Xiaomi’s popular Redmi series of handsets could be in for another revision, if the recent leak from @Upleaks is to be believed. Known as the Xiaomi H3Y or Hermes for now, the next potential entry in the Redmi series could end up housing some interesting hardware.
Although the display size isn’t known yet, the rumor suggests that the phone will arrive with a 1920×1080 display resolution. Previous Redmi devices have shipped with a 720p 4.7 inch display, so the bump up to fullHD would provide a boost to the viewing experience.
The processing package looks to be a MediaTek MT6795, also known as the Helio X10, which is a 28nm octa-core chip utilizing a familiar 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53 set-up arranged in two clusters of four. This is backed up with 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM.
Interestingly, the handset is also said to feature a Samsung Isocell image sensor, suggesting that Xiaomi could be the first third party manufacturer to make use of Samsung’s in-house camera technology. The rear camera will come in at 13 megapixel, while the front facing camera will be a 5 megapixel OmniVision sensor.
Other potential features include dual-SIM card support, a familiar entry in the series, along with a metallic body and either an Android 5.0 or 5.1 version of Xiaomi’s MIUI 6 software.
Based on this leaked, the next Redmi handset could help to bridge the gap between the series and the company’s other high-end productions. Xiaomi has been steadily releasing new smartphones this year, including its budget friendly Mi 4i and high-end Mi Note Pro, Would this new Redmi device be a welcome addition to the line-up?