𝙨. Can you guess what’s to come? pic.twitter.com/uqQFjXQOWrAugust 29, 2022
Diwali is coming on October 24th. The annual Diwali with Mi sale takes place before Diwali. And this phone is listed as Special Diwali with Mi release so the phone will be released soon.
Redmi A1: expected specs
The Redmi A1 was recently spotted in the Geekbench database. From the listing, we can see that the Mediatek Helio A22 SoC will power this phone and it comes with 3GB of RAM.
From this, we can see that this could be a low budget phone series and could replace the current Redmi 9A and Redmi 10A smartphone lineup.
Also, this phone is rumored to be hitting the market under the Poco brand, Poco C50.
Redmi A1 is not the rumored Xiaomi Android phone
We previously reported that Xiaomi could be launching a new sub-brand or a new series that would come with a clean Android experience. If you remember, Xiaomi A series smartphones were a big hit in India. It came with a near-stock Android experience and offered an experience like no other phone in the Xiaomi lineup.
However, this could not be the smartphone that comes with stock Android. As we saw in the Geekbench listing, this phone is a budget phone that will come at an ultra-low price. Xiaomi’s standard Android phone or phones should come with Snapdragon 700 series chipsets and should be priced higher.