Xiaomi has several sub-brands under its umbrella, which includes both Redmi and Poco, but it looks like the company could actually be planning on launching a new sub-brand. This is according to a report from The Mobile Indian who claims to have heard this information from their unnamed sources.
Assuming the report is accurate, this sub-brand actually sounds quite exciting. This is because the report claims that Xiaomi’s rumored sub-brand will be launching phones aimed at technology enthusiasts and is meant to be what Poco used to be before the brand became more mainstream.
Apparently this sub-brand will focus on handsets that will launch with a stock Android experience and that any bloatware or Xiaomi software will not be included with the phone, giving users the most vanilla Android experience since Google’s Nexus days before Google started loading the Pixel up with exclusive features.
The phones won’t be powerhouses and will instead be largely powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 700-series of mid-range chipsets. The phones will also reportedly offer three OS updates along with four years of security patches, all of which actually sounds pretty good for users looking for affordable handsets unladen with bloatware.
There is no mention of when this sub-brand of phones will launch, so we’ll just have to wait and see, although it’s probably still best to take it with a grain of salt for now.
Source: Gadgets 360