Most interestingly, Digital Chat Station suggests that the new device would also be equipped with physical shoulder buttons – a feature that is much appreciated by users, especially on smartphones under the gaming variety. Unlike its fellow Xiaomi subsidiary Black Shark, it is quite unlikely that Redmi would equip its own gaming smartphone with mechanical shoulder buttons – especially considering the brand’s usual focus on offering products at affordable price points.
Speaking of which, the leakster noted that Redmi’s upcoming device may be priced around RMB 2,000 to RMB 2,500 (~RM 1,262 to ~RM 1,578) at launch. If proven accurate, this would make it one of the cheapest gaming smartphones available on the market. However, despite the attractive price range, some users might not find its featured Dimensity 1200 chipset all that appealing.
Redmi has yet to announce when it is planning to officially unveil its first ever gaming handset.