Yesterday, Lu Weibing, vice president of Xiaomi Group and general manager of Redmi brand, posted a poster on Weibo. The poster showed the Redmi Note 7 had been considered to be the number one smartphone on GSMArena. Moreover, it appeared among the top 20 phones in the H1 2019. In fact, this phone doesn’t need these awards because it really performs well on the market and brings a lot of benefits to the manufacturer. However, what’s more interesting in Lu Weibing’s post is the phone the message had been sent. In the phone name field, we can see the ‘Redmi Android’ phrase. So many users think he is using and testing the upcoming Redmi Note 8.
Honestly, Redmi has already announced it will be the first to release a smartphone powered by the MediaTek Helio G90T platform. As you should know, this new chip is aiming at gaming. However, this is not a gaming chip but a regular SoC focusing on gamers.
In fact, this chip is a mid-ranger. It has scored more than 222,000 points at AnTuTu. In terms of architecture and design, the dual-core CPU adopts the most advanced A76 architecture. The GPU is the quad-core Mali-G76. And the high-performance version G90T has a graphics clock speed of up to 800MHz.
Lu Weibing emphasized that under the guarantee of high performance, the G90 series also has exclusive game features such as ‘chip-level’ network delay optimization, millisecond-level touch response, and special image quality specifications. All these features make it become the world’s first online gaming chip and obtain TÜV Rheinland smartphones.
Anyways, this doesn’t mean the upcoming Redmi Note 8 should be packed with this chip. It’s just our assumption. But one thing is clear – Lu Weibing is testing the next Redmi phone, and most likely, we are dealing with the Redmi Note 8.