Xiaomi’s model lineup is looking more confusing by the day, particularly in the lower end, and a new device revealed on TENAA isn’t going to help. The Chinese regulator has certified a smartphone that goes by the model designation M1803E6E and we have it pegged for the next Redmi, but who knows.
It’s got a Redmi-grade display resolution – 720p, but a Redmi Note diagonal – 5.99 inches (at this point why not call it 6 inches?). It’s an LCD in an 18:9 aspect ratio, though that doesn’t help with assigning a ‘Note’ moniker or not. The number that does point to a non-Note is in the battery capacity field – 3,000mAh, while Redmi Notes typically come with 4,000mAh worth of juice.
Anyhow, what appears to be a similar dual camera setup to the existing Redmi Note 5 Pro’s is on this new phone’s back. The TENAA filing only quotes a 12MP sensor and doesn’t specify the secondary one, but does explicitly say a total of 3 cameras. Hence our speculation it’s the 12MP+5MP combo from the Note 5 Pro.
Other details include an unnamed chipset with an octa-core CPU clocked at up to 2.0GHz, and three RAM/storage versions – 2/16GB, 3/32GB, and 4/64GB. TENAA’s rulers measured 160.7 x 77.3 x 8.1mm and weight is specified at 170g. A total of 9 color options are listed too.
We’re yet to hear of an official announcement, but it can’t be that far away.