- Redmi has confirmed that it will launch its first flagship gaming phone this year.
- It also said the new Dimensity 1200 chipset will debut inside a Redmi phone.
- Itâ€™s unclear if the gaming phone and Dimensity 1200 phone are the same device.
Redmi is traditionally known for delivering budget phones, but the Xiaomi sub-brand has switched to offering affordable flagships in recent years too. Now, it looks like the company is eyeing another segment as well.
Redmi general manager Lu Weibing revealed in a machine-translated Weibo post that the brand will launch its â€œfirst flagship gaming phoneâ€� this year at a â€œprice that cannot be refused.â€� Furthermore, the executive also noted that the newly announced MediaTek Dimensity 1200 processor will make a â€œworld premiereâ€� inside a Redmi phone, echoing previous hints of a new MediaTek-powered flagship handset.
Itâ€™s unclear whether this MediaTek-powered phone and Redmiâ€™s aforementioned first gaming phone are the same device. For what itâ€™s worth, the Dimensity 1200 features the same GPU found in last yearâ€™s flagship silicon, but it also offers software-driven ray tracing and 168Hz refresh rate support.
In any event, any decent gaming phone should deliver a high level of sustained performance, gaming-focused software tweaks, and physical inputs of some kind (such as shoulder triggers). So hopefully Redmiâ€™s first device ticks all the boxes in this regard.
Weâ€™ve asked Xiaomi to confirm whether the Dimensity 1200 phone and Redmiâ€™s first gaming flagship are the same device, and will update the article if/when they get back to us.