Last year, Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 11 Pro in China. The device, however, was confusing for many buyers as it wasn’t an upgrade over the existing Redmi Note 10 Pro which was selling with a cheaper price tag.
Now, Redmi’s general manager Lu Weibing has come out to clear the confusion over the device. In a Weibo post, the Redmi GM explains that since last year, the company has adopted a “two generations a year strategy.” Out of these, one generation will focus on extreme performance while the other will prioritize all-around experience.
The company basically applied this strategy with the Note 11 Pro making it an all-around experience device after debuting the performance-focused Redmi Note 10 Pro earlier in the year.
The Redmi GM admitted that this approach made the Note 11 Pro 5G a confusing device for customers as they were expecting a direct successor of the performance-focused Note 10 Pro. To solve this confusion, Redmi has decided to rename its upcoming Redmi Note 12 series (placeholder name) to something that better represents its emphasis on performance.
Lu Weibing has also asked community members for suggestions regarding the name on the upcoming device.
Coming to the specs of the next-gen Redmi Note phones, the devices were recently spotted on TENAA with 22041216C and 22041216UC model numbers. The listing reveals that the devices have a 6.6-inch display, likely FHD+ in resolution. The 22041216C variant has a 4,980mAh battery, while the 22041216UC model has a 4,300mAh battery. Both of these devices run Android 12 out of the box. Other than that, the upcoming Redmi Note is expected to come with a MediaTek dimensity chipset which is the Dimensity 8100. So the device is expected to come with the Dimensity 8000 or Dimensity 1300 SoC.