The iPad Air (2020) that went official yesterday is the world’s first device to feature a 5nm chipset. Flagship phones running on Android that are scheduled to release in 2021 will most likely feature the successor of the Snapdragon 865 SoC. The rumored Snapdragon 875 is believed to be a 5nm chipset. Today, Redmi GM Lu Weibing took to Weibo to tease the arrival of new products powered by the upcoming 5nm chipset.
Weibing did not reveal the name of the Redmi phone that will feature the forthcoming Snapdragon 875 mobile platform. Since the Redmi K30 Pro flagship phone debuted in first quarter this year, the Redmi K40 Pro could feature the SD875 chipset.
It is speculated that the Snapdragon 875 chipset will break cover in the first quarter of 2021. Xiaomi and Vivo could are reportedly planning to launch their SD875 powered flagship phones before the Chinese Spring Festival that takes place in February.
Speaking of Xiaomi, the Snapdragon 865 SoC was first seen on the Xiaomi Mi 10 series in February this year. The Redmi K30 Pro with SD865 was announced in March. Probably, the Chinese firm may apply the same strategy next year. The Xiaomi Mi 20 / 11 may debut in February 2021 followed by the Redmi K40 Pro.
Early rumors surrounding the Redmi K40 series have claimed the Redmi K40 will debut in the last quarter of this year. It is likely to be driven by the upcoming Snapdragon 775 chipset. At present, there is no word on the other specifications of the Redmi K40 and K40 Pro smartphones.