2019 is almost over but in the world of technology, there are still many product launches left from most Chinese brands. Xiaomi, which is busy preparing for a few remaining launches for 2019, has announced a bunch of new phones and gadgets that you could expect to see unveiled in December 2019. While only a few have been confirmed, speculations have suggested a few more products that Xiaomi could bring by the time 2019 ends.
If you are a fan of Xiaomi products, you will be looking forward to a couple of launches that are set to happen in December. In China, Xiaomi will be unveiling the successor to the Redmi K20 series whereas in India, the Mi Note 10 is expected to make a debut. However, Xiaomi could also bring a couple of new products to both China and India that may be reserved for the latter half of December. Since there are a couple of products, we accumulate all the Xiaomi products expected to debut next month as well as the ones that are confirmed for launch.
Confirmed Xiaomi launches in December
Redmi K30 (in China)
The Redmi K30 has been the hype on social media for a while and Xiaomi has given a date for the official launch which is on December 10. The Redmi K30 is said to be the successor to the Redmi K20 from earlier this year and it will bring some major upgrades over the old model – thanks to a bunch of leaks on Weibo.
The major upgrade comes in the form of a 120Hz refresh rate display with a dual hole-punch cutout. The display will use an LCD screen with thin bezels all around and curved corners. Inside, there will be a Snapdragon 730G chipset that’s known to be paired with at least 6GB RAM and 64GB storage. It will run on MIUI 11 as usual. A 4500mAh battery with support for 27W fast charging is also said to present.
Shutterbugs could be contented with a quad-camera setup at the back, comprising of a 64-megapixel main camera along with a 13-megapixel wide-angle camera, an 8-megapixel telephoto camera and a 2-megapixel depth camera. A 32-megapixel selfie camera will also be present on the front. And, the new model could still start from approximately Rs 20,000.
Mi Note 10 (in India)
The Mi Note 10 launched last month in China but Xiaomi is now set to bring it to India. This will be the first Mi Note series phone in India and it could straightaway compete with the likes of OnePlus 7T, Asus 6Z and even the Redmi K20 Pro. What’s so special about this one? The cameras, of course!
The Mi Note 10 has a headlining Penta camera setup that features a 108-megapixel main camera paired along with a 12-megapixel telephoto camera with 2x optical zoom, another 5-megapixel telephoto camera with 5x optical zoom and a 2-megapixel macro camera. Huff! This is like a Swiss army knife for camera lovers. And that’s not all, there’s a 32-megapixel selfie camera for taking high-res photos.
The Mi Note 10 also focuses on being premium with a Gorilla Glass 5 protected front and rear glass body with curved edges. The display uses a 6.4-inch Full HD AMOLED panel with narrow bezels. A Snapdragon 730G chipset paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage controlled by MIUI 11 takes care of the performance wing. And to keep the phone alive, there’s a 5260mAh battery with support for 30W fast charging system.
Xiaomi products that ‘could’ launch in India in December
The Mi Watch is easily the most exciting wearable we have seen in a while. It competes with the Apple Watch Series 5 in terms of both looks and feel but is substantially cheaper. And it’s still full of all the essential smartwatch features. Most importantly, the Mi Watch runs on Google’s Wear OS platform and Xiaomi has said that global versions of the watch will use the OS.
For the spec nerds, the Mi Watch features a 1.78-inch AMOLED display and comes with 3D glass protection. A Snapdragon Wear 3100 chipset along with 1GB RAM and 8GB storage looks after the performance department. As part of fitness tracking, the Mi Watch can detect steps, calories, heart rate, blood oxygen sensor, sleep and exercise tracking. And it will also show notifications from your phone and even let you interact with them.
In China, the Mi Watch starts at 1299 Yuan (approximately Rs 13,000) whereas the top-end version of the Mi Watch with all the fancy metal strap and ceramic back cover, costs 1999 Yuan (approximately Rs 20,000).
Mi TV 5 series
The Mi TV 5 could also come to India this December. Launched alongside the Mi Watch, the Mi TV 5 series brings some big upgrades over the Mi TV 4 series. And you can choose between regular as well as Pro models. The Mi TV 5 Pro models can be ordered in 55-inches, 65-inches and 75-inches screen size. And most importantly, the Pro model comes with 4K Quantum Dot screen and support for HDR 10+ content as well as 8K video support. The regular models get more RAM and storage options. And while the Chinese variants come with PatchWall, the Indian version will surely come with Android 9 Pie TV OS along with PatchWall as an add-on. However, this is just speculation for now.