Xiaomi is considering introducing an alternative to the iPhone 12 mini. The top manager of the company Lu Weibing stated this in his blog on Weibo.
Weibing said that Xiaomi also wants to release a compact device with advanced features. He hinted that a similar device will be released under the Redmi brand, which belongs to the eponymous subsidiary of Xiaomi. However, Lu Weibing noted that in this case, the manufacturer will have to sacrifice the battery capacity and battery life of the smartphone.
The top manager of the corporation did not specify when such a smartphone may appear in the Redmi line. Weibing's original post garnered over four thousand comments. Some users noted that the release of a compromise flagship is not necessary, while others said that they would look forward to the release of the “killer” iPhone.
A new series of Apple smartphones, which includes the affordable iPhone 12 mini, was announced on October 13. The device received a 5.4-inch OLED display, A14 Bionic chip, 5G support. In early September, the iPhone 12, which had not yet been released at that time, was criticized by the top manager of Xiaomi Zhang Guoquan. He shamed Apple for sacrificing battery capacity in its smartphones, while devices with 5G support are characterized by increased power consumption.