Apple announced the 4th generation iPad Air and the 8th generation iPad yesterday. The iPad Air (2020) is powered by the Apple A14 Bionic chipset, which is the world’s first 5nm SoC. The same SoC could be fueling the upcoming iPhone 12 series. As far as Android flagships are concerned, most of them are expected to feature the upcoming 5nm flagship chip from Qualcomm. While the name of the processor is under wraps, it is speculated to break cover as Snapdragon 875. Today, Redmi GM Lu Weibing released a post on Weibo to tease the arrival of new Redmi products with a 5nm chipset.
Qualcomm may launch the Snapdragon 875 mobile platform by the end of this year or early 2021. The first phones featuring the SD875 SoC will break cover in Q1 2021. Rumors have it that Xiaomi and Vivo will be the first brands to launch SD875 powered flagships.
This year, Xiaomi unveiled the Snapdragon 865 powered Xiaomi Mi 10 series in February. In March, Redmi announced the Redmi K30 Pro with the SD865 chip. Redmi’s first device to feature the new SD875 could be the Redmi K40 Pro.
Rumors are rife that the Redmi may announce the Redmi K40 by the end of this year and it may launch the Redmi K40 Pro in Q1 2020. The K40 is speculated to feature the upcoming Snapdragon 775 chipset. A tipster has claimed that the Redmi K40 will deliver a full-screen experience, carry support for rapid charger, and a large camera lens.
Xiaomi is expected to launch the Xiaomi Mi 20 (or Mi 11) flagship phones before the Spring Festival of China in February 2021. Probably, the Redmi K40 Pro may debut in March. At present, there is no word on other specs of the Redmi K40 and Redmi K40 Pro smartphones.
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